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Surf Canyon
Location: 274 14th Street, Oakland, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2006
Stage: Revenue generating
Number of employees: 1-5
Short URL: vator.co/Surf-Canyon-Incorporated-Surf-Canyon
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Surf Canyon

Startup/business
Oakland, California, United States United States
http://www.SurfCanyon.com
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Company description
Using semantic real-time implicit personalization, Surf Canyon is developing Discovery for Searchâ„¢. The patent-pending technology sits atop virtually any third-party search engine and assists users in finding relevant information buried within the often overwhelming results. As content on the internet expands it is becoming increasingly difficult for individuals to locate the information they seek amongst all the irrelevant results. Moreover, as users' expectations of search rise, frustration mounts. Surf Canyon's application, which installs itself in the user's browser, alleviates this problem by disambiguating queries in real time in order to improve relevancy for natural and sponsored results.
Team
  • Mark Cramer
    Mark Cramer | Team member
    Mark Cramer, CEO, has more than 14 years of technology industry experience, from engineer to executive. At Hewlett-Packard in Grenoble, France, he was a Project Manager in charge of international manufacturing and distribution for PC-workstatio...
Business model

Revenue will come from incremental ad revenue generated from the superior targeting of sponsored links as well as licensing fees from third-party search engines.

Competitive advantage
See "ip and defensibility"