DuckDuckGo vs StartPage detailed comparison as of 2021 - Slant
StartPage is owned by Surfboard Holding B.V., a privately held, independent Dutch company, run by Robert Beens, whose only activities are operating StartPage, Ixquick and StartMail. No 3rd party investors or venture capital behind it as far as I could find. StartPage (and Ixquick) generates income solely from advertising (Google Ads).
DA: 22 PA: 90 MOZ Rank: 91