Two years after its launch, Kagi, the pay-per-use search engine is profitable.

We are also thrilled to report that we have achieved profitability. This significant milestone is a testament to our sustainable growth and fiscal responsibility. It demonstrates that our approach of offering a premium, ad-free search experience resonates with users who support a service aligning with their values. Becoming profitable allows us to reinvest in the business, further enhancing our offerings and ensuring that we can continue to provide a top-notch search experience.

This is a remarkable achievement. Two years ago, only a few would have bet on its sustainability. I’ve tried Kagi’s free tier with good results, but not as much as I would like. It’s not my default search engine—not yet, at least.

Over time, I’ve switched from free (as in “you, the user, are the product we sell”) to paid services. Years ago, I dropped Gmail and switched to Fastmail, and I could never imagine going back. I’m good with paying for excellent critical services. My data and I are not the product, and I’m invested in them staying around long-term.