If you're tired of copy-pasting the tasty-looking recipes you find in all the nooks and crannies of the internet into an email or Word doc (fancy!), I think you're going to like this. Yummly--the recipe search engine that currently has more than 500,000 recipes for just about everything you can think of (seriously, I just did a random search and found this recipe for spinach salad with pear and avocado that I must make, ASAP) from just about everywhere--has just launched a new "Yum button" that lets you immediately share recipes that you like to your Facebook wall, all with just a click.
Yummly is been doing semantic recipe search for more than two years. Now its applying its food parsing algorithms to food advertising. It’s new ad platform will go beyond on the usual keywords and seek to make deeper associations between taste, nutrition and products. As part of a site redesign this week, Yummly is launching its advertising platform, serving up ads and sponsored recipes from major food brands such as Hellman’s, Ragu and Breyer’s.
Armed with a dream investment team, and $6 million in Series A Funding, semantic recipe website Yummly is getting ready to build the world's first "digital kitchen platform." Yummly's technological capabilities combined with the funding round led by Physic Ventures, with contributions from Unilever Corporate Ventures, Harrison Metal Capital, First Round Capital, Intel Capital, The Harvard Common Press, and angel investors, makes the platform poised to revolutionize the way we shop, cook and eat.
Received $6M Series A Funding
Participation Physic Ventures, Harrison Metal Capital, Unilever Corporate Ventures, First Round Capital, Intel Capital
Semantic recipe search engine Yummly is tuning its search features to include more flavor profiles, just as it’s hitting a major milestone. The year-old company says it’s reached 2 million unique visitors for the month for the first time, the company is set to announce Wednesday. Yummly’s game is semantic recipe search, meaning it looks not just for keywords, but context of a search and the intent of a search. One of the ways you can search is using a sliding scale of flavor profiles (salty, sweet, sour, bitter). The site also enables extremely specific recipe searches, say, for a gluten-free strawberry cupcake recipe that calls for a package of instant vanilla pudding.
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Pushing forward with the trend for more and more narrow search technologies, Yummly has raised $1.85 million for its semantic search and recommendation platform for doing queries on recipes.
Received $1.85M Seed Funding
Participation Harrison Metal Capital, First Round Capital, Intel Capital