Quintura is a semantic search engine and advertising technology company that offers interactive site search, analytics and monetization platform for web publishers and content owners.
I would like to announce today that Quintura has received several million dollars in bridge funding from leading European early-stage venture capital investor Mangrove Capital Partners as a part of new financing round.
The funding will help to scale the site search platform and grow monthly audience of Quintura Site Search from its current 8 million to 50 million in 2009 as well as helping to bring in new venture capital investors.
I would like to introduce Dennis Szerszen who joins Quintura as Chief Marketing Officer, based in the U.S. Dennis has over twenty five years of experience in the enterprise software and technology industry. He was previously Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development at security software vendor SecureWave (now Lumension Security). His career also includes time as an IT industry analyst, and as a program executive at IBM.
Quintura currently powers site search for popular lifestyle sites including Maxim.com, Passion.ru and Cosmo.ru; technology news sites ReadWriteWeb and Compulenta, business community portal E-xecutive.ru; web-sites of consumer magazines Hilary Magazine, Russian Newsweek, ComputerBild, luxury site LeLuxe.ru, in addition to hundreds of smaller web-sites and blogs that joined the Quintura affiliate program for site search by registering on the Quintura affiliate portal.
By utilizing Quintura Site Search, web publishers and content owners can increase usage of in-site search by several times resulting in additional page-views and time spent on site. Web publishers will soon have an option to monetize Quintura Site Search with graphical search ads which will be released with several other major enhancements this Fall.
In-house tests of Quintura Site Search are underway on various US sites, including two major men’s lifestyle sites and an educational web publisher.
A screenshot of Quintura Site Search widget on AltSearchEngines.com is shown below. A contextual search advertisement of Quintura for Kids is displayed in the widget’s search cloud for the search term “search” as an example for how Quintura Site Search can be customized.