Ark.com is a search engine for people. With Ark, you can search for new people, old classmates, new business contacts, and even your friends. With over a billion socialnetwork profiles indexed, and using a modern architecture, Ark provided the most comprehensive people search engine in the world.
Find new people
Prior to founding Ark, the team has experience at Google, AOL, Symantec, Lithium, Yahoo! Research and Y-Combinator.
“…People search start-up Ark.com has led a bit of a charmed existence. Part of Y Combinator’s winter class, it debuted to the public shortly after YC leader Paul Graham posted an essay about “frighteningly ambitious ideas” — with No. 1 on the list “a new search engine.”
At Y Combinator’s Demo Day a short Ark pitch delivered in the midst of 64 other start-up presentations got the company commitments for $2 million in funding in a single day. And more than 250,000 people have signed up for Ark beta invites.
Less than a month after Demo Day, Ark now tells me it has raised a $4.2 million seed round from investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures, Greylock Partners, Intel Capital, SV Angel, Atlas Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Expansion Venture Capital, Felicis Ventures, Lightbank, Salesforce, Tencent, Transmedia Capital and a bunch of individual angel investors.
That’s the largest seed round ever raised by a Y Combinator company. It benchmarks Ark as a clear frontrunner in the most recent batch of the program’s closely watched start-ups…”