Investopedia is a financial website headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1999, Investopedia provides investment dictionaries, advice, reviews, ratings, and comparisons of financial products such as securities accounts. Investopedia has more than 32,000 articles and reaches 20 million unique monthly viewers. It is part of the Dotdash family of brands owned by IAC.
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|Headquarters||New York City|
|Owner||Dotdash / IAC|
|Launched||June 6, 1999|
Investopedia was founded in 1999 by Cory Wagner and Cory Janssen in Edmonton, Alberta. Wagner focused on business development and research and development, while Janssen focused on marketing and sales.
In April 2007, Forbes Media acquired Investopedia.com for an undisclosed amount. At the time of the acquisition, Investopedia drew about 2,500,000 monthly users and provided a financial dictionary with about 5,000 terms from personal finance, banking and accounting. It also provided articles by financial advisers and a stock market simulator.
In August 2010, Forbes sold Investopedia to ValueClick for $42 million. By then, the site had grown to more than 30,000 pieces of content and reached 2.2 million unique visitors per month.
In 2013, ValueClick sold Investopedia and a group of other properties to IAC for $80 million.
Following the acquisition, Investopedia launched several initiatives, including Investopedia Academy to sell educational technology.
In March 2015, David Siegel was hired as CEO.
Investopedia's list of the most "influential" financial advisers in the United States was launched in June 2017.
In July 2018, Investopedia joined the Dotdash family of brands and laid off 1/3 of its staff, or 36 people. The site underwent a rebranding and relaunch later in the year.
In 2020, editor-in-chief Silver described Investopedia's goal as "provid[ing] context around the news," rather than breaking new stories. The site launched its first podcast, The Investopedia Express, hosted by Silver, in September 2020. He also frequently appears as a guest financial expert on a variety of broadcast and radio programs, including MSNBC, ABC News and NBC.
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