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Acquired byMicrosoft
Price$100M
Date7/2008
TermsCash

General Information

Offices

San Francisco, USA
475 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA, 94107
USA

People

Founder / Product Architect
Board of Directors
Director of Finance
General Manager & Director of Product
Investor
Chief Science Officer

Funding

TOTAL $14.5M
FUNDING TOTAL $14.5M
Venture Round, 5/2006
Amidzad Partners
CommerceNet
ValleyVC
$2M
Series A, 6/2007
Foundation Capital
Founders Fund
Scott Banister
Bezos Expeditions
Reid Hoffman
$12.5M
DEBT TOTAL $8M
Debt, 1/2007
$8M

Competitors

Service Providers

Tags

Powerset

Powerset is a search engine focused on natural language processing. In other words, Powerset will not search based simply on keywords alone, but will try to understand the semantic meaning behind the search phrase as a whole. The company launched in May 2008 with intentions of making search more easy and intuitive.

Powerset was acquired by Microsoft on 1st July 2008.

Recent Milestones

Videos

Above:

Powerset Demo video

Added: 6/13/08
Above:

HyveUp interview with Lorenzo Thione

Added: 6/13/08

Screenshots

Products

Powerset

Websitepowerset.com
Blogblog.powerset.com
Launch DateJune 11, 2007
Tags wiki
Powerset screenshot
Above: Powerset Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08

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Powerset

Sources

  1. Microsoft to Acquire Powerset (searchengineland.com) [edit]
  2. EDGAR [edit]
  3. Ok, Now It’s Done. Microsoft To Acquire Powerset (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. powerset.com [edit]
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