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Relcy Inc.
Computer software
FoundedMountain View, California
(June 1, 2013 (2013-06-01))
FounderRohit Satapathy
Nitin Gupta
DefunctJune 2016 (2016-06)
Area served
Key people
  • Rohit Satapathy (CEO)[dead link]

Relcy was an American corporation specializing in mobile search. It was a stealth mode[clarification needed] company funded by Sequoia Capital and Khosla Ventures.[1][2] Relcy was founded by Rohit Satapathy and Nitin Gupta[3] in mid-2013, notably with funding obtained by a cold tweet to Keith Rabois of Khosla Ventures.

The company received both positive[4] and negative[5] criticism for re-attempting a search start-up with Google having dominated the industry for over a decade.

In February 2016, Relcy added a messaging system to its mobile search engine and announced the launch of an Android app.[6]

In June 2016, Relcy announced they were shutting down.[7]


  1. ^ "Relcy Is Building A PageRank-Style Mobile App Search Engine With $9M From Khosla And Sequoia". TechCrunch. 2014-07-17. Archived from the original on 2017-07-06.
  2. ^ "Relcy Emerges With $9M to Tackle Problem of Mobile Search". WSJ. 2014-07-17. Archived from the original on 2017-12-09.
  3. ^ "Relcy". CrunchBase. 2014-07-17. Archived from the original on 2014-07-29.
  4. ^ "New App-Based Search Engine Startup Relcy Tries to Reset SEO". SearchEngineWatch. 2014-07-22. Archived from the original on 2014-07-28.
  5. ^ "It Will Take "Act Of God" For Relcy To Win In Mobile Search". SearchEngineLand. 2014-07-21. Archived from the original on 2014-08-01.
  6. ^ Yeung, Ken. "Relcy adds messaging to its mobile search engine, launches an Android app". Archived from the original on 2 February 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  7. ^ Relcy (2016-06-12). "It's Been Real, Relcy". Medium. Archived from the original on 2016-08-22. Retrieved 2016-08-02.