Disrupt Winner Vurb secures USD 8 Million in Series A

Today the Disrupt NY 2014 Startup Battlefield winner Vurb has raised USD 8 million in Series A funding led by Redpoint Ventures with participation from Stanford University alongside many of its seed investors. It aims to utilized the new funds to accelerate its development as well as plans to extend team in San Francisco.

Post this investment, Geoff Yang, founding partner at Redpoint, is expected to join Vurb’s Board of Directors, as announced in a company Blog Post.

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San-Francisco-based Vurb founded in 2012, as a venture of Founder Bobby Lo. The company is a web and mobile contextual search engine, rolling out search for Places, Movies, and Media and plans to launch search for add People, Startups, and others. Recently, it had raised USD 2 million in Seed investment and secured a total capital of USD 10 million, till date.

“Since Disrupt, we’ve been working non-stop to realize this vision of connected services. We can’t make this happen without support from the community – our users, developers, and service partners. Let’s work together to redefine “surfing the Internet, said company.”

Our search, browsing, and sharing experience is currently in beta for services and apps around places, movies, and media. Thank you to all of our beta users and their feedback as we develop this experience. For those of you still on our waiting list – we’re moving as fast as we can and thank you for your enthusiasm!

If you’re passionate about changing the way we use the Internet and building product that you will use every day, come join us, the company added.

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