Roger Ventures funded search engine Thoora to shut down this week

Posted by Rob Lewis

In January of 2010 at the EpCon 2010 conference in Waterloo Thoora founder and CTO Chul Lee stated with boldness and conviction that he wanted "Thoora to be the Google of Canada."

Today the Rogers Ventures portfolio company sent an email message to their users stating that effective December 15th Thoora will be shutting down.

Over the past three years, the Thoora team had grown to 20 employees and built a patented engine to help discover, rate and deliver the highest quality, most trusted, and relevant content on any given topic.

 

We would like to thank each and every one of you for participating in this crazy journey with us. Your engagement with Thoora and your feedback have been remarkable, and we have loved learning from you. We definitely wouldn’t have gotten as far as we did without you.

We will leave the service running until noon EST December 15th, 2011. At that time we will suspend it indefinitely. This includes the website, the API and Wordpress widget, and the Android tablet app. You will automatically be unsubscribed from our mailing list, and all of your account information will be permanently deleted.

Based in Toronto, Thoora was founded by University of Toronto PhD Chul Lee, a data mining and search expert, along with Kyu Lee and Byron Ma.

Company:
Thoora
Website:
http://www.thoora.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thoora helps people discover What the World is Talking About by delivering the news that is attracting the most interest and reaction – making it easy for people to filter through the noise to find the content that offers the most value, insight and perspective. Thoora’s real-time algorithm takes a unique approach to delivering news by focusing on the stories that everyone’s talking about, rather than what a small... more

Company:
Rogers Ventures
Website:
http://www.rogersventures.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rogers Ventures is a venture-style funding mechanism for start-ups with lots of value add. We invest our money, our leverage, our experience, and other strategic contributions to get Rogers Venture portfolio companies on the path of accelerated development and market growth. Technology innovation was fundamental to our founder, Ted Rogers, and remains a strategic pillar of our company today. Rogers Ventures is... more


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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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