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PlanetRate is a reviews and ratings platform founded in 2016 in Montreal, Canada. We aim to be the one-stop-shop for online reviews and ratings and help people around the world make better informative decisions.

For all press inquiries, please emails us at press@planetrate.com

Because there is a big opportunity in analyzing online reviews:
  • 88% of consumers now trust product reviews as much as advice from family and friends, putting online reviews nearly on par with word-of-mouth marketing.
  • Nearly 9 out of 10 consumers read reviews for local businesses before making a purchase.
  • 91% of 18 – 34 year old consumers trust online reviews as much as recommendations from a friend or family member.
Yes, there are some well established review companies around but...
  • As a consumer, you've probably read a few reviews. Today's reviews are text based, unstructured and it takes time to make a quick informative decision.
  • It is also difficult to search reviews based on what consumers consider it is important to them.
  • Leaving reviews is a burden because it takes time to write them with no real incentives.
  • As a business, when you use current review websites, you don't get in-depth feedback and advanced analytics from your customer reviews to help you understand: Who are your customers? What product metrics exactly are important to your customers? How competitive is your product or service and why? Exactly what needs to be improved?
George Grecu, one of PlanetRate’s co-founders, immigrated to Canada and was inspired by his father, who would compare products using an Excel sheet and online reviews. As poor immigrants, his family had to make smart decisions for everyday products and services. This inspired him. Why isn’t there a website that’s comprehensive, scalable, and easy-to-use? With the help of co-founder Waghlis Tamazouzt, PlanetRate was born: a platform that’s smart, fast, and rewarding.
Co-founder - George Grecu

Cosmin George Grecu - Co-founder & CEO

Ever since I was young, I loved creating things that people can use. It gives me freedom to think, design, and build. I wrote my first Commodore game at the age of 11 in Romania! My future has one goal: leave something behind that people can use. My technical skills, my empathy, and instincts will help me through the journey of building something that lasts.

Co-founder - Waghlis Tamazouzt

Waghlis Tamazouzt - Co-founder & CTO

Early on, I’ve decided to go into computer sciences, inspired by my parents and Bill Gates. I also remember telling my friends and family that I will never work for someone else all my life. I already had a plan to having my own company, and that dream has come true in starting PlanetRate.