DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is an internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers' privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results.

DuckDuckGo is the Internet privacy company for everyone who's had enough of hidden online tracking and wants to take back their privacy now.

DuckDuckGo was founded by Gabriel Weinberg on February 29, 2008. The company is headquartered in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

 

DuckDuckGo distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling its users and by showing all users the same search results for a given search term.

 

DDG's results are a compilation of "over 400" sources, including Yahoo! Search BOSS, Wolfram Alpha, Bing, Yandex, its own web crawler (the DuckDuckBot) and others. It also uses data from crowdsourced sites, including Wikipedia, to populate knowledge panel boxes to the right of the results.

 

DuckDuckGo was the No. 2 mobile search engine in the U.S., after Google, over the 12-month period that ended May 31. Over the last 12 months its apps were downloaded over 50 million times.

 

DDG is backed by Omers Ventures, Thrive, GP Bullhound, Impact America Fund, WhatsApp founder Brian Acton, Tim Berners-Lee, and others. The company raised $100M in a new round on Jun 16, 2021. This brings DDG's total funding to $113M to date.

 

 

 

  • Year founded: 2008
  • Funding Info: $113M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Pre-IPO)
  • Yearly Revenue: $100M (2020)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Paoli
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Country: United States
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