Lucid Imagination Raises $6 Million for Open Source Search Support

Lucid Imagination, a startup in Newton Highlands, MA, that specializes in support and services for the open-source search technologies Lucene and Solr, has collected $6 million out of a $7.5 million Series A financing round, according to a report yesterday in Private Equity Hub.

Lucid’s Series A investors include Granite Ventures and Walden International, both of which are headquartered in San Francisco.

Lucene is an open source-search library originally developed by Yahoo software engineer Doug Cutting, and Solr is an open-source search server program. Both are managed by the Apache Software Foundation. Lucid Imagination provides training, consulting, and additional software around the technologies—just as Red Hat does for the open-source Linux operating system and as Andover, MA-based Acquia does for the open-source Drupal content management system.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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