Angie's List, Inc.
Angie's List, Inc. enables more than 1,000,000 consumers to share their ratings and reviews on how well or how poorly local doctors, dentists and other service professionals perform. Angie's List takes the "ask-your-neighbor" approach for finding good, reliable service to a higher level.
Founded in suburban Columbus, Ohio, in 1995 by William S. Oesterle and Angie Hicks Bowman, Angie's List has grown exponentially in the last 17 years, both in terms of service offerings and reach. Now headquartered in Indianapolis, the company is active in 175 local markets in the United States.
Begun with a handful of categories that centered on helping members find reliable help with home maintenance and repair, the company now offers consumer reviews in about 550 categories of service. Angie's List receives more than 40,000 reports each month from its members, and has seen dramatic growth in its health care categories, which were added in response to member demand in 2008.
In November 2011, the company completed a successful initial public offering raising over $130 million. Angie's List shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol ANGI. Throughout the years, the company secured various equity and debt financings from multiple investors, including venture capitalists located on both coasts and the Midwest to enable it to expand and grow in numerous markets throughout the country. Angie's List has more than tripled its domestic footprint in recent years.
Angie’s List continues to execute and enhance its proven marketing activities in order to attract new members in existing geographic markets by improving its core services and enhancing its technology and communication programs that work to improve member retention. Considered a pioneer in the online consumer ratings niche, the company has differentiated itself from other sites with its investments in and dedication to fair and accurate data, which has been certified by independent, international auditor BPA Worldwide.
Ice Miller LLP has assisted Angie's List for more than eleven years and has seen firsthand the evolution of Angie's List business. During Angie's List growth, Ice Miller LLP has provided legal support and advice relating to all facets of the law including providing legal advice for equity and debt financings, intellectual property matters, labor and employment matters, litigation disputes and general day-to-day corporate and contract issues.
Angie's List is a great American business success story.