This should be called top “consumer” internet exits. As a rule to qualify the exit must have a sales price > 100mm. There were very few in the 2001-2005 area, so this is most of them in the last decade. Please feel free to comment and I will include it. Current count: 32 exits.

1. AdvertisingĀ  (4.4 B in exits)

  1. Tacoda (270 M AOL) July 2007
  2. Right Media (680 M Yahoo) July 2007
  3. Blue Lithium (300 M Yahoo) Sept 2007
  4. Quigo (340 M AOL) Dec 2007
  5. Adify (300 M Cox) Apr 2008
  6. Admob (750 M Google) Nov 2009
  7. Quatro (275 M Apple) Jan 2010
  8. QuinnStreet (853 M IPO) Jan 2010
  9. ReachLocal ( 386 M IPO) May 2010
  10. iCrossing (325 M Hearst) June 2010

2. Ecommerce (4.3BĀ  exits)

  1. LowerMyBills (330M Experian) May 2005
  2. Shopzilla (525M Scripps) June 2005
  3. Shopping.com (634 M eBay) Aug 2005
  4. PriceGrabber (485 M Experian) Dec 2005
  5. StubHub (310M Ebay)
  6. BillMeLater (820 M eBay) Oct 2008
  7. Zappos (890 M Amazon) July 2009
  8. Woot (100 M Amazon) June 2010
  9. NetQuote (200M Bankrate) June 2010
  10. CreditCards (100M Bankrate) June 2010

3. Social Networks (1.8 B in exits)

  1. Myspace/intermix (650 M NewsCorp) July 2005
  2. Xing (200 M IPO) Dec 2006
  3. Studievz ( 112M Hollzpring) Jan 2007
  4. Bebo (890 M AOL) Mar 2008

4. Video/Photo (total 1.7BB exits)

  1. YouTube (1.5 B Google) Oct 2005
  2. Divx (435 M IPO) Sep 2006
  3. PhotoBucket (250 M NewsCorp) May 2007

5. Games (625M exits)

  1. xFire (102 M Viacom) April 2006
  2. Harmonix (175 M Viacom) Sept 2006
  3. Playfish (350 M EA) Nov 2009

6. Content / Directories (570M in exits)

  1. Business.com (345MM RR Donnelly) May 2007
  2. Daily Candy (120M Comcast) Aug 2008
  3. Associated Content (100M Yahoo) May 2010

7. Music (280M in exits)

  1. LastFM (280 M CBS) May 2007
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