Unlike rivals PowerReviews and Bazaarvoice, which power user reviews for companies like Overstock.com, Dell, Staples, and Radio Shack, RatePoint focuses on local and small businesses. So a deal that lets VeriSign sell RatePoint’s services to its nearly 1 million clients is a big get for the 18-month-old startup.
How’d they link up? RatePoint’s co-founders Neil Creighton, Christopher Bailey, Mike Rowan, Kefeng Chan sold their last company, GeoTrust, to VeriSign for $125 million in 2006.
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