Cari Internet Sdn. Bhd. is a Malaysian company founded in 1996. It operates the eponymous website Cari.com.my, the country’s first search engine and web portal, and has been reported to be Malaysia’s largest internet forum. The word Cari means “search” in the Malay language.
Cari was founded by Liew Chew-Keat. It was unique for its early provision of trilingual services: English, Malay, and Chinese. After its founding, Cari grew to become one of the country’s top ten web portals, while maintaining tight control over costs. It received RM2.5 million (US$657,808) in venture capital funding from AKN.com in 2000 in exchange for a 15% stake, which was later transferred to Swansoft Technologies.
According to Alexa Internet’s rankings, cari.com.my was the 144th-most popular website among Malaysia’s 74.6% visitors in March 2018.