As many of you know by now, I have a new deal.
Viewzi was born sometime towards the end of the summer over a few conversations with a friend of mine who runs a data visualization company. He and I were talking about what's wrong with search and the opportunity to fix it in some new way. We agreed that there was something here worth pursuing and I embarked on the process of defining and refining the core ideas that would become Viewzi.
Viewzi is a new kind of meta-search engine. There are a number of things that make it great, but the way that we build "views" for the searcher is one of the core parts of the secret sauce.
One of the things that helps me in this early process of concept definition is meeting with dozens of others in "may I bounce an idea off you" conversations and allowing them to help me either refine it further or shoot it down. Usually a bad idea becomes increasingly bad in this process and good ones get better--and more refined.
If you want the exec summary for the deal, shoot me a note and I will send it to you. Soon, we are going to post a site to gather your feedback about what is wrong with search and what you would do to fix it.