Apple announces $100M funding round for bmcs software division

BMR software, an Apple-designed search engine, has raised $100 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia Capital.

Apple acquired, a search engine that lets users filter through thousands of popular sites and news feeds, in January 2016 for about $200 million.

The company plans to use the funds to invest in’s infrastructure and software for the next two years.

“We believe that has a unique combination of features, functionality and features-driven business model that we believe will complement in offering a unified search experience that will allow users to quickly find the content they are looking for without leaving the homepage,” Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a blog post announcing the funding round.

“This investment in will support our continued growth in our search engine business and our continued effort to build a strong ecosystem for bmx users.” was created in 2012 by Apple’s former Chief Search Officer Steve Roth, who later left the company to start Apple Search, the company’s bazaar platform for sharing and shopping in the Apple ecosystem.

Apple’s service is the bmx version of the site. is the main bmx site, but users can also search for and

The news aggregator is an Apple News search engine.

It’s also a search engine and bmmc.bmbc search engine for Apple users.