Groupon

Groupon is an e-commerce marketplace that connects users with local merchants by offering daily deals at restaurants, retailers and service providers. Read more

Aaron Cooper's photo - Interim-CEO of Groupon

Interim-CEO

Aaron Cooper

CEO Approval Rating

86/100

Founded:

2008

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PublicIndependent CompanyNASDAQGRPN

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RetailMeNot is a top competitor of Groupon. RetailMeNot was founded in Austin, Texas} in 2009. RetailMeNot competes in the Application Software industry. Compared to Groupon, RetailMeNot generates $1B less revenue.

Amazon is Groupon's #2 competitor. Amazon is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and was founded in 1994. Amazon competes in the E-Commerce field. Amazon generates 32,079% the revenue of Groupon.

Walmart has been one of Groupon's top competitors. Walmart is a Public company that was founded in 1962 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Like Groupon, Walmart also competes in the Logistics, Wholesalers & Retail Distributors industry. Compared to Groupon, Walmart has 2,286,847 more employees.

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Groupon Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$1.3B

Groupon's revenue is the ranked 3rd among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 42.7B. Over the last four quarters, Groupon's revenue has decreased by 33.3%. Specifically, in Q1 2021's revenue was $263.8M; in Q4 2020, it was $343.1M; in Q3 2020, it was $304M; in Q2 2020, Groupon's revenue was $395.6M.

Groupon Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Messagera, Inc.

Aug 2019

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undisclosed
Presence AI is an AI-powered text and voice communications tool that manages bookings, rescheduling and confirmation solution for merchants.
Invitation Digital

May 2018

Source »
undisclosed
Vouchercloud is a cross-platform application that provides vouchers and discount codes for restaurants, retail stores, supermarkets and brands.
Invitation Digital Ltd.

May 2018

Source »
undisclosed
Giftcloud is an online platform that allows users to find and send gift vouchers and cards for special occasions.
Peixe Urbano Web Serviços Digitais LTDA.

Nov 2017

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undisclosed
Peixe Urbano is an online platform that offers discount coupon and product deals from retailers.
Lacador de Ofertas

Sep 2017

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undisclosed
Laçador de Ofertas is an online platform that enables users to discover and book tickets for restaurants, parks, bars, pubs and sightseeing tours.

These are all the companies that Groupon has acquired. Groupon has acquired 37 companies and its latest acquisition was Messagera, Inc. in Aug 2019. Presence AI is an AI-powered text and voice communications tool that manages bookings, rescheduling and confirmation solution for merchants.

Groupon Funding History

Since Groupon was founded in 2008, it has participated in 3 rounds of funding. In total Groupon has raised $966.0M. Groupon's last funding round was on Apr 2016 for a total of $250.0M

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FUNDING DATE

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Apr 2016
$250M

Atairos Management

Equity
Aug 2015
$16M
IPO
Nov 2011
$700M
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Since Groupon was founded in 2008, it has participated in 3 rounds of funding. In total Groupon has raised $966.0M. Groupon's last funding round was on Apr 2016 for a total of $250.0M

Groupon Investments

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SumUp is an England-based manufacturer that designs and distributes portable card readers to accept credit and debit card payments for the retail industry in London.
$11.4M
Aug 26, 2015
Series D
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SumUp is an England-based manufacturer that designs and distributes portable card readers to accept credit and debit card payments for the retail industry in London.
$11.3M
Jun 09, 2015
Series D
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SumUp is an England-based manufacturer that designs and distributes portable card readers to accept credit and debit card payments for the retail industry in London.
$13.4M
Aug 12, 2014
Series C
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ClubLocal is an online platform, which allows customers to instantly book home repairs online.
$10.7M
Feb 20, 2014
Unattributed
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Serviz is an online platform that allows users to discover and book for plumbing, appliance repair, carpet cleaning and handyman services.
$7.5M
Feb 17, 2014
Equity
Aug 01, 2018

These are all the companies that Groupon has invested in. Groupon has invested 37 companies and its latest investment was Messagera, Inc. in Aug 2019. Presence AI is an AI-powered text and voice communications tool that manages bookings, rescheduling and confirmation solution for merchants.

Groupon News

May 7, 2021Markets Insider

Pandemic Hits Groupon's Revenue But It Contains Costs, Beats Wall Street Consensus

Groupon Inc (NASDAQ: GRPN) reported a first-quarter FY21 revenue decline of 29.5% year-on-year to $26... See more »
May 7, 2021News Break

Personalized Purchasing Platforms - News Break

Groupon created a new personalized user experience for its mobile app and website, which will be avai... See more »
May 6, 2021MarketWatch

Groupon found COVID gains from Botox and liposuction, and now sees a recovery for other offers

Groupon Inc. says it's beginning to benefit from the reopening of the economy, helping the discount m... See more »
May 6, 2021Markets Insider

Groupon Q1 Results Beat Street View, Shares Up 8%

(RTTNews) - Shares of Groupon Inc. (GRPN) jumped about 8% in extended session Thursday after its firs... See more »
May 5, 2021Retail Dive

