Presearch is an open, decentralized search engine that rewards community members with Presearch Tokens for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform. The new search engine does not store searches or identifying information and allows users to select their preferred search engines from more than 80 options including Google, Wikipedia, Amazon, and Facebook. Presearch is available as a browser extension on Chrome, Firefox, and Brave browsers.
In a world where one company controls 77% of all searches, influencing trillions of dollars in spending, shaping perceptions and effectively acting as the primary gatekeeper to the Internet, a new, open and community-driven search engine could be described as a necessity. I invited Colin Pape, the founder of Presearch onto my podcast to learn more about how Presearch has an innovative go-to-market strategy to target the most frequent searchers – web workers – and gain early adoption.
Colin shares his tech startup story and how he founded Presearch with a small team of colleagues in June 2017 and within 60 days generated more than $2MM in revenue, attracted more than 1,000 Members to the platform and signed a team of world-class advisors to the venture. I learn how they are building a next-generation search engine powered by the community and leveraging a blockchain token. Presearch.org will be an open, transparent alternative to the current search hegemony.
We also talk about their mission to provide Internet users with an alternative to the search hegemony that dictates where most of us learn, engage and spend our valuable attention and resources. Colin is a serial entrepreneur who founded the community commerce network, ShopCity.com. In 2011, Colin found himself mired in a battle with Google and realized that the world desperately needs a transparent and open search engine.
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