- Acquired by Google on February 11, 2010
- Funding Received
- $6 Million in 2 Rounds from 7 Investors
- July, 2007
- San Francisco, CA
- Aardvark is a social search engine that allows users to ask questions and receive answers from their extended network.
- Damon Horowitz, Max Ventilla, Nathan Stoll, Rob Spiro
Aardvark (formerly Mechanical Zoo) is a social search engine, founded by a group of former Google employees. Aardvark that lets users ask questions that are distributed to the social graph for a quick and high quality answers. It launched into private beta in 2008.
Aardvark is a way to get quick, quality answers to questions from your extended social network. You can ask questions via an instant message buddy or email. The questions are then farmed out to your contacts (and their contacts) based on what they say they have knowledge of. If you ask taste related questions about music, books, movies, restaurants, etc., they'll ask people who tend to show similar tastes as you in their profile.
Richard Chen has invested in Aardvark
Past Team (13)Update
Apr, 2009 - Feb, 2010
Head of Operations
2008 - Jan, 2008
2007 - Jan, 2010
Jul 1, 2008 - Dec 1, 2008
Sep, 2009 - Feb 15, 2010
Funding Rounds (2) - $6MUpdate
Board Members and Advisors (5)Update
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