Dealipedia was launched back in 2008 by internet pioneer Michael Robertson as an easy way to make information about
business deals readily available, easily updated and very accessible for everyone.
The initial site was built up with thousands of entries by Michael and a team of analysts who then turned it over to the public for
"wiki-style" updating and development.
During this time Dealipedia (especially the daily email) developed into an important resource for those "in the know" about the free service.
Most other information providers charge hefty fees for access to data and over time have been able to invest heavily in product development and/or marketing to drive readership. In 2012 it was decided that the site and the data would be transferred over to a research organization that could develop it further and turn it into an even more powerful and valuable service. The team behind Research 2.0, IPO Candy and SoundView Technology Group has an aggressive development plan for Dealipedia.
The first thing we did was double the size of the team putting deals into the system. Our daily email is routinely far more complete then any other services; including the paid ones.
As a next step we are making some basic upgrades based on existing customer feedback that we will be rolling out in September. The most requested features included a more informative (but still very short) daily email, a less frequent summary option, improved database searching and more links to related information. After that some much more significant and unique elements will be delivered that will supply a broader and deeper range of content across new distribution channels.
We plan to shift the data approach from a pure wiki approach to a combination of internal resources, crowdsourcing, and programmatic content acquisition. Part of the motivation of the staff will be to create new features that will ultimately be worth paying for so that we may continue our mission.