Clark BensonClark is the CEO and founder of Ranker. The website is his fifth startup. If you're curious, you can learn more about him via his lists .
Ranker is Clark's fifth love (yes, he ranks EVERYTHING).
In Clark's own words, we rank behind "his wife, his parents, his twins and his pet eel (except when he bites, then I drop him down the list)."
DataCheck out Ranker's Data Blog for a look at all the insights we are gathering all the time about the tastes and preferences of our users, as well as a more thorough look at the science behind Ranker's algorithms and methodolgy.
Every day, we're collecting thousands of votes on our lists, gathering opinions on everything from the best colleges to top NHL Defensemen to the most delicious food trucks. So it'd be a total waste not to comb through all of that information on everyone's tastes and try to learn a thing or two.
- 10You can now link your Ranker account to your Facebook account, which will let you quickly share the things you do on Ranker with your friends on Facebook. You can also link up your Twitter, Gmail and Yahoo accounts, because we're cool like that.
You can also find us on Facebook, where we post awesome new lists, contests, cute photos and other awesomeness every single day.
How to Reach UsOur address: 6420 Wilshire Blvd., #880, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Our phone number: (323) 782-1448
E-mail us: email@example.com
InvestorsClark Benson was the original seed investor for Ranker. Since then Ranker has raised money in a few investment rounds.Ranker's institutional investors are Draper Associates, Rincon Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, Data Collective, Gil Elbaz, and Newport Coast Ventures. Additionally, Ranker has numerous angel investors, including members of both Tech Coast Angels and Pasadena Angels.
JobsWe're always looking for smart Java developers and in-the-know Internet types (marketing, product, biz dev, etc) with strong experience and a lot of Web knowledge. Applications are always welcome at Ranker.
Check out our jobs page for current openings. And since needs/priorities change on a dime here, if you are interested in joining us and have some experience in what we are doing, feel free to send us a resume even if you don't see a posted opening that fits your background.
PartnershipsWe currently have numerous partnerships on the business, data and content sides, and we are always open to more. If you're interested in working with us in any capacity, contact Clark.
We also have a distributed app, and a program to help publishers and personalities take advantage of our platform to create customized content that helps promote their brand across the web. To learn more about our celebrity lists program, or about using the distributed app with your site to let your users power your own rankings, email Brian Gilmore.
A special shout-out to our data partners, Factual and Freebase. No, not THAT freebase, we like our hair too much to risk lighting it on fire... Freebase is a wonderful open-source collection of data about everything, and we couldn't rank the universe without either of 'em.
PressFor press inquiries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-782-9800.
Press mentions are here
- 2Ranker launched in August of 2009, and since then, we've seen a lot of growth in terms of new users and engagement on the site. We're now up to 6.5 million monthly unique visitors, and we're serving over 120 million monthly ad impressions; what's more, those numbers are growing every day. And perhaps most importantly, people love to vote on Ranker lists - just under a million votes are cast each month.
Click here to check out how fast we're growing for yourself.
- 4Give a big hello to our team here at Ranker (we won't take any small hellos).
Premesh PurayilMani Dhillon
Ravi IyerAndrew Tertitski
and our offshore partners at EOSSYS (if you are looking for a crack offshore coding solution, we couldn't recommend them more - they have been with us almost from inception)
The Miracle MileRanker.com was founded in 2008 but the site wasn't launched until August 2009. There was a closed beta for a few months before we opened it up to the public.
We used to have a home office in Hollywood, CA, right on the Walk of Fame. But that office lacked a few of the basic comforts of life (like windows!), so we've since switched to a high-rise on Los Angeles' Wilshire Boulevard, in a neighborhood known as The Miracle Mile.
LA's Miracle Mile was founded in the early 1920s and was the first development of Wilshire as a commercial district. Today, it's among LA's most densely populated neighborhoods. It has also been the setting of numerous films, including "Volcano" (in which it was covered by magma) and "Miracle Mile" (in which LA is about to be decimated by a nuclear explosion.)
- 9Follow us @Ranker. We also have specialized accounts for the Film and Video Game categories.
You can also follow our Founder/CEO @ClarkBenson . But, by far the biggest twitter hitter at Ranker is Lon Harris (@Lons).
If you're more into communicating the old-fashioned way, you can always send any questions, comments, concerns or feedback to email@example.com . And, you can send any PR or press inquiries here .
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