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Angie’s List is an American home services website. Founded in 1995, it is an online directory that allows users to read and publish crowd-sourced reviews of local businesses and contractors. Formerly a subscription-only service, Angie’s List added a free membership tier in July 2016.
For the quarter ending on June 30, 2016, Angie’s List reported total revenue of US$83,000,000 and a net income of US$4,797,000.On May 1, 2017, The Wall Street Journal reported that IAC planned to buy Angie’s List. By September 2017 the new publicly traded company was called ANGI Homeservices Inc. Shares started trading in early October, 2017.
William S. Oesterle and Angie Hicks founded Angie’s List in 1995. The idea resulted from Hicks’s search for a reliable construction contractor in suburban Columbus, Ohio, on behalf of Oesterle, a venture capitalist who was Hicks’s boss. Hicks moved to Columbus to join Oesterle in creating Columbus Neighbors, a call-in service and publication with reviews of local home and lawn care services. The name and concept were based on Unified Neighbors in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hicks went door-to-door, signing up consumers as members and collecting ratings of local contractors.
In 2017, the company announced in a press release that they had 2 million subscribers in the year 2013. In August 2015, it reported 3.2 million paid members.