Curious.com was which just been covered by Forbes.com, as after launching in May and now having raised $7.5 Million, has a pretty Curious past of its own.
On the business front Curious.com was cofounded by Justin Kitch, Chief Technology Officer Thai Bui, and engineering chief John Tokash. Kitch and Bui were cofounders and Tokash an early employee of the small-business website platform Homestead that Intuit bought in 2007.
On the domain name front the domain was purchased for $11,000 back in 2004 on Afternic.com under privacy.
I’m told that the domain name was sold in 1991 $25,000 to the person who sold it for 11K through Afternic by the original seller of the domain
The privacy was lifted in 2005 and Joel Williams of DreamSellers.com then showed as the owner all the way until it went back under privacy 2011.
The domain name has been under privacy ever since except for one record in Domaintools.com in February 2012 when a John Constantine of San Bruno, California showed as the owner for one day.
The domain Curious.com was one of the 2,200 domain name frozen by a Tennessee court after suit was brought by Willlam’s partners in 2013.
The company now according to the Forbes article the company now has “16 employees and raised $7.5 million from Redpoint Ventures, Intuit Chairman Bill Campbell, Kitch himself and others.”