Sequoia Capital India Backs Local Search Engine Guruji.com

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.

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