Search for the next generation using generative AI

Instead of just links, Andi gives you answers - like chatting with a smart friend. Andi is a new type of search engine that uses generative AI and language models combined with live data to generate factually correct answers to questions, and to explain and summarize information combined from the best sources. Andi works as a search chatbot that's ad-free and privacy-focused. Ask Andi to... โœ… Answer questions ๐Ÿง  Find, summarize and explain information ๐Ÿ” Navigate and search the web Search is broken because of SEO spam, ads, and surveillance capitalism. Andi cuts through the clutter to get you straight to the knowledge you need. It presents results visually in a way that's easy to understand with a simple chat interface, and protects you from ad tech and distraction.

US / Remote (US)
$100K - $180K
0.50% - 2.00%
3+ years
Team Size:2
Location:San Francisco

Active Founders

Angela Hoover

Angela (CEO) is from a totally non-traditional founder background. She's a community college dropout who went from construction laborer to working with Microsoft on Azure, before launching Angie's Travels, a travel influencer startup. She started Andi after going through YC Startup School as a 23-year-old non-technical female founder with the idea for a "not searching" engine for Gen-Z.

Angela Hoover
Angela Hoover

Jed White

Jed (CTO) has been programming since he was 8, and sold his first software aged 12. He studied computer science (USyd-part/USFCA), and was editor-in-chief of Australia's top computer magazine at 23, before making a popular start page with 3m users, and building a media search and personalization startup. He has 20+ years experience in search and AI.

Company Launches

TL;DR: Andi is search for the next generation using generative AI - visual, conversational and factually accurate. Instead of just links, Andi gives you answers in a fun and friendly way - like chatting with a smart friend.

Hey YC fam, weโ€™re Angela and Jed and weโ€™re building Andi!

โœ–๏ธ The Problem

We all know search is broken, but it also has massive potential. Today, itโ€™s full of ads, misinformation and SEO spam. With AI-powered search and chatbots the problem will get even worse, because LLMs make things up and bury the sources, and a new era of sponsored answers threatens to destroy trust online.

What makes the web great is the high quality content that many producers spend hours researching, writing and creating. Google sells ads on their content without giving fair attribution or promotion. Now LLM-based chatbots give even less credit, or make sources up. Users have to spend more time fact-checking than searching.

โœ… Our Solution

With Andi, we want to make search 100x better. Weโ€™re building practical and helpful AI that is largely invisible to the user. We set a high bar on answer speed and accuracy and only show generated answers that have very high confidence. We focus on getting the building blocks like factual summaries and explanations right. We highlight and present rich information direct from sites rather than little snippets.

We make searching the web fun, interesting, and easy to understand. Our goal is to save you 15 - 20 mins by providing direct answers to questions, but only when they are right. Andi is ad free, private and anonymous, so you can feel safe online.

๐Ÿ™Œ Whatโ€™s New

๐Ÿ“ท Stunning visual results: Search is more interesting, fun and useful with visual results that highlight the beauty and richness of content online, and enhance search with the meaningful information they contain.

๐Ÿค“ Change your view: Change how you see results based on what you need or your mood - with an entertaining Feed, an info-packed Grid, or simple List views. Results take full-advantage of large screens.

โšก Summarization: Andi uses AI to select the best and most useful content from websites to display on results cards, generating short meaningful summaries for each. A Summarize button on every result gives you a short 200 word summary of the full content.

๐Ÿคฏ Explanations: Understand complex topics with an Explain button on each result card that explains the content like you're in school.

๐Ÿช„ Generate: Get factually grounded and accurate tutorials, overviews, reports or other written content using the Generate Text button.

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Asks

Try it now at andisearch.com.

If you like it, please share it with your friends! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

If you want to use it on mobile, download the Progressive Web App! Instructions here.

Please join our community onย Discord ๐Ÿ’™

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