Andrew Hazen’s Prime Visibility Acquired for $36 Million in Cash

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I’ve met Andrew Hazen at a couple of domain investor events in New York City, and we’ve had a few conversations via email. Although investing in domain names is not his primary occupation, he understands the business and advises his clients on the benefits of domain names.

This morning, I learned that Andrew has reached an agreement to sell Prime Visibility, the full service digital marketing company he founded in 1998, for $36 million in cash. The acquiring company is blinkx plc, a California company that is publicly traded in the UK. The deal closed and was funded last week.

Andrew’s story reads like a business person’s fairy tale: “When I founded Prime Visibility in 1998 I never imagined in my wildest dreams that the company would make the Inc List of Fastest Growing Companies in America not once but twice and then for the company to be acquired in 2007 by private investors and then again in 2011 by a public company.”

Andrew plans to leave Prime Visibility this week, and his immediate plans for the future have not been decided yet.

Congratulations to Andrew, and I wish him all the best.

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  1. Hi Elliot,

    More than a great story…

    Congratulations to Andrew!

    Shows what just owing one domain with a vision and good business model….and good old fashion hard work can get you.

    Best,
    ‘D’

  2. WOO HOO!

    Congrats Andrew!
    That’s great news.

    Like Bruce, my interactions have been via email only – but he’s always been very friendly and helpful when I’ve asked his opinion.

    Congrats again and it will be exciting to see where the future leads you.

    Well done.

    Aron

  3. Now that’s how you do it. Domains are icing to a good business model and obviously Andrew had a good business model. Congrats to Andrew and thanks for pointing it out Elliot.

  4. Thank you very much Elliot and everyone for the well-wishes and congratulations….this is an extraordinary time for me and my family and I can tell you firsthand that if you stick to your dreams,goals and vision ANYTHING is possible!

    @AndrewHazen

  5. I’ve known Andrew for a few years and knew from the beginning that he would be very successful. I drive the food truck that visits Prime Visibility and I’ve talked to him a number of times about different subjects including entrepreneurship and domaining. I own over 30 domains and am working on my dream thanks to him and his company!!

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