Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by Google
Founded:
January 1, 2005
Founders:
Danny Hillis
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Funding:
$57M
Categories:
Databases, Curated Web

Metaweb Technologies develops a community-curated database and semantic data storage infrastructure for the web.

Description

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Metaweb Technologies, Inc. is a company based in San Francisco that is developing Metaweb, a semantic data storage infrastructure for the web, and Freebase, an "open, shared database of the world's knowledge". The company was founded by Danny Hillis and others as a spinoff of Applied Minds in July, 2005, and operated in stealth mode until 2007.

Freebase is a massive, collaboratively edited database of cross-linked data. The idea behind the product is to create a Wikipedia like system for building the semantic web. Freebase allows anyone to contribute, structure, search, copy and use data. It sounds like Wikipedia, but instead of arranging by articles, it is more of an almanac, organized like a database, and readable by people and software.

Current Team (6)

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Products (1)

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    Freebase was founded in San Francisco in 2005 by Danny Hillis who previously co-founded both..

Funding Rounds (2) - $57M

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Investors (4)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    631 Howard St.

    Suite 400

    San Francisco, CA 94105

    USA