About NearSt

What we do

Hi! We're NearSt - a retail technology platform connecting the world’s in-store inventory to the web. Since 2015 we’ve been on a mission to unlock the massive opportunity currently hidden away in high street shops, and recently partnered with Google to connect in-store inventory directly into search at a massive scale. At our core, we believe it should be faster and easier to find something from a real shop nearby than ordering that same thing online.

The technology we’ve developed to make this possible, called NearLIVE, connects to any shop inventory system and turns raw stock into quality live inventory data, ready for the web. In doing so we’re providing a unique single view of exactly who stocks what, where, and when for other platforms and innovators to build on.

What we’re doing will fundamentally change the way we all shop. This is a world-sized problem that is immensely difficult to solve, so we’re looking for people who are deeply motivated by both the mission and the scale of this challenge, and who are driven by working alongside others who will push you hard to solve complex problems that many have failed at before.


Who we are

We're a tight-knit team of six who all share a common vision that what we’re building will define the future of how everyone shops.

Inside our Shoreditch office you’ll find music, food, plants, the occasional dog, inspiration we’ve found from the streets, and a can-do mindset in people who want to make a real difference in the world. On Friday you’ll usually find a few beers open as part of our weekly roundup too.

We’re a young company that’s making waves, as headline speakers at WIRED’s annual retail event, selected members of Google’s mentoring programme, and with backing from leading investors at True.Global and YYX Capital.

So come join us and see how you can truly impact the lives of millions of people every day.


Why you'd like it here

  • Choose your own tools
    People are what make us, and you need to have the tools that let you do your best work. So let us know what that is, and we can usually make it happen.
  • Flexible Wellness package
    We're a young company, but that doesn't mean we can't offer a flexible wellness package. Everyone at NearSt gets a budget each month to spend on anything that will keep them, happy, healthy and well. Simple!
  • Own your own success
    We're proud to offer stock options in the company to our full time team members, giving you a stake in your own success.
  • Core Hours
    Whether you're a morning-person or night-owl, we believe everyone has their own productivity cycle. We operate core hours of 10-4 when everyone needs to be in the office, so you can choose to start and finish early or late.
  • Awesome office at the heart of London's startup community
    High ceilings, loads of light, exposed brick, pallet furniture, healthy snacks, plenty of plants, tea and coffee on tap, all five minutes from Old Street station... startup cliches all over. Word on the street is we're in CityMapper's first ever office, and they've done alright.
  • Dog-friendly
    Don't want to keep Fluffles locked up at home alone? Bring him in! We're dog friendly for house-trained canine friends.
  • Build something meaningful
    We believe the future of retail lies in our high streets, and you'll see your work every day impacting the lives of shoppers and shopkeepers up and down the streets of London (and soon, further afield). We have the ability and responsibility to make an incredibly positive change in the world.

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