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Purch

Purch Inc.
Type Private
Industry Digital Media
Founded 2003
Headquarters Salt Lake City, Utah
Key people Greg Mason
Products Content Marketing
Employees +350
Website .com.purchwww

Purch, Inc. is an American online publishing company, formerly known as TechMediaNetwork.[1] The company holds a portfolio of digital brands and services focused on making complex buying decisions easy for consumers and businesses, across an array of tech-related product and service categories.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • List of Websites Owned and Operated by Purch 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

Purch was originally founded as TopTenREVIEWS, Inc.[3] in 2003 by Jerry Ropelato,[4] who currently serves on the board of directors. In 2009, TopTenREVIEWS, Inc. was rebranded as TechMedia Network, Inc. following the acquisition of Live Science, Space.com and Newsarama from Imaginova.[5] In 2011, TechMedia Network, Inc. acquired the print- and online-assets of LAPTOP Magazine (now, exclusively a web publication known as Laptop Mag) from Bedford Communications.[6] In July 2013, the company acquired Bestofmedia Group,[7] publisher of Tom’s Hardware, Tom’s Guide, Tom’s IT Pro and a variety of sister publications across Europe. TechMedia Network Inc. acquired BuyerZone.com, LLC[8] from Reed Business Information in early 2014, and in doing so, added a lead-generation platform to its network of media publications. On April 30, 2014, Purch announced an exclusive partnership with Mobile Nations,[9] a network of mobile-focused online communities. Purch has received funding from ABS Capital Partners, Village Ventures, and Highway 12 Ventures.[10] Greg Mason is the current CEO of Purch.

List of Websites Owned and Operated by Purch

References

  1. ^ Tom Cheredar, "TechMedia Network rebrands as Purch, nears $100M in revenue", VentureBeat
  2. ^ Caysey Welton, "TechMedia Network Rebrands as Purch, Establishes Multi-brand Partnership", FolioMag
  3. ^ "Press Releases", TopTenReviews.com
  4. ^ "About - Staff", Purch.com
  5. ^ Mike Shields, "The Hot Web Content Company You’ve Never Heard Of", Digiday
  6. ^ Stefanie Botelho,"TechMediaNetwork Acquires LAPTOP Magazine and Laptop.com", FolioMag
  7. ^ Eliza Brook, "TechMedia Network Buys Bestofmedia Group And Steps Up Content-Commerce Integration", TechCrunch
  8. ^ Caysey Welton, "TechMedia Network Acquires BuyerZone", FolioMag
  9. ^ "Press Release", "Introducing Purch: The Definitive Buying Decision Platform", MarketWired
  10. ^ Robin Wauters, "Technology Media Publisher TechMediaNetwork Raises $33 Million", TechCrunch

External links

  • Official website
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