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Stanford University, PhD
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Venky Harinarayan

Prior to founding Kosmix, Venky Harinarayan and co-founded Junglee, one of the first shopping search engines. They later sold it to Amazon in 1998 for 250 million.

He later started Cambrian Ventures which has invested in Internet companies such as Efficient Frontier, Kaltix (acquired by Google), Neoteris (acquired by Juniper), Transformic (acquired by Google), TheFind, and Aster Data.

His latest venture is Kosmix a vertical search engine.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Qubole 4/2013Series A$7M4
Trifacta 10/2012Series A$4.3M5
PunchTab 11/2011Series A$4.4M4
Joyus 8/2011Series A$7.9M5
PunchTab 5/2011Seed$850k5
Glooko 11/2010Seed$1M10
Gigaom 11/2007Series B$1M4



  1. Qubole Completes $7M Series A Funding ( [edit]
  2. Why Trifacta is teaching humans and data to work together ( [edit]
  3. Social Loyalty Platform PunchTab Raises $4.4 Million ( [edit]
  4. Video Shopping Startup Joyus Raises $7.9 Million From Accel Partners ( [edit]
  5. Social Loyalty Platform PunchTab Raises $850K ( [edit]
  6. TechCrunch ( [edit]
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