Who are the Geniuses @ Genius.com and How They Got $10 Million Series B Funding

Posted Jan 18, 2007

The management at Genius.com comprises of founders, David Thompson and Robert Seidl along with VP of Marketing, Felicity Wohltman and VP of Sales, Jean Tali. Genius.com is based out of San Mateo, CA. Genius.com had raised $5.1 million in 2005 from Emergence Capital Partners and Walden International. Today it was announced that Genius.com raised $10 million led by Mohr Davidow Ventures. Mohr Davidow Ventures has also previously invested in Shutterfly.

Genius.com sells software to clients that tracks what other pages that certain consumers of various demographics visit. For example, if Genius.com sold software to Pulse 2.0, we would be able to see easily where a person is coming from and whether they are more interested in Tech News or Startup Reviews.

Genius has over 100 customers and has integrated some software with Salesforce.com. Some customers only want 1 copy of the software whereas others want up to 30 copies. Monthly subscriptions are roughly $29 and there is a 15 day free trial with no credit card necessary. Genius.com software is called SalesGenius, SalesGenius Winter Release, SalesGenius for salesforce.com, Outlook Plug-in, and Genius Interactive. Some of Genius.com clients include Macromedia, NSite, WebEx, and All Covered, Inc.