An operating system for Lists or list aggregator startup Ranker has raised $750,000 in a seed round led by Siemer Venture Capital. The company, began in 2008, was founded by Clark Benson, who sold eCrush to Hearst Media in 2006. In another news, Scrapblog Inc., an online service, has raised $2.5 million in a funding round led by Steamboat Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of The Walt Disney Co. Founded in 2006, San Francisco-based Scrapblog now counts over 2 million registered users, who have created more than 4.4 million Scrapblogs.
What is Ranker.com?
Ranker is an operating system for Lists. Okay, that was pretty nerdy.
But basically, Ranker is an easy, fun and social way to rank anything. By hooking up our 5 million+ item database to a drag and drop interface, we make it easy for you to create complex lists with lots of data without wasting your time or causing carpal tunnel.
Everything in our system is connected, and your lists are always with you on Ranker. So, it’s easy to drag items from one list to another, and add items from other people’s lists to your rankings. It also allows us to aggregate everybody’s lists into The Consensus, which uses the community’s aggregated opinions to create lists that reflect the wisdom of the crowd.