Algolia is a French startup company offering a web search product through a SaaS (software as a service) model.
Algolia is the leading Search & Discovery API for websites and mobile apps. It helps the most innovative companies across e-commerce, media and SaaS industries create powerful, relevant and scalable discovery experiences for their users.
Algolia was Founded in 2012 by Nicolas Dessaigne, Julien Lemoine. The team is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Paris, London, New York, Atlanta, & London.
The Algolia model provides search as a service, offering web search across a client's website using an externally hosted search engine. Although in-site search has long been available from general web search providers such as Google, this is typically done as a subset of general web searching.
Algolia's product only indexes their clients' sites and so the search task is far simpler. Data for the client site is pushed from the client to Algolia via a RESTful JSON API, then the search box is added simply to the client's web pages. The company has over 3,000 customers in 100 countries.
Algolia serves roughly 8000 customers, handling 70 billion user queries per month. Its with two data centres in Europe and the US, Algolia opened a third centre in Singapore in March 2014, and as of 2016, claimed to be present in 47 locations across 15 worldwide regions.
Algolia's investors include Accel Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Aglaé Ventures, Point Nine Capital, & Storm Ventures among others. The company raised $110M from a latest "Series C" finacing on Oct 15, 2019. The round brings Algolia's total funding to $184.3M to date. Algolia has also acquired SeaUrchin.IO on Mar 14, 2018.