Acquired by on April 18, 2011
Total Equity Funding
$55.24M in 5 Rounds from 4 Investors
Mountain View, California
Koxmix is a search engine that allows users to perform advanced searches via multiple filters.
Search Engine, Internet

Company Details


Kosmix is a guide to the Web. The site (www.kosmix.com) lets users explore the Web by topic, presenting a dashboard of relevant videos, photos, news, commentary, opinion, communities and links to related topics. Kosmix's categorization engine organizes the Internet into magazine-style topic pages, enabling people to navigate the Web even if they don't know exactly what they're looking for.

Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Kosmix was founded in 2005 by Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman. Harinarayan and Rajaraman were co-founders of Junglee, the first shopping search engine which was acquired by Amazon.com in 1998. They later created Amazon.com's Mechanical Turk.

Kosmix is funded by Accel Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Dag Ventures and Jeff Bezos' personal investment company, Bezos Expeditions.

Kosmix began as a vertical search engine, initially introducing health site www.RightHealth.com as a proof-of-concept for the Kosmix approach to Web navigation. RightHealth is now the #2 health site on the Web, according to Hitwise. In June 2008, Kosmix expanded its focus from vertical to a complete horizontal play.

Funding Rounds (5) - $55.24M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Oct, 2009$237.6k / Venture0
Dec, 2008$20M / Series D4
Dec, 2007$10M / Series C3
Jan, 2006$18M / Series B2
Nov, 2005$7M / Series A1

Acquisitions (1)

Oct 19, 2009Unknown

Current Team (5)


Board Members and Advisors (3)


Products (2)

  • Kosmix was added to CrunchBase in 2007
  • RightHealth was added to CrunchBase in 2008

Competitors (9)

  • Broadersheet is an iOS news aggregator that identifies the topics and sources that the user enjoys.
  • Daylife is a cloud-based media platform offering digital media management tools and content feeds to publishers and brand marketers.
  • Ensembli is an online platform that scans, filter, and collates web stories that relate to users’ interests.
  • Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products.
  • Lazyfeed is a real-time RSS feeder that helps users follow topics of interest across online information systems.
  • Techmeme is a technology news aggregator.
  • WebMD provides timely and credible health information and services to consumers and healthcare professionals.
  • Yahoo is a technology company that is known for its web services and applications.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Headquarters

    Mountain View, California 94041

    United States

Past Team (25)


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