Hunch (acq. by eBay)
Acquired by eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) in 2011, Hunch personalizes the internet by helping users to share and discover great recommendations about all sorts of topics. Hunch’s ambitious mission is to build a ‘Taste Graph’ of the entire web, connecting every person on the web with their affinity for anything, from books to electronic gadgets to fashion or vacation spots. Hunch is at the forefront of combining algorithmic machine learning with user-curated content, with the goal of providing better recommendations for everyone. Hunch was created by Chris Dixon, a former Associate at Bessemer Venture Partners. Chris also founded BVP-backed startup SiteAdvisor which was acquired by McAfee in 2006.