Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by Microsoft
Founded:
October, 2006
Founders:
Lorenzo Thione, Steve Newcomb, Barney Pell
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Funding:
$22.50M
Categories:
Search

Powerset is a search engine focused on in-depth natural language processing.

Description

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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.

Current Team (5)

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Products (1)

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Funding Rounds (3) - $22.50M

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Investors (8)

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    Scott Banister

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    Bezos Expeditions

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    Reid Hoffman

    Founder & Chairman @ LinkedIn
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    CommerceNet

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    475 Brannan St

    San Francisco, CA 94107

    USA

Competitors (13)

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