Kosmix, a vertical search company that has primarily focused on health, has raised a $10 million third round led by DAG Ventures, with participation from previous backers LightSpeed and Accel. The Mountain View, CA-based company had previously raised $25 million from those firms as well as individual investors Jeff Bezos and Bill Miller of Legg Mason. The company’s biggest site is RightHealth, which it claims is the sixth-most visited health destination with 3.9 monthly unique visitors. (This space is more crowded every day. Yesterday, iMedix announced funding for a combination of vertical health search and social networking.) Kosmix has also launched RightAutos and RightTrips (for travel). With the funding, it plans to invest in hiring, technology and distribution. Release.
Founders Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan helped found shopping search engine Junglee, which was sold to Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) in 1998 for $250 million. It’s also well-known that they considered buying Google (NSDQ: GOOG) back in its infancy.