Inflection Gets $30M, Launches PeopleSmart

9/2/10

Palo Alto, CA-based Inflection has launched a new consumer-oriented people search engine called PeopleSmart with features designed to protect privacy, according to an announcement today. Also the creator of the Archives.com geneaology site, Inflection raised a Series A venture round in July from Matrix Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. The round totaled $30 million, according to a report today in VentureWire.

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  • Mack

    Umm … I think that should be Peoplesmart.com, not Looksmart.com…

  • http://www.xconomy.com/author/wroush/ Wade Roush

    @Mack: Of course you’re correct. I’ve corrected the piece. I have an appointment with LookSmart later today (the real LookSmart, not PeopleSmart), and my increasingly porous brain mixed them up…