Frankfurt a.M. — The browser provider Brave has acquired the search engine Tailcat. Tailcat is an open search engine built on an independent index that does not collect IP addresses or use personal data to improve search results.
Tailcat was developed by the team previously responsible for the search and browser products at Cliqz, a Hubert Burda Media holding.
Tailcat is intended to act as the foundation for Brave Search. Brave Search and the Brave browser provide an independent, privacy-friendly alternative to big-tech browsers and search engines.
Advisor Brave Software, Inc.: Goodwin, Frankfurt a.M./Silicon Valley
Gregor Klenk, Photo (Partner, Private Equity, Frankfurt), Anthony J. McCusker (Partner, Technology, Silicon Valley; both Lead), Heiko Penndorf (Partner, Tax, Frankfurt), Carolin Keferstein (Associate, Private Equity, Frankfurt), Christina Papadimitriou (Associate, Private Equity, Frankfurt), Elizabeth Telefus (Associate, Technology, Silicon Valley)