Investopedia is an American website based in New York City that provides investing and finance education along with reviews, ratings, and comparisons of various financial products such as brokerage accounts.
Investopedia was founded in 1999 by Cory Wagner and Cory Janssen in Edmonton, Alberta at the height of the dot-com era. Wagner focused on business development and R&D, and Janssen focused on marketing and sales. 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 experts and a stock market simulator.
Founding in 1999
In April 2007, Forbes Media acquired Investopedia.com for an undisclosed amount.
In 2010, Forbes sold Investopedia to ValueClick Inc. for $42 Million.