BuyWithMe Buys Chicago Daily Deal Site DealADayOnlineMay 03, 2011
by Robin Wauters
Groupon rival BuyWithMe has acquired a daily deal site in the former’s home turf, Chicago, in order to expand its regional offering.
With the acquisition of the group buying site, DealADayOnline (DADO), BuyWithMe will offer daily deals in 13 major cities across the United States.
The company says it is expecting to double that footprint over the course of 2011.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
BuyWithMe launched in May 2009 and currently operates in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. The company has raised $21.5 million to date.
BuyWithMe, recently appointed a new CEO, former President and CEO of Turbine Jim Crowley, after its former chief executive (Cheryl Rosner) abruptly left the company in December 2010 after only 8 months on the job.