- Redwood Shores, California
- Blekko offers a web search engine and social news platform that provides users with curated links for the entered search criteria.
- Bryn Dole, Bob Truel, Keith Peters, Greg Lindahl, Rich Skrenta, Mike Markson
- Search Engine, News, Social News
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) - $60.2MUpdate
|Date||Amount / Round||Valuation||Lead Investor||Investors|
|Jun, 2013||$6M / Private Equity||—||—||0|
|Sep, 2011||$30M / Venture||—||Yandex||4|
|Aug, 2010||$1.2M / Series C||—||—||2|
|Feb, 2010||$3M / Grant||—||—||1|
|Nov, 2009||$2.5M / Series C||—||—||2|
|Jul, 2009||$11.5M / Series C||—||2|
|May, 2008||$3M / Series B||$23M||—||7|
|May, 2008||$1M / Debt Financing||—||—||1|
|Sep, 2007||$2M / Series A||—||—||6|
Current Team (8)Update
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|Apr 2, 2015||StrictlyVC - StrictlyVC: April 2, 2015|
|Mar 30, 2015||Search Engine Land - SearchCap: Yahoo & Microsoft, Blekko Now At IBM & Link Spam Analysis|
|Mar 27, 2015||Venture Beat - IBM acquires 'certain assets' from web crawling startup Blekko|
|Mar 27, 2015||Search Engine Land - Goodbye Blekko: Search Engine Joins IBM’s Watson Team|
|Mar 23, 2015||BGR Boy Genius Report - The story behind the first computer viruses ever|
|Oct 24, 2014||Search Engine Land - Who’s Really Winning The Search War?|
|Sep 18, 2014||Search Engine Land - Want Scotland Election Results? Don’t Bother Asking Google Or Bing|
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130 Shoreline Drive
Redwood Shores, California 94065