Industry Software
Information Technology
Search Engines
Genre Search and index
Founded January 2012
Headquarters San Francisco, California
Area served
Key people
Matt Riley (CEO)
Quin Hoxie (CTO)
Products Site Search
App Search
Enterprise Search
Number of employees
Parent Elastic
Website www.swiftype.com
Footnotes / references

Swiftype is a search and index company based in San Francisco, CA, that provides search software for organizations, websites, and computer programs.

In 2017, Swiftype was acquired by Elasticsearch BV.


Swiftype was founded in 2012 by Matt Riley and Quin Hoxie.[1] The company participated in Y Combinator’s incubator program and received investment from a number of prominent sources.[2]

In September 2013, Swiftype obtained Series A funding from New Enterprise Associates (NEA).[3] In March 2015. Swiftype raised an additional $15 million in Series B funding led by NEA.[4]

Swiftype's site search can be used for faceted search, full text search, real-time search, and concept search queries. The company's plans offer on-demand and live recrawls and indexing of websites. Other features include drag and drop result customization, real-time analytics and adjustable weights.[5]

In February 2017, Swiftype introduced a search service to help organizations with data across different services like G Suite, Office 365, and Dropbox.[6]

In November 2017, Swiftype was acquired by Elasticsearch BV.[7]

In May 2018, Swiftype introduced Elastic App Search Service, a new search product for developers.[8]


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