Lucidworks, formerly known as Lucid Imagination, is an enterprise search technology company offering an application development platform, commercial support, consulting, training and value-add software for open source Apache Lucene and Apache Solr.

Lucidworks builds enterprise search solutions for some of the world’s largest brands. The company advanced search platform that provides the enterprise-grade capabilities needed to design, develop and deploy intelligent search apps at any scale.

Lucidworks was founded in 2007 by Grant Ingersoll, & Yonik Seeley and was publicly launched on January 26, 2009. The company was formerly known as Lucid Imagination and changed it's name to Lucidworks on August 8, 2012. Lucidworks is based in San Francisco, California with offices in Cambridge, England; Bengaluru, Karnataka, India and Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Lucidworks is shaping the future of digital experiences, AI, and machine learning by reimagining the power and value of cognitive search to create all-new, human-centered experiences.

Lucidworks helps companies deliver breakthrough search experiences that transform business and user engagement through an empowered, ambitious team. It also offers a search application, open-source software, big data, enterprise search, support, artificial intelligence, crawling, and search application.


Lucidworks operates primarily with a subscription-based business model with their Lucidworks Fusion platform for designing, building, and deploying big data applications. Lucidworks also offers subscriptions for the support, training, and integration services that help customers in using open source search software.


Lucidworks’ investors include Top Tier Capital Partners, Francisco Partners, Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, Silver Lake Waterman, & Walden International among others. The company raised $100M in it's latest funding of a "Series F" round on Aug 12, 2019. This brings Lucidworks' total funding to $209M to-date


Lucidworks was Named a Leader in Cognitive Search Evaluation by The Forrester Wave™ in Q2 2019. It was also the Finalist for the 2010 Red Herring 100 North America Award, as well as winner of InfoWorld 2017 Technology of the Year.



  • Year founded: 2007
  • Funding Info: $209M in 9 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series F)- Lucidworks has also acquired TwigKit on May 10, 2017!
  • Yearly Revenue: $50M- $100M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Valued at approx. $370M as of Aug 12, 2019
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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