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The Hindu: Sequoia Capital, which invested in search engine Google, among other companies, is funding another company in the search space. S…

The Hindu: Sequoia Capital, which invested in search engine Google, among other companies, is funding another company in the search space. Sequoia Capital India, formerly WestBridge Capital, is backing a local Indian search engine called Guruji.com. The total funding commitment from Sequoia is $7 million, according to the Hindu report. Guruji.com is founded by two IIT Delhi graduates Anurag Dod (CEO) and Gaurav Mishra (COO). Apparently the company uses a proprietary technology “that crawls the web identifying Indian content using sophisticated algorithms”. The company is angel funded by Suvir Sujan, former eBay India (Baazee.com) co-founder and currently Founding Partner of Nexus India Capital.
If Guruji is superior to Google in searching Indian content, then they have a winner here.

  1. There has been a lot of discussion on blogosphere about Guruji.com because Search is hot and they are well funded by Sequoia and have a smart team on board. However I think people are going too far in saying that it will replace Google in India and such. Check out the following post that clarifies how Guruji.com is different from Google and how it could differentiate its position in the search engine market in India.

    http://ileher.com/2006/10/22/more-on-gurujicom-web-search-or-local-search/

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  2. Hi friends,

    Guruji is good search engine but it have to improve a lot if they have to compete with biggies like Google and Yahoo. They have the potential and their search results are also good and reliable.

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    Sourav Mukherjee
    http://www.indiatourismhub.com

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  3. Hello all,

    As for my concern Guruji search engine is good for giving relevant result according to the query but can u heard about that serch engine which gives result google and yahoo on same scree.

    Regards
    Road Side Romeo
    http://www.roadsideromeo.net

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