findthebest

  • Comparison Site FindTheBest Adds Real Estate Data To Help Home Buyers

    Comparison Site FindTheBest Adds Real Estate Data To Help Home Buyers

    FindTheBest, a site where users can find data-driven comparisons of everything from smartphones to colleges, is getting a facelift today, along with a new comparison category — homes. Alex Rosenberg, who leads the company’s new products team, told me he was initially hesitant about getting involved in the home-buying market, because of all the competition and all the data… Read More

  • FindTheBest Wants To Personalize Comparison Shopping With AssistMe

    FindTheBest Wants To Personalize Comparison Shopping With AssistMe

    Kleiner Perkins-backed comparison shopping platform FindTheBest has been focused on solving a specific problem for the past year: how to help people compare different products and services so that they can quickly figure out which is the best one. And today, the platform is adding data-driven personalization as part of the solution with the launch of a new data-driven feature called… Read More

  • Kevin O’Connor To Entrepreneurs: Don’t Be Afraid To ‘Throw A Turd In The Punch Bowl’

    Kevin O’Connor To Entrepreneurs: Don’t Be Afraid To ‘Throw A Turd In The Punch Bowl’

    On stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Kevin O’Connor, the former Co-founder of DoubleClick and current Founder and CEO of FindTheBest, offered some pointed advice to aspiring entrepreneurs. Having co-founded DoubleClick, which was acquired by Google in 2007 for over $3 billion, O’Connor said that a lot of people think he has more money — and perhaps more… Read More

  • (Founder Stories) Kevin O’Connor: Having An “Exit Strategy Is Total Bullshit”

    (Founder Stories) Kevin O’Connor: Having An “Exit Strategy Is Total Bullshit”

    Chris Dixon wraps up his interview with  FindTheBest (and DoubleClick) co-founder, Kevin O’Connor by asking him about his end goal for FindTheBest. O’Connor responds that an “exit strategy is total bullshit,” he is simply doing what he loves doing and notes that if you solve a big problem “you end up with lots of options.” O’Connor also suggests… Read More

  • (Founder Stories) O’Connor On What Makes A Good Entrepreneur: “Have You Told Your Boss To Shove It?”

    (Founder Stories) O’Connor On What Makes A Good Entrepreneur: “Have You Told Your Boss To Shove It?”

    Chris Dixon begins this episode of Founder Stories with DoubleClick and FindTheBest Co-founder Kevin O’Conner by telling O’Connor that “DoubleClick is probably the closest thing New York has to a PayPal.” Meaning the two companies share an aptitude for hiring employees that go on to start innovative businesses.  Just as Paypal spawned Yelp, YouTube, and… Read More

  • (Founder Stories) Kevin O’Connor: “The Search Is Over, Tomorrow We Start The Business”

    (Founder Stories) Kevin O’Connor: “The Search Is Over, Tomorrow We Start The Business”

    A serial entrepreneur, Kevin O’Connor’s latest venture is FindTheBest, a company that offers comparisons on everything from credit cards to golf courses. Prior to FindTheBest Kevin was a founder of DoubleClick, which Google ended up buying for $3 billion. In this episode of Founder Stories, O’Connor takes us back before his DoubleClick days to when he joined… Read More

  • Kleiner Perkins Doubles Down On FindTheBest

    Kleiner Perkins Doubles Down On FindTheBest

    Santa Barbara and New York based FindTheBest has nearly doubled in size since February, so it’s no wonder Kleiner Perkins is putting another bet down on the company. They invested $2 million last December. And now they’ve invested $4 million more. I’ve been a fan of the company since I first heard about it. It’s a very useful comparison engine for large data sets (see… Read More

  • Comparison Engine FindTheBest Nabs Former Google Exec Rabin Yaghoubi As President

    Comparison engine FindTheBest has announced a key hire today. Former Google and DoubleClick exec Rabin Yaghoubi will be joining the company as President. At FindTheBest, Rabin will lead Business Development, Marketing, Sales and Operations from the company’s newly opened New York office. At Google, Yaghoubi helped launch and lead Google’s content, commerce and local partnerships. Read More

  • FindTheBest Looks Like A Winner

    Most startups don’t hockey stick on traffic in the first few months after launch (it took Twitter well over a year, for example). So when they do, there’s either something very special going on, or something very sneaky. FindTheBest, a comparison engine founded by DoubleClick cofounder Kevin O’Connor, is definitely surging. They launched late last year, took funding by… Read More

  • Kleiner Perkins Bets On FindTheBest.com

    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has invested in Santa Barbara based FindTheBest, a comparison engine founded by DoubleClick cofounder Kevin O’Connor. This is the first outside funding for the new startup, and one of the first investments made by Kleiner’s sFund, announced in October. Randy Komisar from Kleiner will join FindTheBest’s board of directors. So what does… Read More