DuckDuckGo, a Paoli, Pennsylvania-based internet search engine that protects web searchers’ privacy, raised a funding round from Omers Ventures.
The deal reportedly amounted to approx. $10m.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to grow internationally, including in Canada, and expand its privacy and security offerings.
Led by founder Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo is a provider of search engine technologies that are designed to protect a user’s online activity from external parties. The engine itself does not track a user’s search history and thus does not (and cannot) exploit a user’s historical online behavior for direct advertising or third-party monetization.
Recently, the company expanded its privacy services, adding a mobile browser and desktop browser extension to their product mix, which include built-in tracker blocking and smarter encryption.