Nestoria is a search engine for real estate, operating in eight countries. We partner with major media brands to create the simplest way to search sales and rental listings. Over three million people use Nestoria every month to find their next home.
is our regular event focused on all aspects of geoinnovation.
If you are in London and enjoy playing with geodata (and then talking
about it over beers), we look forward to seeing you at the next
theme across our businesses is aggregating and manipulating
large volumes of data, particularly data with a geographic
aspect. On the business side we strive to build stable,
long-term relationships with our partners.
We believe in saying what we'll do, then
Lokku started in 2006. The business was founded
Etxebeste and Ed
Freyfogle two internet veterans who had met while
previously working together at Yahoo! Europe. We've been
fortunate to put together a great team of like-minded folks to
help us on the way. The best way to stay up to date on our progress
is to read our blog.
Ed Freyfogle on day one at the Lokku office, April 2006
From the first day our focus has been on creating
compelling digital services that put the consumer first, while
also winning the trust and long-term commitment of our
clients. Today we're proud to say that our international team
works closely with many of the world's major media brands
(rest assured though we're also proud to work with some
We regularly attend, sponsor and speak at various tech events.
You can find the slides of our
talks over on
We're always on the hunt for more
opportunities, please get in touch if you see potential for
collaboration. If building digital businesses sounds like
fun, we are hiring.
Lokku is privately held. Like all UK companies you can check
out our numbers
All positions are, unless stated otherwise, based in our Clerkenwell office (central London).
Umm, I don't match those positions exactly, but I'm still smart. Surely you need bizdev, sales, marketing, usability, PR, janitorial, financial and lawyer type people as well. Can I join?
Yes, we need you too, but first we need the positions listed above. We're always interested in finding out about smart, motivated people. Dash us a note and let us know why you're the one.
Who will I be working with?
We're an international team of 20 people. Some are hardend and calloused internet veterans. Others are fresh-faced youths looking to make their mark on the digital world. Either way we focus on building cool services that people enjoy, while also making us money.
Our goal is not to be 100+ employees. We want to keep it small and fun, which means that everyone needs to be a superstar. We promise people here three things: you will work hard, you will learn a lot, and you will share in the rewards.
That's cool, but is that all?
Hell no, that's not all! Besides good people (which honestly is the most important perk you can have at any company) we also offer:
the stability of a profitable business, combined
with the relaxed atmosphere of a start-up
an international team taking on a diverse set of
regular and significant investment in employee training
great office in central location, budget to decorate your desk
secure bike parking and shower
weekly "tech" talks from internal and external speakers
staff referral bonus
team events which are actually good - not where you have to pretend to enjoy yourself
Okay, I'm interested. What's the process from here?
Send us a CV, we'll file it in our system,
maybe in three
months someone will get in touch for a phone interview; that
person may then refer you to someone else who will phone
interview you without having read your CV; there will be a lot
of confusion and starts and stops and you won't have any
overview of the process. Wait! Sorry, we forgot, we're not one
of the big internet companies. Here's how it works: you send us
a CV, tell us which position you're interested in, and we'll get
back to you quickly with more details if we believe you are a
Be aware - especially for permanent positions,
our process is
exhaustive. We do not hire many people. We accomplish a lot with
few people (see
on this by Ed given at UK ScaleCamp in Dec. 2009) so we need
to ensure you're the right match for us. We'll ask you to
complete written tests, take part in multiple interviews, and
even to spend a day working with us. Don't be put off - we want
to ensure you will thrive at Lokku.
No agencies please. We never respond.
All applications will be treated confidentially.
We look forward to hearing from you, just shoot us an email with your CV to verticalsearchismyfuture(at)lokku.com or the position specific address specified on the job posting.
Since we started our business in 2006 our core asset has
always been our team. Some of us are savvy digital veterans, others
have gained their first experience in the online business
world here at Lokku. A diverse and international bunch, some of
bring their skills to Lokku full-time, others part-time, and
many use a paid Lokku internship as a chance to explore life
at a start-up.
Post-Lokku team members have gone on to finish their degrees,
move into academia, found their own start-ups, travel the
world, experience the pain of big internet company life first hand,
or just try something different. All have left with
detailed knowledge of a profitable internet business from the
Lokku summer event, July 2008
If you are a Lokku alumni please make sure you join the private
Facebook group where we send out details of all team
events (and post embarassing pictures) to which alumni are
gladly invited. We look forward to seeing you at the next one
and toasting your post-Lokku successes!
Interested in being a part of it - working hard, learning a
lot, and building something you can be proud of? We're
always on the hunt for new team members.
Lokku summer event, July 2010
We're based at
Unit 1, 82 Clerkenwell Road
London EC1M 5RF