True Knowledge wins funding for search product

Early stage private investor group Octopus Ventures has put around £600,000 into True Knowledge Ltd, a UK startup which claims to have a revolutionary search product.

Currently in private beta, True Knowledge says their product is capable of intelligently answering – in plain English – questions posed on any topic, and dramatically improves the quality and accuracy of results compared to any search technology currently in existence.

The site accepts questions phrased in natural language and produces its answers in standard English. An open beta is planned later.

AI software developer and entrepreneur William Tunstall-Pedoe is the founder of True Knowledge. As his site attests, he previously developed a technology that can solve a commercially published crossword clues but also explain how the clues work in plain English. See the connection?

Octopus itself has 100 private individual investor members and since starting in 2000 has invested over £14 million in 25 companies.