Fanbase Launches With Over 1.7 Million Athletes In The Wiki Database

Posted Aug 24, 2009 officially launched today.  Fanbase has been in development over the last 18 months and was even backed with $5 million in funding from Benchmark Capital.  Fanbase aims to connect sports fans from all over the world through sharing of information that covers every team, every athlete, and every sport.

As of right now about 500,000 users have made about 60,000 contributions to the website.  Now there is information available across 1.7 million athletes and 20,000 teams.  Now that there is a large amount of information on teams and athletes, the next step is getting as many photos and videos in the website.

Fanbase was co-founded by Nirav Tolia who also led in a previous job.  Epinions was eventually sold to eBay.