In the mid-1990s, Angie Hicks’ co-founder had lots of trouble finding good contractors in Columbus, Ohio. So why not create a website that allows for trusted reviews? Of course, the result was Angie’s List.
It definitely was a good move. Now the company has filed to go public.
Angie’s List covers more than 550 categories, such as plumbing, roof repair, remodeling and auto repair. As for the ratings, they are based only on member feedback and comments. There are no anonymous reviews. And the audience is highly engaged. It generates roughly 40,000 reviews per month (the total is 2.2 million). Read