The Mocavo Mission
Mocavo was one of the twelve teams accepted in to Techstars Boulder 2011, and since graduating has set up office in beautiful, downtown Boulder. We're backed by a great group of angel investors, and we're excited about the products and features that we're developing right now.
Not only do we treat our employees well and offer equity in the company, but working at Mocavo offers the chance to take part in a company that will revolutionize the way that millions of Americans research and discover their family history. So far, our index contains over 5 billion names and records, and we're just getting started. Mocavo is already the largest free search engine in the industry, and now we're developing a package of products and applications to make the discovery even faster and more meaningful.
Since launching in March, we've created an amazing service, and our users absolutely love us. Mocavo is already a great vertical search engine, and now we're starting to develop tools to make the research of family history an open and collaborative experience.
So, you may be thinking, "why don't genealogists just use Google?" While Google is the go-to search engine for most of us on a daily basis, they only index about 5% of the web's genealogical content. That leaves millions and millions of pages out there with no way to be searched, indexed or researched by the people who want this content the most. Just like jobs on Indeed, or travel on Kayak, genealogy research is best on a vertical search engine.
Our current team has unparalleled experience in the market. Cliff Shaw has built three other genealogy companies, with three successful exits, and has been building large-scale, vertical search engines for nearly a decade. Our CTO, Richard Miller, built the number one Facebook app for connecting families while leading development projects for another genealogy startup. Our team is rounded out with design and development experience that spans government agencies, international brands, and massive product launches.
Life at Mocavo
We make sure that the team is taken care of in and out of the office. Mocavo offers employees the best medical, dental and vision coverage possible. We make sure that new employees are outfitted with a Macbook Pro, an Aeron Chair, a great Boulder view, and the best coffee in town. We love our products and have a blast creating them.