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Our Mission

Empower every company to create delightful Search & Discovery experiences.

When we started Algolia, we had a simple but challenging vision: create blazing fast, instant, and relevant search and discovery experiences. We extended this vision to deliver dynamic experiences that will enable businesses to quickly predict a visitor’s intent on their digital property (web, mobile, or other) in real-time, in a session, in the moment.

Our story began in 2012 with the idea of creating instant and relevant search and discovery experiences.

Put simply, we radically reduced the need for online visitors (using any web, mobile or voice device) to needlessly forage for information — by surfacing the desired information in as short a time as possible. Achieve this, and you win the hearts, minds and trust of your customers, and ultimately their wallets.

Using AI/ML, Algolia’s Search and Recommend APIs simplifies the ability to understand users’ intent so that it is possible to personalize experiences and offers — even from "first visit” and “first search.” This enables companies to move beyond content-based search to predictive, intent-based experiences. Importantly, it will enable online retailers to monetize new products, new visitors, and infrequent visitors like they have never been able to do before.

Millions of developers around the world use Algolia to unleash their content across their digital properties. They use Algolia because we are API-first. We unlock incredible flexibility. We build blazing fast speed into our APIs. And we provide backward compatibility. We do this because we know developers want to build cool things and innovate, not maintain and update APIs.

Under Armour, Lacoste, NBC Universal, Société Générale, Stripe, Slack, Medium, Zendesk and 10,000+ other companies use Algolia to build not just great search and discovery, but dynamic experiences that convert. We help their customers discover goods, offers, and content extremely quickly. So quickly, in fact, that they don’t go anywhere else.

Search, navigation and recommendations is so much more than simply a search box or a carousel serving up a page of results. It’s about delivering instant gratification. It’s about generating a maximum yield from any interaction in a very short time. It’s about reducing friction. When you surface the item that a person is seeking in milliseconds, you create satisfaction. And that turns into trust.

Today, Algolia powers 1.5 Trillion searches a year – that’s 6 times more than Microsoft Bing, 16 times more than Yahoo, and 50 times more than DuckDuckGo (indeed 4 times more than Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Baidu and Yandex combined). Our amazing technology is used by one in eight online users.

That’s a lot of searches!

Five core values

Before Nicolas & Julien created Algolia, they sat down and thought not only about what kind of product they wanted to build, but what kind of business they wanted to build. Two engineers with experience in companies big & small, private & public, they defined their values in order to bring out the best in our team members.

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We thrive outside of our comfort zone, pushing ourselves to go ever further. We think long-term and constantly strive to be better, even if things don’t always go as expected.


We trust each other just as we trust our users. We earn that trust by listening to each other, following through with our commitments and keeping our words. We excercice transparency within the company, our customers and our community


We want the best for our customers, community & colleagues. We go above and beyond to make sure they are happy. We have each other’s backs and help one another succeed.


We are open and honest. We give each other praise and cristicism because we want to challenge each other and help one another grow.


We want our teammates to succeed as much as we do ourselves. We believe each team member is as important as the other and we approach each new challenge knowing that we may not have all the answers.

  • Algolia’s social impact

    Free search for non-profit organizations, diversity and inclusion, environment and sustainability…

  • Equality Index Results

    Algolia’s score on the Female-Male Equality Index in France for the 2020 year was 83 out of 100.

Offices all over the world

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San Francisco

301 Howard St, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

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New York City

450 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013

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The Space, Liverpool Street Ltd. 14 New Street, London, EC2M 4HE

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Parter, Strada Nicolae Filipescu 39-41, București 020961, Romania

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