Kosmix Gets $20M

I want to take a moment to congratulate Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman, both of whom are angel investors in the parent company of this blog (see disclosure below), for raising $20 million for their Mountain View, Calif.-based startup, Kosmix. The new funding for the company, which has built a topic-based search service, comes from Time Warner, former Motorola CEO Ed Zander and previous investors, The Guardian of UKreports. To see how the service works, check out the topic page about me, which is far better than my own extended bio. Anand has details on his blog.

Full disclosure: Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman are angel investors in Giga Omni Media, parent company of GigaOM.