Findwise Marks Meltwater’s Sixth Strategic Technology Acquisition in Five Years
San Francisco, February 19, 2014 – Meltwater, the leading provider of online intelligence solutions delivering big data insights, and Findwise AB, an award winning Swedish search consultancy, today announce Meltwater’s acquisition of the Findwise subsidiary Findwise Search Center of Excellence AB. The acquisition, Meltwater’s sixth in five years, aims to strengthen the company’s engineering organization with the development of a global R&D center. The acquisition brings 16 new employees and solidifies Gothenburg as the 7th R&D center in Meltwater’s global network.
The acquired Findwise team will be central in Meltwater’s development of innovative big data software infrastructure projects. Meltwater’s acquisition further cements its commitment to innovation in big data and actionable business insights. The combined work of the Meltwater and Findwise team will advance the company’s competitive market position and accelerate new product time-to-market. The fruits of these efforts will be recognized through a series of product releases in 2014.
“The Findwise team’s unique mix of knowledge in how to combine search, text and big data analytics is world class and is matching anything we have seen anywhere else,” comments Jorn Lyseggen, Meltwater CEO and Founder. “With the added talent from Findwise, Meltwater will accelerate it’s move into big data and help companies and decision makers benefit from the wealth of insights buried in all the data on the Internet.”
“Meltwater has consistently pushed the limits of big data and its ability to deliver valuable business insights, and our team was a perfect match for their team’s drive to develop innovative technology,” says Bengt Rodung, partner at Findwise. “The deal is solid proof of Findwise’s position as one of the leaders in innovative search technology. We will continue to grow our consultancy practice which is our core business, and currently consists of another 80+ employees with equivalent skills and experience.”
Meltwater will put the new talent to good use accelerating the pace of its product development in 2014. The newly acquired team of 16 join Meltwater in its office in Gothenburg, Sweden. This office becomes the company’s 7th R&D center with other centers already established in San Francisco, New Hampshire, Budapest, Berlin, Stockholm and Bangalore.
Meltwater helps businesses drive growth and build brands. Meltwater’s online intelligence platform analyzes billions of digital documents daily to extract precise, timely business insights that help more than 20,000 companies understand their markets, engage their customers, and master the new social business environment. With offices in 27 countries, Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on local expertise. Meltwater also operates the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing future generations of entrepreneurs. Follow Meltwater on Twitter, Meltwater on Facebook, Meltwater on LinkedIn, Meltwater on YouTube or visit www.meltwater.com.
Findwise is a growing and award-winning consultancy helping companies make knowledgeable decisions easier. With 100+ employees at offices in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Poland and Australia, Findwise creates search-driven findability solutions for intranets, web, e-commerce and applications. Visit www.findwise.com for more information.
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