StumbleUpon passes the 25 million user mark

StumbleUponLast week StumbleUpon stumbled upon its 25millionth user. This is phenomenal growth rate considering that there were only 20 million users in last October. This means that the discovery engine has been drawing about one million registered users every month.

StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that recommends websites and web content for its users. It allows users to personalize the content they would like to be recommended.  It was started in 2001 by Garrett Camp, Geoff Smith, Justin LaFrance and Eric Boyd. In 2006 it received funding and in 2007 was sold to eBay for $75 million. But in 2009, the original creators bought it back.

When it was bought back from eBay, it has about 5.5 million users. Visibly, there has been a phenomenal increase in registered users.

Marc Leibowitz, VP of Business Development and Marketing said “For all intents and purposes this is a new company since the spin out from eBay. Virtually all of the 120 employees we have today have joined since then [when there were about 30 employees]”.

 

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