Overview

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Status
Acquired by on July 1, 2008
Total Equity Funding
$12.5M in 1 Round from 7 Investors
Headquarters:
San Francisco, California
Description:
Powerset is a search engine focused on in-depth natural language processing.
Founders:
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Categories:
Search Engine, Internet, Natural Language Processing
Website:
http://powerset.com
Social:

Company Details

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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.

Funding Rounds (2) - $20.5M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jan, 2007$8M / Debt Financing0
May, 2006$12.5M / Series A6

Current Team (5)

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Competitors (10)

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  • Blekko offers a web search engine and social news platform that provides users with curated links for the entered search criteria.
  • CDNPAL Media Network is a DSP/SSP that provides billions of display ad impressions through RTB or Real time bidding systems
  • ChaCha is a free mobile Q&A service in the U.S. enabling advertisers and marketers to reach and engage their customers in real-time.
  • Cognition Technologies is a semantic search company developing natural language processing technologies for various types of devices.
  • Devtap is focused on developing a semantic search engine.
  • Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products.
  • hakia is a semantic search engine employing enterprise and real-time search to provide results based on meaning match.
  • TextWise offers an automated, semantic similarity search technology, enabling the web to offer a meaning-based foundation.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    475 Brannan St

    San Francisco, California 94107

    United States

Past Team (13)

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Past Event Appearances (1)

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