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Acquired byWalmartLabs
Date5/2011

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Offices

People

Co-Founder
Vice President, Service Management
Vice President, Business Development
Board
Board Director
Board Member
Hiring Manager
Senior Member of Technical Staff
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Acquisitions

Grabble, 11/2011
Cruxlux, 10/2009

Funding

TOTAL $55.2M
FUNDING TOTAL $55.2M
Series A, 11/2005
Lightspeed Venture Partners
$7M
Series B, 1/2006
Accel Partners
Lightspeed Venture Partners
$18M
Series C, 12/2007
Accel Partners
DAG Ventures
Lightspeed Venture Partners
$10M
Series D, 12/2008
Time Warner Investments
Accel Partners
Lightspeed Venture Partners
DAG Ventures
Ed Zander
$20M
Venture Round, 10/2009
$238k

Competitors

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Kosmix

Kosmix is a guide to the Web. The site (www.kosmix.com) lets users explore the Web by topic, presenting a dashboard of relevant videos, photos, news, commentary, opinion, communities and links to related topics. Kosmix’s categorization engine organizes the Internet into magazine-style topic pages, enabling people to navigate the Web even if they don’t know exactly what they’re looking for.

Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Kosmix was founded in 2005 by Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman. Harinarayan and Rajaraman were co-founders of Junglee, the first shopping search engine which was acquired by Amazon.com in 1998. They later created Amazon.com’s Mechanical Turk.

Kosmix is funded by Accel Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Dag Ventures and Jeff Bezos’ personal investment company, Bezos Expeditions.

Kosmix began as a vertical search engine, initially introducing health site www.RightHealth.com as a proof-of-concept for the Kosmix approach to Web navigation. RightHealth is now the #2 health site on the Web, according to Hitwise. In June 2008, Kosmix expanded its focus from vertical to a complete horizontal play.

Recent Milestones

Videos

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This video was originally published on Beet.TV

Added: 8/6/08
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Vator.tv Interview

Added: 1/26/09
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Vator TV: Kosmix v. Google

Added: 6/8/09

Screenshots

Products

Kosmix

Websitekosmix.com
Tags search
Kosmix screenshot
Above: Kosmix Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08
Kosmix screenshot
Above: Kosmic Screenshot - June 2008
Uploaded: 6/25/08
Kosmix screenshot
Above: Kosmix Topic Page - December 2008
Uploaded: 12/22/08

RightHealth

Traffic Analytics

Quantcast

Livegraph

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Kosmix

Sources

  1. walmartlabs.com [edit]
  2. Walmart Labs acquires point-of-sale startup Grabble (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  3. Kosmix Acquires Cruxlux, The Online Version Of Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. venturebeat.com [edit]
  5. Citation Needed [add]
  6. Vertical Search Firm Kosmix Raises $10 Million Third Round (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  7. Kosmix Raises $20 Million More For Its Universal Search Engine (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  9. Kosmix Goes Horizontal (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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