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neeva-wordmark-white-on-blackNeeva, a new search engine that promises honest, relevant and unbiased results, has launched in Australia to compete with Google Search. Neeva offers users complete control over their searches, delivering transparent and credible results, free of advertisements and affiliate links. Backed by cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI), NeevaAI provides users with synthesized answers, not just links, with citations from credible sources and up-to-date information.

Founded by Sridhar Ramaswamy, ex-SVP of Ads at Google, and Vivek Raghunathan, ex-VP of Monetization at YouTube, Neeva aims to deliver fast and precise search results while ensuring users’ privacy. With over 2 million users since launching in the USA in 2021, Neeva offers a freemium model with a free basic service and a premium subscription that includes additional features such as a VPN and password manager.

NeevaAI is designed to help users determine the authenticity and reliability of the cited sources by crawling hundreds of millions of pages per day, providing current and relevant information. The AI technology combines with Neeva’s in-house search stack to deliver timely, bias-free and relevant results that delight users.

CEO Sridhar Ramaswamy believes that Neeva’s user-first platform can compete with Google’s dominant 90% market share by providing a superior search and browsing experience that prioritizes privacy and transparency. “The ad-supported internet has created vastly misaligned incentives that have made big technology monopolies and advertisers richer while exploiting the privacy and personal data of users. It’s time for a new approach to search that puts people first,” Ramaswamy said.

Neeva operates its own independent search stack, providing an index of billions of web pages while enabling users to connect personal applications such as email, Dropbox, Slack, Figma and others, to make searching across important personal documents easier while maintaining strict privacy controls.

Investors in Neeva include Sequoia Capital, Greylock Ventures, Inovia Capital, and Neythri Futures Fund, with the company raising over US$80 million from its investors.

With Neeva’s fast-growing popularity, the search engine could challenge Google’s dominance in the search engine market. Neeva’s reinvention of search by leveraging cutting-edge AI, providing users with accurate and transparent results and private and customized experiences, could revolutionize the way people search for information.

In conclusion, Neeva’s launch in Australia provides users with an alternative to Google Search, offering an honest and transparent search engine that prioritizes the user experience over advertisers. Neeva’s innovative use of AI combined with a user-first approach could disrupt the search engine market, providing users with a superior search and browsing experience.




Written by: Anne Keam