Quixey plans to open a new office in Tel Aviv, Israel. Following its recent $50 million Series C funding round, the company aims to recruit aggressively and continue to provide the most intuitive app search and discovery solutions worldwide.
Quixey, The Search Engine for Apps, today announced its plans to open a new office in Tel Aviv, Israel, expanding its international presence and bringing in deeper talent to focus on refining its search capabilities. Following its recent $50M Series C funding round, the company aims to recruit aggressively and continue to provide the most intuitive app search and discovery solutions worldwide.
Quixey founder and CEO Tomer Kagan, an Israeli native, along with other Quixey engineering leaders, are in Tel Aviv this week to begin the vetting and interview process. The action plan is to assemble a team of key engineering talent that will work in constant coordination with Quixey’s core team in Mountain View, CA. By the end of 2014, the office will grow to 15-20 employees.
“Israel is home to some of the most dedicated, hard-working engineers in the world,” said Kagan. “Their work ethic, combined with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, make for a very enticing talent pool. We’re excited to build a new team in Israel that will support and improve our core focus on search, bringing users the functionality they need from their devices.”
In addition to its recent Series C round, this announcement comes on the heels of the company’s first consumer-facing product availability: Quixey on Android. As the focus of search continues to shift towards mobile, Quixey aims to provide comprehensive solutions that benefit users, manufacturers, carriers, browsers, and developers alike. Quixey’s office in Israel will serve as a research and development center to improve upon the company’s status as the market leader in app search.
Quixey is The Search Engine for Apps—searching mobile, desktop, web, and browser apps. Quixey invented a new type of search, Functional Search™, that allows users to find apps by searching for what they want to do. Quixey partners with major app stores, search engines, manufacturers, carriers and web platforms to power app search globally, while the Quixey mobile app brings the power of Functional Search direct to consumers. Quixey also provides Sponsored Apps, allowing apps to target users at the point of discovery.
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