Site Search Engine Swiftype Raises $1.7m; Counts Facebook & Best Buy as Clients | Search Engine Journal
We all know some internal site search engines have a lot to be desired. Many website owners choose to use Google’s Custom Search Engine tool, but if you have a basic account, your users may see Google ads and related search results alongside your website’s pages. In addition, for many site search services, you can’t tweak or modify the way results are displayed, including the order.
These were the types of issues that Quin Hoxie and Matt Riley, both formerly of Scribd, are attempting to fix with their Y combinator startup Swiftype. Others must agree, because the service just received $1.7 million in seed funding from a group of well-known investors, including Kleiner Perkins and Andreesen-Horowitz.
Steady Growth Demonstrates Demand for Better Search
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