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Navads

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2006
Navads founded as Nokia/Navteq (now HERE) agent
2012
  • Lex ten Veen appointed as new CEO, following a strategic reorientation
  • Upgraded from 'agent' to 'reseller' for the HERE platform, established relationship with TomTom
2013
First agreement signed with SME reseller
2014
  • Awarded multi-year global contract by BP
  • Insourcing of several previously outsourced services (e.g. data cleansing, parsing)
  • Navads becomes the first European integration partner for Apple
2015
Syndication agreement with MOZ, a leading SEO and internet marketing institute signed as SME reseller.
2016
  • Johan van Vulpen (founder of Greetz) appointed as Navads COO
  • Moved to the new Navads HeadQuarter located across the Rijksmuseum
  • Syndication agreement with SoLocal. The largest company providing digital marketing solutions in France
  • Awarded multi-year global Shell contract, the largest fuel retailer worldwide
  • Awarded FD Gazelle Award for one of the fastest growing tech companies in The Netherlands
2017
  • Highly scalable, reliable and state-of the-art platform launched
  • Upgraded Atlas with Reputation Management and Insights Management
  • Awarded with global contract for Total, one of the largest fuel retalers worldwide
  • Welcomed 5 new colleagues to our team
  • Hosted the Dutch Chapter for the LBMA in Amsterdam
  • Awarded with the Golden Medal for Location Data Management by Siinda
  • Awarded with the 24th place for fastest growing tech company by Deloitte

Navads offers local listings management for enterprise brands and media agencies who require their business listings to be optimized for search throughout the whole local search ecosystem. Through its data quality focused platform, Navads is the leading provider of location data to the databases that power the navigation and mapping industry. Navads’ mission is to provide an industry standard for location data quality and to be the global preferred supplier of POI data to all the mapmakers. Through years of experience in the location marketing domain, Navads has acquired strategic relationships with all the principal map development companies, including Google, TomTom, Apple and HERE.
Navads is trusted by over 500 companies and has published over 600.000 businesses on the map.

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