Something about search technology has always intrigued me. I find the idea of obtaining fast, relevant and accurate results with the click of a button simply fascinating. So much so that I chose to found a company focused on building a world class search product.
Nextopia began with just one customer and one product — search. As we immersed ourselves in the eCommerce industry we were able to understand the voids in the market and began to help retailers increase conversions through search.
Our customers successes became our success.
Fast forward to the present and Nextopia has evolved into a complete eCommerce Acceleration Platform powering hundreds of websites. With search at our core, the platform now encompasses product recommendations and automated merchandising. Results from our engines are personalized on a 1:1 basis in real time helping our customers present the right products to their shoppers.
Today, I am excited to announce the next chapter in the growth of Nextopia and the platform. This new chapter will see continued investment and product innovation advancing our machine learning and AI and entering new markets like B2B. Today Nextopia becomes part of the Scaleworks family, equipped with the resources for continued advancement.
To say that I’m proud of what our team has built over the years is an understatement. As a bootstrapped company, Nextopia’s success is a result of the network that surrounds us – current employees, Nextopia alumni, our customers and valued partners whom have all had a tremendous role to play. A personal and special thank you to my mother, father and wife for their unparalleled support and encouragement throughout this journey. I step down as CEO today and pass the reigns to Peter Messana. I am excited to see the next phase of innovation, growth and market leadership unfold.