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Co-founded in 2001 by Garrett Camp and Geoff Smith, the content discovery service started as a novel idea. "We were trying to be your remote control for the web, the thing that helps you figure out what to look at next," Camp told Fortune last year. In 2007, the two decided to sell their venture to eBay for $75 million. But after user growth slowed and talent became harder to come by, Camp, Smith, and a group of venture capital firms, including Accel Partners and First Round Capital, bought the company back for a reported $29 million.

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