Me.me, a meme search engine, has raised $1.5 million in funding. The investors included Arjun Sethi from The Social+Capital Partnership, Peter Rojas from Betaworks Ventures, Danhua Capital and Mirarmar Ventures.Memes are steadily growing in greater and greater popularity. At the start of 2016 the death of a mountain gorilla, called Harambe, at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden sparked a huge meme movement. According to Google Trends, memes overall growth over the last 10 years shows no signs of decelerating. Others have hinted that memes shaped the outcome of the US election that Donald J. Trump won.“Memes are very rich pieces of media,” Walker continues, “So we use data science and computer vision to make sense of the over millions of memes being found daily. As a result, we’re starting to be able to plot trends and make predictions of future memes.”
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