30 Sep '11, 2pm

$30 Million in Funding for Blekko: Blekko Has More Cash to Slash the Web

On Wednesday, search engine startup Blekko received $30 million in funding from various investors including Yandex, Russia’s top search engine. Trailing only behind Google, Bing, and Yahoo, Blekko is the fourth largest search engine in the US. With its motto “slash the web,” Blekko strives to provide search results that lack the spam and content farm pages that are often found in the dominant search engines. The cash infusion combined with the resources offered by Yandex should help blekko move closer to its goal of obtaining one percent of all US search traffic. Blekko’s CEO Rich Skrenta commented: “Yandex is a partner and investor that shares our mission of making search the best experience it can be. Having access to one of the world’s top pools of search talent and the fantastic products they have built will help us grow Blekko in the U.S.” Blekko is hopeful that the f...

Full article: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/yandex-funds-blekko/34...

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