Two lesser-known social networks Reunion.com and Wink have merged. The two sites focus on people and alumni/classmates search, and now plan to launch a new brand early next year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The combined services will also integrate people search results from other major social networks.
Reunion.com, based in Los Angeles, was founded in 2002 by Jeffrey Tinsley, founder and former CEO of GreatDomains.com. It received a big $25 million round last year from PE firm Oak Investment Partners. Wink, based in Mountain View, Calif., started as a social search site and then went on to become a people search site. The company was initially funded by Cambrian Ventures and Greylock Partners, but later founders bought back the shares. More details in release.
Update: Reunion.com is making $55 million in revenue this year, according to the company, reported in VB, and expects to make more than $100 million based on its merger with Wink, and a distribution deal for the two companies