BazaarVoice

  • After Antitrust Suit, Bazaarvoice Sells PowerReviews To Review Site Viewpoints For $30M

    After Antitrust Suit, Bazaarvoice Sells PowerReviews To Review Site Viewpoints For $30M

    Bazaarvoice just announced that it’s selling PowerReviews for $30 million in cash. The news comes after an acquisition deal in 2012, followed by an antitrust suit in which the US Justice Department argued that by bringing together two major consumer review sites in one company, the acquisition would reduce competition. The suit ended with Bazaarvoice agreeing to sell PowerReviews to… Read More

  • With Competition Looming, Bazaarvoice Snaps Up eCommerce Ad Network Longboard Media For Up To $43M

    With Competition Looming, Bazaarvoice Snaps Up eCommerce Ad Network Longboard Media For Up To $43M

    It seems that Bazaarvoice is no longer content with simply being a suped-up marketing analytics company. The competition in social media marketing is intensifying (think Salesforce’s acquisition of Buddy Media and Oracle’s purchase of Vitrue), with the bigs beginning to move into the space. So, today, the public company is officially beefing up its social commerce platform with… Read More

  • Customer Reviews And Social Commerce Platform Bazaarvoice Files For $86M IPO

    Customer Reviews And Social Commerce Platform Bazaarvoice Files For $86M IPO

    Another day, another technology company files for an IPO. After Jive and Angie’s List, customer reviews company Bazaarvoice has filed its S-1 with the SEC today. The company aims to raise as much as $86.25 million in its offering. The Austin, TX- based Bazaarvoice, provides a SaaS that powers customer reviews platforms and other social commerce features on brand web sites like Best… Read More

  • More Money For Product Reviews; PowerReviews Lands $15 Million

    On the heels of Bazaarvoice raising an $8.8 million series B, competitor PowerReviews has just raised $15 million, adding to the $6.25 million they raised in late 2005. The round was led by Lehman Brothers Venture Partners along with current investors Menlo Ventures and Draper Richards. Since its launch in April 2007, the number of reviews and products offered on Buzzilions.com has tripled. Read More

  • Bazaarvoice Closes $8.8 Million Series B

    Bazaarvoice has closed $8.8 million in Series B funding in a round led by Battery Ventures with Austin Ventures and First Round Capital also participating. Battery Ventures General Partner Neeraj Agrawal has joined Bazaarvoice’s Board of Directors as part of the deal. Texas-based Bazaarvoice provides white label Amazon-like editorial recommendations for products to other companies. The… Read More

  • BazaarVoice Gets Walmart Deal

    Walmart finally added user comments and reviews to its website. Reuters covered the news today, which was picked up by major media. In those articles, Walmart CMO Cathy Halligan said reviews and comments were “the No. 1 customer-requested feature.” What this article didn’t mention is that Austin-based Bazaarvoice, a company I covered just over a year ago, is the technology… Read More

  • Startups Launch to Help Web 1.0 Sites

    Two startups have launched recently to assist web 1.0 content and commerce sites add much needed web 2.0 features – Aggregate Knowledge and BazaarVoice. The companies, both backed by Josh Kopelman’s First Round Capital, help companies add customer feedback features at a fraction of the price of developing them in-house. Menlo Park-based Aggregate Knowledge, led by CEO Paul Martino… Read More