Search Startup Hooja Gets $1.5 Million Funding

Israeli search startup Hooja has received $1.5 million in its first round of funding, reports Globes. The still-stealth site was funded by individual investors, including Peter Thiel, one of the founders of PayPal. Angel investors Mike Maples, Yuval Shahar and Pascal Levensohn also participated, according to VentureBeat. The Globes story says that the company’s search tech enables content providers to access personal and social information about users. Here’s some more about the company: “With Hooja people can use their mobile phone to capture information on the go and save it in a central online account they can access any time.”