Received $3.3 Million for a Virtual Shopping Engine

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  • 0 Comments... What do you have to say? Received $3.3 Million for a Virtual Shopping Engine raised $3.3 Million in venture capital funding from BlueRun Ventures (Nokia Venture Partners), Bay Partners and Leapfrog Ventures. originally raised $19 million under the name Riya.

What does do? is an image-based comparative shopping engine.

VCU says: is a visual search engine to help you find items by shape, size and color. You can search by brand or category and once you find an item you like you can then search by likeness.

The search is amazing, you may find a Prada shoe you like, then choose “likeness search”. Other brands with similar shoes will be shown. You can then narrow the search by color, style, or by brand. A description of how it works in words does not do it justice.

This would be a great tool for eBay to provide to users.

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Read more about BlueRun Ventures (Nokia Venture Partners) here.

Read more about Bay Partners here.

Read more about Leapfrog Ventures here.

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