The whole web with just one click

At Cliqz, a team of data scientists, designers and developers work on the world’s first browser with an integrated search engine. Searching directly in the browser means seamless web navigation without detours to the usual search engine results pages. Users reach their destination directly, quickly and securely with just one click, completely preserving their privacy.

Cliqz is also the first intelligent browser, an “intelligence” gleaned from users themselves. This is based on the “Human Web”, a unique data technology that generates anonymous statistics on search entries and website visits by the user community. The Cliqz search engine uses this data to assess the relevance and security of websites. The Cliqz search algorithm ranks human judgement and the “wisdom of the masses” higher than technical website analysis.

Cliqz also advocates responsible use of personal data. “Privacy-by-Design” makes it technically impossible to assign a profile to a user. User-related data on searches and website visits remains where it belongs: on the user’s device and in the user’s possession. Hubert Burda Media has held the majority stake in Cliqz since 2013.

Managing director

Jean-Paul Schmetz has worked for Hubert Burda Media for a long time in roles such as Chief Technology Officer of Burda and CEO of Burda Digital. As Chief Scientist at Hubert Burda Media, he drives digital transformation forward. He is convinced that merging data, searches and browsers can reconfigure the internet in the interests of users.

Jean-Paul Schmetz has worked for Hubert Burda Media for a long time in roles such as Chief Technology Officer of Burda and CEO of Burda Digital. As Chief Scientist at Hubert Burda Media, he drives digital transformation forward. He is convinced that merging data, searches and browsers can reconfigure the internet in the interests of users.

Managing director

Before joining the Cliqz management board, Dr Marc Al-Hames managed company development for TOMORROW FOCUS AG and was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. A Doctor of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and a graduate of TU Munich, he firmly believes that data should work for internet users, not the other way round.

Before joining the Cliqz management board, Dr Marc Al-Hames managed company development for TOMORROW FOCUS AG and was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. A Doctor of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and a graduate of TU Munich, he firmly believes that data should work for internet users, not the other way round.

Facts
Company Cliqz GmbH
Managing directors Jean-Paul Schmetz, Dr Marc Al-Hames
Headquarters Munich
Team Approx. 130 employees from all over the world
Founded 2008 by Jean-Paul Schmetz
Active users Approx. 1.2 million (early 2016)
Browsers Cliqz for Windows (beta), Cliqz for Mac (beta), Cliqz for Android (alpha), Cliqz for iOS (alpha)
Extensions Cliqz for Firefox
Contact info@cliqz.com
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Managing director

Jean-Paul Schmetz has worked for Hubert Burda Media for a long time in roles such as Chief Technology Officer of Burda and CEO of Burda Digital. As Chief Scientist at Hubert Burda Media, he drives digital transformation forward. He is convinced that merging data, searches and browsers can reconfigure the internet in the interests of users.

Managing director

Before joining the Cliqz management board, Dr Marc Al-Hames managed company development for TOMORROW FOCUS AG and was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. A Doctor of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and a graduate of TU Munich, he firmly believes that data should work for internet users, not the other way round.