SearchMe has been closed
Total Equity Funding
$43.6M in 5 Rounds from 8 Investors
San Francisco, California
SearchMe is a search engine that uses visual search and category refinement.
Search Engine, Internet, Visual Search

Company Details

July 1, 2005
October 21, 2009
None found in Crunchbase

SearchMe, founded by Randy Adams and John Holland, is a visual search engine that launched into private beta in March 2008.

Searchme is a new search engine that uses visual search and category refinement. They think it will help you find what you're looking for, faster, with a lot less spam. It's a new way to search that takes advantage of the size and bandwidth of today's Internet and the increasingly visual way that we all interact online.

The idea for Searchme came when Mark Kvamme, Searchme's chairman, got tired of looking through a bunch of unrelated results for articles on motocross. He suggested to founders Randy Adams and John Holland that they create a search engine that sorted results into categories.

The Searchme visual interface came about when Randy, a father of seven, helped his four-year-old son search for children's web sites that he'd seen on TV. It struck Adams that if a search engine could show big pictures of the pages it found before users clicked through to a site, it'd be much easier to quickly find what they were looking for.

After more than three years of engineering, imaging billions of web pages, and fine-tuning our approach many times over, Searchme was born.

Funding Rounds (6) - $46.91M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
May, 2009$3.31M / Debt Financing0
May, 2008$12.6M / Series E8
Mar, 2008$15M / Series D3
Jun, 2007$12M / Series C2
Jan, 2006$3.6M / Series B1
Jul, 2005$400k / Series A1

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Competitors (3)

  • Mahalo is an online web directory and knowledge-sharing service that helps individuals find the best information on the required topics.
  • Web Shows
  • Viewzi is a customizable and multi-faceted visual search engine that displays search results in a variety of ways.

Offices/Locations (2)

  • Office

    800 West El Camino Real #330

    Mountain View, California 94040

    United States

  • Office

    456 Montgomery St. #500

    San Francisco, California

    United States

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