We’re on a Mission

To enable every organization to build smart search and discover experiences.  

About Sajari

Sajari was born out of the frustration of using keyword search while performing academic research. It’s not just academic searches that disappoint; most site search falls well-below the standards that Google and Amazon have set.

Legacy commercial and open source solutions are built on the same 20-year old platform, and machine learning — if it’s included — is an afterthought. We built Sajari from the ground up with machine learning at the core. Sajari eliminates the need for specialist search engineers, giving all developers the tools they need to create smart search solutions in days instead of months.

Thousands of sites around the world are using Sajari to implement hyper-relevant search that delivers results to their bottom line.

More than
sites running Sajari search
We serve
search queries per day
Made with ❤️ in
5 cities


Hamish Ogilvy

co-founder and cEo
David Howden

Dave Howden

co-founder and Chief Engineer

Jens Schumacher

Chief product officer
Joe Ayyoub

Joe Ayyoub

Chief revenue officer

Investors & advisors

Paul Maritz


Paul Maritz

Hugh Williams


Hugh E. Williams

Justin Stepka


Justen Stepka

Ben Naftzger


Ben Naftzger

Sajari search engine architecture
Custom search

A modern search platform

Most search solutions are built on 20+ year old technology. We built Sajari from the ground up with cloud-native tooling to deliver exceptional performance and world-class features.
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Open source

Sajari is a proprietary, hosted search solution, but we ❤️ open source and support many open source projects through our contributions. Check out some of our projects.
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Sajari team
Join the team


We're on a mission to help every organization build smart search experiences. We have teams in the US and Australia. And yes, we're remote friendly! If that sounds interesting to you, have a look at our open roles.
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