European shopping search engine Twenga has received €2.6 million from venture capital firm 3i, reports Techcrunch.

The site launched in the UK in early November, and it is translated into several European languages. Perhaps it has a fighting chance by launching in Europe, because the U.S. market is chock full of competitors, with sites like Yahoo, but also, Nextag, Shopzilla, The Find and a bunch of other startups from Bountii to Pricefight, Retrevo and SmartShopper.
The company says it has gotten 7 million visitors in November, but Techcrunch doesn’t report where that traffic comes from. Most young search engines buy their traffic by placing advertisements on places like Google, and drawing people with easy clicks. Also, no word on whether these are uniques.