Overview

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Status
Acquired by on March 27, 2015
Total Equity Funding
$56.2M in 7 Rounds from 14 Investors
Headquarters:
Redwood Shores, California
Description:
Blekko offers a web search engine and social news platform that provides users with curated links for the entered search criteria.
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Categories:
Search Engine, News, Social News
Website:
http://www.blekko.com
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Company Details

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Founded:
June 1, 2007
Contact:
650-631-3845
Employees:
10k + | 8 in Crunchbase

Blekko is a search company founded by Rich Skrenta and his core team from previous company Topix and Netscape's Open Directory. Blekko was founded halfway through 2007 and has already earned itself an angel round from Baseline Ventures and two ex-Googlers.

Funding Rounds (9) - $60.2M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jun, 2013$6M / Private Equity0
Sep, 2011$30M / Venture4
Aug, 2010$1.2M / Series C2
Feb, 2010$3M / Grant1
Nov, 2009$2.5M / Series C2
Jul, 2009$11.5M / Series C2
May, 2008$3M / Series B$23M7
May, 2008$1M / Debt Financing1
Sep, 2007$2M / Series A6

Current Team (8)

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Competitors (7)

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  • CDNPAL Media Network is a DSP/SSP that provides billions of display ad impressions through RTB or Real time bidding systems
  • DuckDuckGo is an internet search engine that protects web searchers’ privacy.
  • Koxmix is a search engine that allows users to perform advanced searches via multiple filters.
  • Powerset is a search engine focused on in-depth natural language processing.
  • Verbase is a search engine that removes spam and provides pay-per-click advertising.
  • Yahoo! is a technology company that is known for its web services and applications.
  • Yippy provides online web destinations and services for schools, educational companies, universities and libraries in North America.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    130 Shoreline Drive

    Suite 200

    Redwood Shores, California 94065

    United States

Past Team (2)

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