Louis Monier

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Louis Monier in 2008.
Photograph by Steve Maller.

Louis Monier (born March 21, 1956) was a founder of the Internet search engine AltaVista. After he left AltaVista, he worked at eBay and then at Google. He left Google in August 2007 to join Cuil, a search engine startup.[1] He was Vice President of Products at Cuil. One month after the launch, he left Cuil, citing differences with the CEO.[2] He also was the co-founder and CTO of Qwiki with Doug Imbruce. Qwiki won the TechCrunch Disrupt Award in 2010 [3] and was sold to Yahoo in 2013.[4] In 2014, Yahoo shuttered Qwiki.

Monier received a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Paris XI, France[5] in 1980 and worked at Carnegie Mellon University, Xerox PARC, and DEC's Western Research Laboratory.

Louis was the Chief Scientist of Proximic until July 2013,[6] and has founded a health technology company, Kyron.


  1. ^ Founders Archived 2008-07-28 at the Wayback Machine, Cuil.
  2. ^ Arrington, Michael (2008-09-11). "Cuil's VP Product Bails Out A Month After Launch". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
  3. ^ "Qwiki Wins TechCrunch Disrupt: Information Consumption To Be Disrupted". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  4. ^ "Yahoo Acquires Qwiki For Around $50 Million". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  5. ^ Louis Monier on LinkedIn
  6. ^ "Qwiki Cofounder Louis Monier Exits, Joins Proximic". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-11-04.