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Branders.com, Inc. is an American
United States
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 multinational
Multinational corporation
A multi national corporation or enterprise , is a corporation or an enterprise that manages production or delivers services in more than one country. It can also be referred to as an international corporation...

 Internet
Internet
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 company that manages Branders.com, an online promotional products distributor. The company is based in San Mateo, California
San Mateo, California
San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States, in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a population of approximately 100,000 , it is one of the larger suburbs on the San Francisco Peninsula, located between Burlingame to the north, Foster City to the east, Belmont to the south,...

 with a regional operating headquarters (ROHQ) in Ortigas Center
Ortigas Center
Ortigas Center is Metro Manila's second most important Philippine financial district-cum-central business district after the Makati Financial and Central Business District in Makati City. With an area of at least 100 hectares, the district is located at the boundaries of Pasig City, Mandaluyong...

, Pasig City
Pasig City
The City of Pasig is one of the city municipalities of Metro Manila in the Philippines and was the former capital of the province of Rizal prior to the formation of this grouping of cities designated as the National Capital Region...

, Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

. As of April 2011, they moved their US office to Mountain View, California
Mountain View, California
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.

History


Founded in February 1999, Branders.com is funded
Funding
Funding is the act of providing resources, usually in form of money , or other values such as effort or time , for a project, a person, a business or any other private or public institutions...

 by Altos Ventures, Discovery Ventures, Menlo Ventures
Menlo Ventures
Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm located at 3000 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, California.The firm was founded as one of the earliest venture capital firms in Silicon Valley in 1976 and provides provides technology venture capital funding for seed, early stage and growth companies...

, DCM, VSP Capital and many others.

In 2005, Branders.com opened their regional operating headquarters in the Philippines. Their office is located at Unionbank Plaza
UnionBank Plaza
UnionBank Plaza is an office skyscraper located in Pasig City, Philippines. It rises 206 metres from ground level to roof, and is currently the tallest complete building in Pasig City, and the 5th tallest building in the Philippines...

, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

In March 2009, Branders.com became accredited with BBB, also known as Better Business Bureau
Better Business Bureau
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 with a BBB rating of A+.

The executives of Branders.com as of January 2011 are as follows: Co-founder, CEO and president Jerry McLaughlin; Brendon Kim, General Partner and co-founder of Altos Ventures; Glenn Reid, Chief Technology Officer; Joie Fuentes, Senior Sales and Marketing Director; and Bob Heinz
Bob Heinz
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, Sales Manager.

Awards

  • March 2000 - Branders.com Wins Top Awards At Exhibitor Show 2000
  • January 2001 - PPAI Distributor Winner - Gold
  • January 2002 - PPAI Distributor Winner - Gold
  • January 2004 - PPAI Distributor Winner - Silver
  • January 2006 - PPAI Distributor Web Award - Gold
  • January 2008 - PPAI Expo 2008. Functionality/Usability and Technical Innovations/E-commerce categories
  • May 2010 - ASI Central 2010 Distributor Entrepreneur of the Year
  • January 2011 - PPAI Distributor Winner - Silver for Functionality/Usability and Technical Innovations/E-commerce categories

Acquisitions


In 2010, Branders.com acquired one of its competitors, Promopeddler.com, an Oregon-based company owned by Monte Baumgartner and Lewis Amicone. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed

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