‘At Sooqr I get the chance to make something great from something that wasn’t as good before. High performance.
Within the office - and company - there is absolutely nothing that simulates a corporate atmosphere. The development team is just a bunch of nerds put together, it’s great. And I actually have a voice at Sooqr.
There’s a lot of room for initiative and growth. At the moment we’re migrating to AWS, so that's pretty exciting!’
founder of Sooqr (47, Friesland - he’s technically Dutch)
‘Back in 2015, we kept stumbling upon the same problem: we just couldn't find what we were looking for on the interwebs. Simply because optimised onsite search wasn’t very much a ‘thing’ yet. So a new mission was born: to make site search awesome!
Not long after, the very first Sooqr Search engine was developed and live. And it worked so well, that the product quickly grew into a company.
In October ‘18 we moved from Hilversum to Utrecht and went from having just a few Troopers to a whole lot of them! Nowadays, with over 700 clients globally - with more joining daily and we’re getting out the word - necessity - of awesome, instant, relevant and above all affordable site search to more people, within e-commerce and beyond. Making onsite search even more awesome.’
A short history of Sooqr
Sooqr Search founded by Erik Keegstra
Launch of MySooqr 1.0
Team Size: 2
Rapid expansion in the Netherlands
Team Size: 3
#1 onsite search solution in the Netherlands
Team Size: 5
Albert Mombarg appointed as CEO
First seed funding
Started growth hacking
Moved to new office in Utrecht
Lotje, the office dog, joined
Team Size: 12
Migration to cloud (AWS)
Introducing MySooqr 2.0
Expansion of the Utrecht offices
Team Size: 24
More awesome stuff to come!
Content & Events Manager (31, England)
‘Although I’ve been living in The Netherlands for over 27 years - and I’m practically Dutch, working in an internationally diverse company brings me back to my roots.
At Sooqr there is a great mix of people and personalities.
I have a background in journalism, but this company has given me the opportunity to develop myself and grow into content - and digital marketing, too.’
Backend Developer & Data Specialist (29, Romania)
‘In my old corporate job, I was never excited. I needed a startup like Sooqr to get that sense of excitement back in my work!
Sooqr is the right mix - culture, fun people, a great vibe, ambition, industrial look & feel and just enough nerdiness and weird gadgets lying around.
Also, I get to grow on a personal and professional level: as we’re migrating to AWS and experimenting with AI, I get to become an expert in those fields too.’
Technical Support Manager (27, The Netherlands)
‘I’m an odd Trooper in the mix, as I’ve got a background - and Masters degree - in Applied Cognitive Psychology.
I came into Sooqr via an IT traineeship. I love to puzzle, and working in IT lets you earn an honest living with puzzling! At Sooqr we’re just a bunch of nerds put together - it’s great, the atmosphere is really casual, yet structured.
I help customers with all and any technical difficulties and do some frontend development at the same time...the best of both worlds!’