Posts Tagged "Pets.com"

Forbes.com

Pets.com has new CEO Julie Wainwright to thank for today’s announcement that Amazon.com and venture capital firm Hummer Winblad have together taken a 50% stake in the online pet supply retailer, which launched in November 1998.

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San Jose Mercury News

McLemore declined [to sell WebMagic’s Pets.com business]. Within days, the Pets.com founder scored a $10 million investment deal led by the VC firm Hummer Winblad…

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Business Wire

Pets.com today announced that it has completed an initial public offering of 7,500,000 shares of common stock at an offering price of $11 per share. The shares commenced trading today on Nasdaq under the symbol IPET.

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Raging Bull

Pets.com hails from rather humble beginnings, when in 1994, a savvy 31-year-old entrepreneur, Greg McLemore, registered this first-tier domain name. Not until 1998 did McLemore’s Web design firm, WebMagic, launch Pets.com, incorporating content, community, and commerce. . . . Pets.com

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Business Wire

Pets.com today announced that it has put up for auction an authentic Pets.com Sock Puppet on Amazon.com Auctions. Direct from Pets.com’s recent Super Bowl commercial shoot, the genuine Sock Puppet, one of only a few originals, is available for bidding

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Newsweek

Pets.com seeks to sell everything your pet pines for. . . . But unlike its competitors, Pets.com has a formidable foe on its leash: Amazon.com. . . . Back in 1994, of course, the online pet market looked comparatively tranquil.

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Newsweek

Greg McLemore, a 31-year old entrepreneur from Pasadena, California, registered the Pets.com address and launched the site as an online community for pet owners.

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Yahoo! Finance

‘We are running hard and fast to make Pets.com the best possible customer experience, from product selection to customer service,” said Julie Wainwright, chief executive officer of Pets.com. “This significant investment [from Amazon.com and Hummer Winblad] allows us to support

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Inter@ctive Week

Customer service, a factor that helped distinguish one of its investors, Amazon.com, is also key, with Pets.com planning to fulfill all orders from its warehouses starting in June.

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U.S. News and World Report

In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs are buzzing about pets. ‘It’s one of the last great consumer spaces for the Internet left to address,’ declares Julie Wainwright, who runs the newly launched Pets.com.

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