Ind. – ChaCha, a text
message-based search engine service, announced on Monday that it has raised $7
million in its fifth round of venture capital financing.
The company, which has
now raised $52 million to date, is backed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Morton
Meyerson, Rod Canion, Jack Gill, Don Aquilano, and members of the Simon Mall
family, among others.
Founded in 2005, Indiana-based ChaCha offers a free
"answers" service accessible on mobile phones that has answered over
300 million questions in the past two years.
Advertisers on the service have
included Palm, IKEA, Coca-Cola and the Obama presidential campaign.