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This article was published on May 10, 2012


    Atomico-backed Silk launches smart search, data visualization tool in open beta

    Atomico-backed Silk launches smart search, data visualization tool in open beta Image by: Xuejun li - Fotolia
    Robin Wauters
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    Robin Wauters

    Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family a Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family and Belgian beer. If you'd like to know more about Robin, head on over to robinwauters.com or follow him on Twitter.

    Silk, a Web app that lets users collect, sort and consume information in a structured way, is opening up to the world after attracting 10,000 users to its private beta.

    Note: Silk is not to be confused with Amazon’s Silk, which is a mobile Web browser.

    The Amsterdam startup behind the intelligent search and data visualization tool, which is backed by about $500,000 in seed funding from Atomico and others, won the startup competition at last year’s The Next Web Conference.

    The platform lets users create ‘Silk sites’, introducing them to a new breed of online search and ways to visualize information and data.

    This is a textbook example of the kind of service you need to test (or at least see it in action, also see video below) to fully grasp what it can do.

    We daresay it would be a mistake not to.

    ➤ Silk