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seekda GmbH
Type Research Spin-off
Founded 2009
Founder(s) Dieter Fensel [1] </br>Holger Lausen [2], CTO </br>Alexander Wahler, CEO </br> Michal Zaremba [3], CRO
Headquarters File:Flag of Austria.svg Innsbruck, Austria
Industry Internet , Computer Software </br> Research and Development
Products Web Services search engine </br> IT solutions for the eTourism
Employees 15 plus 8 outsourced

seekda is an Austrian spin-off company[1] that specializes in developing and marketing Web Services oriented products, particularly a Web based search engine allowing to locate public Web Services and innovative IT solutions for the eTourism sector.

seekda has been built on the results of the European Union funded DIP[2], and Austrian FIT-IT (German: Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH) RW2[3] projects. The company is itself a research spin-off of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI Innsbruck) at the University of Innsbruck. The corporate headquarters of seekda is located in Innsbruck, Austria.

The company developed the first global Web Service Search Engine based on focused crawling[4], allowing access to publicly available Web Services. seekda constantly crawls the Web for new Web Services and currently indexes and daily monitors over 27K public Web Services from more than 7K providers[5]. Company is launching its business product based on services for e-tourism industry: (1) Switch system providing with one profile the access to hundreds of hotels' room distribution channels and (2) Internet Booking Engine, which can be integrated with hotels' websites and is hosted as SaaS [6].


Research and development

The company is supported by local Austrian agencies (pre-seed funding):

The company is involved in several research projects in the European Seventh Framework Program:

The company is involved in one research Austrian FIT-IT funded project:

  • Service Detective[12]


  • The Winner of the Business Idea Contest at European Semantic Technology Conference (still using the initial Aleph name) [13]
  • Nominee in AdventureX business plan contest [14]


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