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It’s no secret that heartthrob Ashton Kutcher has a soft spot for tech start-ups. With more than 9 million Twitter followers and investments in everything from Flipboard to Airbnb it seems that no one is going to get Punk’d if Ashton is investing in your start-up.
Looking at Compete.com I compared three (of the many) of Ashton’s investments:
Chegg, Hipmunk and Blekko serve different purposes on the web. And while Chegg is a place to rent or buy textbooks, Hipmunk is a place to search for flight and hotels and Blekko is a spam free search engine, they are becoming stars of the start-up community.
Looking closer at the three start-ups we can see that Chegg is the top runner of the three with more Unique Visitors in the last two months. With the beginning of the semester and more students are buying and/or renting their books, web traffic to book sites are seasonally higher.
Looking at Hipmunk we can see that among the top 10 incoming sites, traffic is coming from other travel competitors in the space.
Looking at Blekko we can see that after almost two years of steady traffic, 2012 not only brought a spike in traffic to the site but also an investment from Ashton