Groupon redesigns mobile app, site with personalized features

The new experience emphasizes unique recommendations and more tailored search functionality, and make... See more »
May 4, 2021PYMNTS

Groupon Targets User Experience With Local Destination Offerings

Groupon said it is striving to become the ultimate destination for local happenings with the launch o... See more »
May 4, 2021Markets Insider

Groupon Launches New, Personalized User Experience

Groupon, which is currently running a four-week So #@$%ing Ready campaign aimed at connecting local m... See more »

Groupon Blogs

May 22, 2017Groupon Blog

Suns Out, Phones Out? Groupon Survey Finds Families Will Spend More Than One-Third of Summer On Their Devices

With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and the school year winding down to a close, we asked 1,000 pa... See more »
May 1, 2017Groupon Blog

Groupon Celebrates National Small Business Week

Groupon Celebrates National Small Business Week by Revealing the Top 10 Friendliest Cities for Local ... See more »
April 28, 2017Groupon Blog

2016 Letter to Stockholders

In 2016, Groupon made some of its most significant strides as a public company as we continued to mak... See more »
March 15, 2017Groupon Blog

New Groupon Survey Finds 60 Percent of Americans Plan to Start a Personal 'Spring Cleaning' Makeover as the Weather Changes

Men plan to spend 35 percent more than women for their makeover with an average planned spend of $198... See more »
December 29, 2016Groupon Blog

Out with the Old, In the with the New: Begin the New Year with Something You Won't Regret

With 2016 coming to a close, we thought it would be interesting to take our annual look at a popular ... See more »
June 27, 2016Groupon Blog

Groupon Welcomes Girls Who Code

The day has come where we welcome twenty of the best and brightest rising high school juniors and sen... See more »
June 17, 2016Groupon Blog

These Cities Are on a Roll - The Top Sushi-Loving Cities in America

Get your chopsticks ready - Saturday, June 18 is International Sushi Day. To celebrate the occasion, ... See more »

Groupon Press Releases

October 1, 2020Business Wire

Hit Hard by COVID-19, Groupon Wants to Help You Support Women-owned Small Businesses

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new survey finds 3 out 4 women-owned small businesses have been hit hard ... See more »
June 18, 2020StreetInsider

LEGAL DEADLINE ALERT-The Law Firm of Barbuto & Johansson, P.A. Reminds BIDU, GRPN, LOPE and R Shareholders of Important Class Action Deadlines

WELLINGTON, Fla., June 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Barbuto & Johansson, P.A. (BARJO or the Firm) and... See more »
March 25, 2020centralcharts

Groupon, Inc. - GRPN Stock Chart Technical Analysis for 03-24-2020

News videos - Groupon, Inc. - GRPN Stock Chart Technical Analysis for 03-24-2020 - Published on 03/24... See more »
December 19, 2019centralcharts

Nearly 80 Percent of Parents Want to Ditch Their Devices to Spend More Time with Their Family This Holiday Season

While tons of attention is paid every year to what kids want for Christmas, what do most parents want... See more »
October 30, 2019Business Wire

Groupon Partners with South East Chicago Commission to Drive More Traffic into Hyde Park's Small Businesses

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Groupon launches Discover Hyde Park--a community-wide campaign designed to ... See more »
October 21, 2019Business Wire

Groupon to Webcast Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results Conference Call

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Groupon will announce Q3 2019 earnings after the market closes on Nov. 4 an... See more »
July 16, 2019Business Wire

Groupon to Webcast Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results Conference Call

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Groupon will discuss Q2 2019 results on Weds., July 31 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. T... See more »

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Chicago, Illinois60654

312-334-1579

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Groupon Summary

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Overview

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global e-commerce marketplace connecting millions of subscribers with local merchants by offering daily deals at restaurants, retailers, and service providers. Groupon was launched in November 2008 and its headquarters are ...

CEO

Groupon's Interim-CEO, Aaron Cooper, currently has an approval rating of 86%. Groupon's primary competitors are RetailMeNot, Amazon & Walmart.

Frequently Asked Questions about Groupon

  1. When was Groupon founded?

    Groupon was founded in 2008
  2. Who is Groupon's CEO?

    Groupon's CEO is Aaron Cooper
  3. How much revenue does Groupon generate?

    Groupon generates $1.3B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Groupon have?

    Groupon has historically raised $966M in funding
  5. Where is Groupon's headquarters?

    Groupon's headquarters is in Chicago Illinois, USA
  1. How many employees does Groupon have?

    Groupon has 13,153 employees
  2. What sector does Groupon operate in?

    Groupon is in Logistics, Wholesalers & Retail Distributors
  3. Who are Groupon's competitors?

    Groupon's top competitors are RetailMeNot, Amazon, Walmart
  4. Who has Groupon invested in?

    Groupon's has invested in companies such as SumUp, SumUp, SumUp