Quixey Completes Funding Round To Develop In-App Search

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Quixey, a search engine for apps, raised $60 million in February 2015 from Alibaba, SoftBankTwitter, George Soros, Goldman Sachs and GGV Capital. The funding will go toward developing Quixey's in-app search (or deep linking) solutions, which will improve the connectivity of largely disconnected apps.

This funding round would be the second time Alibaba and GGV have invested Quixey. Twitter's participation in the round could be indicative of Twitter's interest in mobile developers and third-party tools, according to re/code's sources.

In-app search and deep linking could facilitate the connection of apps

At DataFox, we compile and curate watchlists across sectors, regions, and popular lists of top companies. We feature Quixey and 6 other private and public companies working on technologies to improve app searchability:

Quixey is in the midst of raising $60 million in funding that could increase its valuation to $600 million. The company is continuing to amp up its search engine for apps to power one billion queries per month. The company provides app search solutions for major manufacturers, carriers, search engines and web apps.

App Annie aims to create the next generation of business intelligence solutions for the global app economy. It provides companies with data products that can inform their app store strategies, whether they be app publishers, media companies, investors, brands or content platforms.App Annie boast having more than 45,000 publishers who use App Annie to track their downloads, revenues, rankings and reviews.

URX is building  an App Search API, which lets developers find and link users directly to relevant content inside other apps to create a seamless experience across multiple apps.

Flurry is an application that provides analytics for businesses to monitor the trends and habits of mobile users across multiple mobile applications. Flurry’s mobile analytics solution enables businesses to understand how consumers interact with their mobile applications. More than 125,000 companies use Flurry’s analytics platform in more than 400,000 applications to measure audience reach, engagement, retention, conversions, revenue, and more. The service is free, and is continuously updated with the industry's advanced features. Flurry Analytics is available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, HTML5, hybrid apps, mobile/web, Blackberry, and JavaME.

  • DataFox Score: 1060
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Acquired: Yahoo in 2014 for $200 million

SimilarWeb offers research tools that helps users understand the traffic of the websites they visit and discover related sites. It also allows users to monitor website traffic, discover valuable insights about competitors’ sites, and identify growth opportunities.

  • DataFox Score: 1027
  • Location: London, England
  • Total Funding: $40.1 million
  • Recent Funding: $15 million in November 2014
  • Investors: Naspers

Appboy is a platform for mobile relationship management. The company helps companies to manage the lifecycle of their users through a suite of marketing automation products and a dedicated Success Squad. In addition to user segmentation and location targeting, Appboy offers multi-channel messaging (push notifications, in-app messages, email), an in-app news feed and in-app customer support. Clients like Text+, Urban Outfitters, GSN, and PopSci use Appboy to increase engagement, reduce churn and build their mobile ROI. To learn more, visit www.appboy.com. .

Velingo is an Israeli-based startup looking to provide relevant search results based on the collective search behavior of users across various search engines. The service competes with other enhanced-search products offered by companies like Hakia and Powerset.

  • Location: Netanya, HaMerkaz

Other Companies Developing Deep Linking

Deeplink.me

Button

Wildcard