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Spock, the Menlo Park start-up that wants to provide a definitive search engine focused on people, has raised $7 million in a first round of VC funding from Clearstone and Opus Capital Ventures.

VentureBeat reviewed the secretive company here, after getting a demo. It wouldn’t allow VentureBeat to publish screenshots, for fear of alerting competition. Ucloo in China is gunning for the same market, though Ucloo is focused on Asia for now.

Previously, Spock raised an angel round from Clearstone. It will release a closed testing version early next year. Clearstone’s William Quigley, Opus’ Ken Elefant and chief executive Siva Kumar will join Spock’s board.


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