Funding Round Overview

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Status:
Acquired by WalmartLabs
Founded:
2005
Founders:
Anand Rajaraman, Venky Harinarayan
Headquarters:
Mountain View, CA
Funding:
$55.2M
Categories:
Curated Web
Description:
Koxmix is a search engine that allows users to perform advanced searches via multiple filters.

Detailed Description

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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.

Current Team (7)

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Past Team (18)

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Board Members and Advisors (3)

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Products (2)

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    Kosmix

    Kosmix was added to CrunchBase in 2007
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    RightHealth

    RightHealth was added to CrunchBase in 2008

Acquisitions (2)

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Investors (5)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    Mountain View, CA 94041

    USA

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