Offerwire just launched in June 4 after a $3.5 million funding round by Safeguard Scientifics and Constellation Ventures.âˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ The site, made by Bridgevine, Inc., is a clearinghouse for finding great prices on services and products.âˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ The deals you find on OfferWire aren’t found anywhere else.
The site’s idea is to give exclusive deals on the things you look for the most.âˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ Several major brands are on board, including Comcast, Qwest, LifeLock, Real Networks and others.âˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ The deals are almost always for a limited time, exclusively on OfferWire, and usually include cash back incentives and rebates that aren’t found elsewhere.
The idea isn’t necessarily new, of course, but it’s pretty innovative in this case purely because of the major brands involved.âˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ Most of the offers seem to center around cell phone (PCS), high-speed Internet, cable or satellite TV, and similar categories.
Vinny Olmstead, the CEO of Bridgevine, says “We’ve made purchasing complicated services simple and rewarding.”âˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ The idea behind OfferWire is to offer great, exclusive deals and to make the complicated services we buy easier to understand.âˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ Many of the offers can be bundled for even more savings.
Bridgevine was founded in 2003 and is co-located in Atlanta, Georgia and Vero Beach (which I just came back from this weekend), Florida.âˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ You might recognize the name from their ecommerce platform.
The latest round of funding is for the launch and initial maintenance of OfferWire, which will monetize itself through affiliate incentives and kickbacks from sales made through the site.