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Acquired byApple
Date2/2012

General Information

Websitechomp.com
Blogchomp.typepad.com
Twitter@chomp
CategoryMobile/Wireless
Employees20
Founded9/2009
DescriptionSearch engine for apps

Offices

San Francisco, USA
138 10th St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
USA

People

CEO & Co-Founder
Board of Directors
Advisor
Advisor
Lead Engineer
User Experience Designer
Head of Strategic Partnerships
Head of Marketing

Funding

TOTAL $2.57M
FUNDING TOTAL $2.57M
Seed, 11/2009
Auren Hoffman
Aydin Senkut
SV Angel
$565k
Series A, 3/2010
BlueRun Ventures
Ron Conway
Brian Pokorny
David Lee
$2M

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Chomp

Founded in 2009 by Ben Keighran and Cathy Edwards, Chomp, Inc. is the only company to enable app search based on what an app actually does. One billion apps are being downloaded every month. As the number of apps explodes, it’s become difficult for users to find the perfect app for what they want to do. Chomp’s patent-pending algorithm is able to understand what an app does and what a user wants and then makes the best match. Chomp also allows developers to effectively integrate app search into their content. Chomp powers search for a range of companies, including Verizon, Carphone Warehouse, Blekko, 148Apps.com and @aplusk. The company is funded by leading Silicon Valley investors, including Ron Conway, BlueRun Ventures as well as a number of ex-Google angel investors. The company is based in San Francisco, CA and can be found at www.chomp.com

Chomp was acquired by Apple in February 2012.

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Chomp screenshot
Above: Homepage
Uploaded: 9/7/10

Sources

  1. Apple Acquires Chomp; App Store Search And Discovery To Be Completely Revamped (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. techcrunch.com [edit]
  3. TechCrunch [edit]
  4. Chomp Closes In On 300,000 Users, Launches App Review Site And Chomp Connect (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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