Hunch is now part of eBay!
We have some big and happy news to announce: Hunch has just been acquired by eBay. Here’s the press release.
A little over a year ago, we began working with other companies to help them leverage Hunch’s Taste Graph to provide personalization on their own sites as well as data-driven insights about their customers. We’ve also encouraged development of external applications that use our open API. It’s been a rewarding challenge for the entire Hunch team to apply our technology and aggregate data in such flexible ways.
During this period, we met the talented team at eBay. We were struck by the incredible opportunity to put Hunch’s Taste Graph technology to work for one of the undisputed global leaders in ecommerce.
We were equally impressed with the caliber of the people we met at eBay. They share not only our passions for creativity, innovation, and technology, but also our commitments to privacy, user respect and data transparency.
We’ll be tackling all kinds of interesting challenges as part of eBay including predictive merchandising, interpreting unstructured data and creating merchant insights. We can’t wait to get started.
All Hunch employees are staying with the company as we start this next chapter. We’ll also continue to be based here in New York and will remain active in the vibrant New York tech scene.
We owe huge appreciation to many people who helped us get to this point. Thanks to our investors, including Ron Conway, Bessemer Venture Partners, General Catalyst and Khosla Ventures. Most of all, we appreciate the contributions and input of the passionate Hunch community (Ictus and Rhapsody and so many others, I’m talking to you) who helped build the Taste Graph from the very beginning. Thank you.
A few things you should know:
- Hunch.com will continue to operate as a stand-alone site. It remains a thriving place to discover and share recommendations, and it’s an active source of new learning that continues to enhance the Taste Graph’s predictive ability. The recent launch of our weekly recommendation emails has been a particular hit (sign up here if you don’t already get them).
- As always, you have control over the data you provide to Hunch. If you have any concerns about your data or would like to delete your Hunch account, here’s how to do so.
- If you have specific questions for us, you can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For press inquiries, please contact Johnna Hoff, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks again for your support and for being a user of Hunch.