Kosmix raises $20 million – good cheer and good tech

While the recession looms heavy over our heads and layoffs abound, it’s good to hear good news emerging out of Silicon Valley.  Kosmix, a company that is twisting the traditional search model on its head, has just raised $20 million, led by Time Warner and other luminaries investors, bringing the total to a cool $55 million.  This is a testament to the co-founders Venky Harinarayan and his business partner Anand Rajaraman, who co-founded Kosmix in 2005 with the vision to connect people to the information that makes a difference in their lives.  Instead of wading through pages and pages of three-lined links in traditional search engines, Kosmix takes the work out of search and instead automatically categorizes and organizes relevant information from a variety of sources (photos, videos, community comments, web pages, blogs) so we can discover new things about our search topic.  In fact, have you ever wondered what Consort really means?  Check out the way Kosmix provides the answer here.

Plus, Kosmix has also revamped their site – check out the shiny new “beta-ish” version at Kosmix.com.

Kathy Johnson

About Kathy Johnson

Kathy is the co-founder of Consort Partners PR. As the first spokesperson and co-founder of Blinkx.tv (publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange), she generated extensive media coverage for the company in sources including CNN, NBC, BBC, CBS, Fast Company, Business Week, SF Chronicle, Boston Globe, NY Times, Die Welt, and many others through the U.S., U.K., Europe and Japan. From these early relationships with reporters, venture capitalists, and influencers, Consort Partners PR was born in 2005. Kathy has also served as an advisor to Japan’s Prime Minister Koizumi for FDI & Tourism, voted "2004 Agenda Setter" by silicon.com alongside Steve Jobs, Meg Whitman, and Chinese Premier Hu Jintao, and was nominated for 2008 Lifetime Achievement Stevie Award. Hobbies include painting running, painting, bird feeding, and eating.

One thought on “Kosmix raises $20 million – good cheer and good tech

  1. This is a great utility, I really like the way it brings together various media sources. It’s nice to see a company doing okay with all of the layoffs happening in the tech world.

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