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Introduction

  • Kosmix was founded in 2005 by Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman.

  • It started as a vertical search engine and later expanded to a horizontal search engine.

  • Kosmix was acquired by Walmart in April 2011 and became part of Walmart Labs.

  • The company was headquartered in Mountain View, California.

  • Kosmix was funded by Accel Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Dag Ventures, and Bezos Expeditions.

  • Kosmix's categorization engine organized the Internet into magazine-style topic pages.

Founders [1]

  • Venky Harinarayan: Co-founder of Kosmix, also co-founded Junglee, the first shopping search engine.

  • Anand Rajaraman: Co-founder of Kosmix, also co-founded Junglee.

  • Junglee: Acquired by Amazon.com in 1998.

  • Mechanical Turk: Created by Harinarayan and Rajaraman for Amazon.com.

  • Kosmix: Founded in 2005 to explore the Web by topic.

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Acquisition by Walmart [2]

  • Acquisition Date: April 2011.

  • Walmart Labs: Kosmix became part of Walmart Labs after acquisition.

  • Walmart Global Tech: Walmart Labs is now part of Walmart Global Tech.

  • Purpose: Formed a research division within Walmart.

  • Founders' Role: Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman continued to play significant roles post-acquisition.

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Funding [1]

  • Accel Partners: One of the funding partners.

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners: Another key investor.

  • Dag Ventures: Contributed to Kosmix's funding.

  • Bezos Expeditions: Jeff Bezos' personal investment company also funded Kosmix.

  • Series B: Kosmix was at Series B stage when it received investments.

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Kosmix Dance Crew [3]

  • Name: KOSMIX ✨

  • Location: Based in Seattle, WA.

  • Establishment: Founded in November 2021.

  • Activity: K-Pop dance covers.

  • Social Media: Active on Instagram with 1500 followers.

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Kosmix TV Series [4]

  • Title: Kosmix (TV Series 2020).

  • Characters: Features a cute robot named Kit and his buddy Mr. Battery.

  • Theme: Explores space and the mysteries of the sky.

  • Episodes: Available on platforms like IMDb.

  • Target Audience: Aimed at children and space enthusiasts.

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Kosmix Band [5]

  • Name: The KOSMIX Band.

  • Members: Includes young musicians and International Polka Association Hall of Famer, Randy Koslosky.

  • Genre: Polka music.

  • Social Media: Active on Facebook.

  • Website: Official website available for more information.

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