Kitten Co-Founders Set Their Sights on Social Search
Watch out Google and Twitter — there’s a new search engine in town. Tech analysts say Mewgle (pronounced Mew-gle) is poised to take the world of semantic social search by storm.
Co-founded in June by kitten entrepreneurs Pepper and JoJo, Mewgle pulls together APIs from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare, Yelp, Google+ and MySpace to create the ultimate destination for social media search results.
“Want to find out if the new Mexican restaurant on 8th Avenue is any good? Mewgle it!” the startup’s product manager Casey Forrester tells The Fluffington Post. “You can sort results by sentiment, location, species and more. Also, we included MySpace, because, what the hell, right?”
Pepper and JoJo can afford access to all these APIs because they are awash in cash. Mewgle raised $15 million in a Series A round of funding in July, and sources in Silicon Valley say more investors are chomping at the bit, despite the startup’s lack of clear revenue strategy.
“Revenue is secondary right now,” says Forrester. “Pepper and JoJo are focused on building a great product first. Also, they’re pretty focused on that red laser pointer. But mostly, the product.”
Mewgle aims to launch in early September, but you can sign up for the beta test here.
Via Tango Foxtrot.