GigaOm: The Spock Crew

by Jay Bhatti on July 24, 2006

The Spock Crew

By Katie Fehrenbacher | Monday, July 24, 2006 | 12:00 PM PT | PDF | Link to Article

Last week we unearthed a few details about the stealthy search startup SPOCK, backed by Clearstone Venture Partners. (The company says its officially all-caps for the name, given it was first an acronym. Well, OK!) This morning SPOCK CEO Jaideep Singh emailed us with some more information about the company and the team he’s accrued.

Jaideep (co-founder and CEO) was formerly a VC at Clearstone, and says he has teamed up with Jay Bhatti (co-founder and VP of Product), a Microsoft alum. The two turned to Jeff Winner to be the founding VP of Engineering, who was an exec at Friendster, eGroups, DemandTech, Netscape, Verity, and Oracle. Hongche Liu (from Yahoo), is the founding chief information architect.

Jaideep still won’t tell us more about the technology for “competitive reasons,” but says an alpha product will likely be available in a few months.

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