A few months ago, Kosmix launched a vertical search engine dedicated to Health. I first discovered this search engineÂ in February and blogged about it. Like I said in this previous post, the guys who are behind this search engine are Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan , two guys who both studied at Stanford university, at the same time as Lary Page and Sergey Brin.
Here’s what you can read on their About page:
“At Kosmix, we’re passionate about building a world class search engine that lets people search less, and discover more great stuff. There are billions of pages on the web that are useful, but never see the light of day through a standard search engine. We want to help you find those great pages, and make it easy and fun to do in the process.
Right now we’re in the early stages of Kosmix, and at this point only cover a handful of categories. Our list is growing fast, so check back with us to see what’s new.”
I have checked their website today and realized that they have launched four other vertical search engines: Video Games, Finance, Travel and U.S Politics.Â According to this article, they recently raised $18.3 million in funding.
It provides really interesting results. For example, if you search for “debt free” with the Finance search engine, you can choose to see results related to Finance News, Magazines, Retirement, or Taxes. Since it’s debt related, it also gives you links such as calculators, scholarships articles, etc.
It’s still too early to judge it, but I think they’re doing a great job so far. What do you think about it?