Sequoia Capital, the venture capital backer of search engine Google, has pumped $7 million into a search engine focused on India.
It is called Guruji, and is being run by two returnees from Silicon Valley, Anurag Dod and Gaurav Mishra. It wants to provide better results for Indian searchers, it says by providing more local context and producing other proprietary algorithms, it said. Read more details here.
As mentioned before, Sequoia has invested in a number of competitors to Google, including Qihoo in China. As also noted, Sequoia has drastically reduced its ownership of Google shares over the past year, so that the conflict has minimized — although Sequoia’s Michael Moritz still sits on the Google board.