Ranker is a social consumer web platform designed around collaborative and individual list-making and voting. All lists on Ranker are powered by linked datasets to power “connected listmaking” across millions rankable items on different verticals and topics. Ranker launched in August 2009, and has since grown to over 20 million unique visitors per month, according to Quantcast.com. As of August 2015, Ranker’s US traffic was ranked at 119. Ranker also garners significant traffic from the mobile web, ranking 62 in the US on Quantcast. The site was founded by serial entrepreneur Clark Benson whose previous site, eCrush, sold to Hearst in 2006. Board members include Draper Associates investor Joel Yarmon. Ranker has raised a total of $5.1 million in funding, beginning with a $1 million seed round in 2008 and buffeted by a Series A investment round of $1.3 in April 2011. Other Ranker investors include Draper Associates, Rincon Venture Partners, Siemer Venture Capital and various angels, including Factual founder Gil Elbaz, Ryan Steelberg, and founder Clark Benson himself. Ranker’s content and data partners include Google-owned Freebase, as well as Factual.