New wiki tracks business deal info

Dealipedia is a new wiki for information about acquisitions, private investments and other business deals.

It solicits people to submit information about their deals, so that investors and entrepreneurs know how deals are structured and what the outcomes are.

Lots of press releases are being posted about venture capital deals, though so far not a lot of folks filling those out. For example, see the entry for the Numobiq deal we at VentureBeat wrote about last night. Someone has pulled today’s press release about the deal and entered the basic information that was available about it.

Elsewhere, the site has information on deals like the sale of Weblogs to AOL (which apparently netted founder Jason Calacanis $11 million) and the acquisition of photo sharing site Flickr by Yahoo in 2005 (thanks to Wired for pointing these tidbits out). However, it’s tough to know what is true and what isn’t. An anonymous source contributed some info — not confirmed — that Flickr founders Caterina Fake and Steward Butterfield each took home $5 million for the sale. Check out all the deals showing how much Silicon Valley and other entrepreneurs have made, or not made, in their deals.

The site was started by Michael Robertson, who has contributed his own information: He made $115 million when he sold his startup MP3.com to Vivendi in 2001.