Anurag Dod is the CEO and founder of Guruji.com, the latest India-based search engine.
Recently, Guruji secured an investment of $7 million from Sequoia Capital, the same investors who backed Google.com.
Anurag has more than years of extensive software engineering experience, including key contributions to two successful startups. As an engineering manager in Wisenut Search Engine, he was instrumental in developing its core search technology and has a patent pending for that. Wisenut was acquired by LookSmart in 2002. He also held senior engineering positions in eBay, Synopsis and Delsoft. Anurag holds BTech in eclectrical engineering from IIT Delhi and a Masters in computer science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
In this interview, Anurag explains the need for a local search engine like Guruji and how it plans to take on the might of Google.