visual search

  • Visual Search Company Slyce Buys Pounce For $5M To Build “Amazon Firefly” For The Rest Of Retail

    Visual Search Company Slyce Buys Pounce For $5M To Build “Amazon Firefly” For The Rest Of Retail

    Tel Aviv-based Pounce, a mobile shopping app that surfaces deals from retailers, as well as a way to shop print ads and catalogs from your smartphone, has been acquired by visual search company Slyce for $5 million in shares, cash and earn-out incentives. The deal wasn’t entirely a talent grab either, says Slyce, as the company was already on track to roll out a consumer-facing app of… Read More

  • Pinterest Rival Fancy Gets Fancier With “Match By Color” Visual Search

    Pinterest Rival Fancy Gets Fancier With “Match By Color” Visual Search

    High-end design, fashion and travel-focused Pinterest rival The Fancy is rolling out several new features today, including a new slideshow option, the addition of four more languages, and a new visual search engine that allows users to search for items with similar colors. The latter addition, which brings to mind the “search by color” feature over on crafty community Etsy or the… Read More

  • Disrupt Winner Qwiki Is In The Middle Of Raising A Quick $8 Million

    Qwiki, the visual search startup that won the top prize at TechCrunch Disrupt last September is in the middle of raising as much as $8 million in a series A financing. According to an SEC filing, it has already sold $5 million worth of the round. Both venture capital firms and individuals are investing. It appears that a large part of the round ($4 million so far) is being taken up by a… Read More

  • Kooaba's Reality Augmented With $3 Million Funding

    A Swiss startup offering mobile visual search and augmented reality technology, kooaba, landed 3 million in Swiss franks (or about $3 million) venture funding from undisclosed Swiss investors the company’s co-founder and chief executive Herbert Bay reported this morning. Kooaba was spun out of the Computer Vision Lab at a top science and technology university in Switzerland, ETH… Read More