TECH CRUNCH -- Nov 17 -- Various Inc (AdultFriendFinder) has been acquired. This is a single source rumor, but the quality of the source suggests the rumor is accurate. Various is rumored to have revenues in excess of $300 million. FULL ARTICLE @ TECH CRUNCH
Mark Brooks: I contacted Andrew Conru to find out more. Here's my Blackberry conversation with him. (Disclosure: I worked for FriendFinder in 2003 to 2004 as a marketing manager)
MB: Please keep me posted on FriendFinder's acquisition. Good luck with it.
AC: Again untrue... I would let you know otherwise
MB: Has Friendfinder been sold? Can you categorically state that the post on Techcrunch is false and that you have not sold Friendfinder?
AC: Yes, false.
MB: Are you in talks to sell Friendfinder at present?
AC: We always have interested parties contacting us.
MB: What is Friendfinder worth in your estimation, for a cash buy out?
AC: Who knows.
MB: Can you confirm that Friendfinder's revenue is indeed over 300 million?
AC: We don't discuss numbers :)
MB: What would you turn your attentions to if ever Friendfinder was sold?
AC: Fish farming.
MB: You're not kididng, are you? :-)
AC: Actually, if I was not doing stuff online, I would actually like
to do aquaculture.