valuing. Woonoz (http://www.woonoz.com), created in January 2000 by the Paris-based startup NBD Net founded in November 1999 by Nicolas Boutet (Managing Director), Bertrand Dienis and Laurence Ga...

valuing. Woonoz (http://www.woonoz.com), created in January 2000 by the Paris-based startup NBD Net founded in November 1999 by Nicolas Boutet (Managing Director), Bertrand Dienis and Laurence Galligo is an on-line valuation site, free of charge, which puts internauts seeking personalized information in contact with experts qualified to reply. The "requester" asks a question within one of the areas proposed. Woonoz identifies the experts capable of replying and sets them up in competition. The valuators selected send the requester an outline of their reply, along with their identity details, giving information on their qualifications, professional and extra-professional experiences The requester then chooses and together they determine the assessor’s remuneration. The reply is then sent by private “chat” or by e-mail. The customer can also appraise the assessor.. The first version of the site was launched on February 25th to ensure the initial registration of valuators and customers. Woonoz.com will be officially available on-line in April 2000. The English and German versions will be launched within the year and the Spanish and Italian versions in early 2001. The site’s income is earned through the commission charged on transactions and through advertising. An initial financial package of 4 million Euros is planned, in partnership with Défi Start Up, to launch Woonoz in France and to open the English and German sites. (Christine Weissrock - Atelier Paribas 15/03/2000)