Makes $100M Acquisition


[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Inflection, a Silicon Valley Big Data startup, has sold its family history website to for $100 million in cash. will continue under Inflection leadership until the completion of customary closing conditions.

Once the acquisition is completed, will continue to operate and develop using the existing brand and website. Most of the team, including key personnel in leadership, engineering, design, marketing, and business development, will transition to

Inflection launched, then dubbed, in July 2009.  The company has assembled more than 2.1 billion historical records all in a single location. is an online family history resource, with more than 1.8 million paying subscribers, according to the company. Ancestry users have created more than 34 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles.

Inflection is a big data and e-commerce startup headquartered in Silicon Valley.  Inflection was founded in 2006 and is backed by venture capitalists Josh Hannah of Matrix Partners and Greg Sands of Sutter Hill Ventures.