Entrepreneur Angie Hicks '95 Now Keeping 'List' in 83 Cities
December 5, 2006
December 5, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "They feel a social obligation to report about their experience," Angie Hicks, co-founder of Angie's List and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, says of subscribers to her service. "There's that social contract: 'I'm going to report on my roofer, so you'll report on your plumber, because I'm going to need a plumber someday.'" Hicks and her company are profiled in the Post-Standard of Syracuse, New York, a market Angie's List recently entered.
"Angie Hicks began the list with her co-founder, Bill Oesterle, 11 years ago in Columbus, Ohio, when Oesterle was having trouble finding contractors to renovate a 1920s-era house," writes Nic Corbett. "The two met when Hicks was interning at a venture capital firm, where Oesterle worked. Hicks was a recent graduate of DePauw University with a degree in economics."
Now in 83 cities across America, Angie's List "made $9 million in revenue last year and has 200 employees. From 2002 to 2004, Angie's List was ranked in the Inc. 500 index for being one of the country's fastest-growing privately owned companies," the newspaper points out. Hicks adds, "There's no other service out there that takes the local approach that we do."
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