BiggerBoat Raises Over $2.5 Million

By Shan Sadiq ● Dec 1, 2006

The entertainment search engine BiggerBoat has raised over $2.5 million in the second round of financing. BiggerBoat’s CEO Adam Lilling did not disclose the exact amount but said its above $2.5 million.

The investors include Draper Associates, Zone Ventures and First Round Capital.

BiggerBoat went live in September with funding from First Round Capital and Zone Ventures.

BiggerBoat is essentially a search engine that provides entertainment focused search results. Here is a description of its services from its website.

BiggerBoat gives people a better way to search and discover entertainment. From the top of the charts to the long-tail of consumer-generated content, we’re developing a resource that gives consumers an accurate picture of what’s out there. We’re doing this by creating a single powerful Index of information coming from a variety of sources – the freely available Web; members-only services; and information that you just can’t get anywhere on the Internet, until now.

The site seems more like a comparison shopping site for movies and music then an entertainment search engine. A search for Eminem under Music returned 464 foggy results. The results included a number of duplicate entries, incorrect information, and links to blank pages. The duplicate entries are especially an annoyance because they all give you the same information and compare prices at the same retailers.

At this point, I am not sure what BiggerBoat plans to do with their money. They do not seem to have a solid business plan and their system is buggy. So if anything, they should go back to the drawing board and figure out how to gain traction.