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March 6, 2015 by Quixey

Announcing our $60 Million Additional Series C1

At Quixey, our goal is to build the next generation of mobile search. While this sounds grandiose, we believe mobile search is broken and we need a new way of thinking in order to solve some of the hardest technology problems that exist today. Mobile is the new gateway to the Internet, and it brings unprecedented resources and empowerment to billions of people all over the world. Our technology surfaces the functionality buried deep within apps and can search across any app to bring up core actions like booking a flight, reserving a restaurant, or researching a doctor. In order to build a future on mobile, we need better mobile search to become a reality.

Thanks to some sleuthing by our friends at Re/code, you may have heard about our recent major step in achieving this goal. Today we’re confirming that we’ve raised another $60 million in a strategic additional Series C1 round led by Alibaba; other participants in this round include partners such as SoftBank, Goldman Sachs, and GGV Capital.

We’re solving some very difficult problems that require different ideas and perspectives. Both our new and existing investors and partners have a significant amount of expertise that will allow us to move at a much faster pace. We’re blown away by the feedback and support our existing investors have provided to this point and really, really excited about working with our new partners.

While deep linking and deep search is something that the mainstream public is just starting to come around to, it’s something we’ve been working on for five years and something that requires significant investment. This funding is another proof point that Quixey is well-positioned to deliver on our vision of building the next generation of mobile search.

 

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