Eurekster provides social search technologies. Its custom search portal and widget (called “swicki”) uses the content produced by online communities to improve search results. With Eurekster, web publishers can build and customize their swicki search portal on any topic, and share and distribute the social search widget to grow a community of interested users. With every search, the swicki becomes more relevant and meaningful to the user community, and more valuable to the swicki builder.
Eurekster is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with research and development located in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Eurekster has global reach in over 15 countries and is Asian Language enabled. Customers include branded sites, social networks, top blogs and blog platforms.
Eurekster was founded in 2004 by a core team including digital media and search technology veterans Steven Marder, who is CEO, and Grant Ryan, who is Chief Scientist. Eurekster is privately held and venture backed. Investors include Technology Venture Partners (TVP), Transcosmos, Tapit Partners and various angels.
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