Classmates.Com was founded in 1995 by Randy Conrads, originally under the name Classmates Online.
The company helps clients find classmates from elementary school, Junior High, High School, colleges, the US military, and even some workplaces.
The company was acquired in 2015 by H.I.G. Capital, a private investment firm, for $30 million.
As of 2015, Classmates members used the website to plan over 350,000 class reunions. Over 5 million members were invited to a reunion that year.
Classmates.com had sent a significant number of emails that told recipients their old friends from school wished to reconnect with them and that, of course, the recipients would need to buy Classmates.com memberships to receive their old friends’ contact information.
A class-action lawsuit was brought against Classmates.com in 2008. The lead plaintiffs in the case were David Catapano and Anthony Michaels. The company agreed to pay $2.5 million to its users to settle the lawsuit.
As of 2015, the company stated that it had more than 70 million paying customers.
Classmates.Com maintains a corporate office in Seattle, Washington.