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Grepsr’s 2019 — A Year (and Decade) in Review

Time flies when you’re having fun

As we say goodbye to 2019, everyone here at Grepsr would like to wish our readers and valued customers a very Happy New Year 2020!

The new year not only marks the start of a new and exciting decade, but also the completion of another year of our successful partnership. And long may it continue!

Let’s take a look back at some of Grepsr’s highlights over the past year, and decade at large.

2019 — Another Exciting Year of Growth

Data Quality Report

As a DaaS company, the quality of our service is directly correlated to the quality of data that we’re able to provide to our customers. On our constant endeavor to ensure and maintain the highest standard in the industry, we rolled out a new feature on the Grepsr app platform in June.

The Data Quality Report makes it easy for users to assess their data and identify any issues. The various report components give an accurate overview of key crawl run metrics — report and data field fill rates, record and request counts, run time, etc. — while users are also alerted to possible inconsistency scenarios.

Data Quality Report in the Grepsr App

Read more about the Data Quality feature here.

Website Redesign

With our current website having remained largely untouched since its launch back in 2014, this year we felt it was due a much-needed makeover. As such, we’ve been collaborating with design studio Lollypop since October on a complete redesign of the Grepsr website.

We’re currently on the final stages of the redesign process, so we’re really excited to present it in the next few days and look forward to receiving any kind of feedback.

Stay tuned!

Team Growth

To keep up with the ever-increasing demand for high quality data from all over the web, and to continue providing the best, cost-effective, reliable and up-to-date service, we’ve been increasing our team each year. The past year saw our team grow from 18 to 22 full-time staff members, with additions to the data acquisition (3) and QA (1) teams.

We’re always on the lookout for talented individuals, so if you feel you’d be a good fit and are interested in joining our team, head over to our Careers page and stay informed of any openings.

Key Metrics

As we continue to grow as a company, here’s a quick look at some of our key metrics for 2019.

New Users

At the end of 2018, we were a little short of 30,000 users who had signed up for our service. With 10,660 new users having signed up in 2019, we’re extremely proud to have now crossed the 40,000 mark!

Here’s a monthly breakdown of new users for 2019:

Monthly new users breakdown for 2019.

Data Collection

As our clientele and the global demand for data continue to grow, we’ve scaled up the resources on our end, both in terms of the number of data acquisition specialists as well as our backend technologies in 2019. As a result, we’ve been able to achieve the following numbers:

We collected a total of 10,272,598,579 records in 2019, which translates to:

  • 856,049,882 per month
  • 28,534,996 per day
  • 1,188,958 per hour
  • 19,816 per minute
  • 330 per second

Notice also how we’ve been able to improve our overall efficiency with the low request-to-record ratio.


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2020 — What to Expect

We’ve got some major changes to get excited about in the new year, including:

App Redesign

With the website getting a long-overdue makeover, we feel it would only make sense to redesign the Grepsr app as well. Work has already started on this front, and we hope to able to launch the new version within the next couple of months.

New Features on Grepsr Realtime

This year we plan to make Grepsr Realtime much more user-friendly and intuitive to use.

A new feature, similar to Grepsr for Chrome where users are able to visually mark and tag data fields, is already in the works. The key difference here is that users will be able to load the website within the Realtime environment, and also set a proxy to simulate loading the website from any specific country.

We hope to roll this feature out within the first half of the year.

Move to New Location

New year, decade, website and app designs! And now we’re also moving the Grepsr HQ to a new location.

With the Grepsr team growing this past year, and with plans to rapidly add to the team in 2020, we’ve outgrown our current base in Naxal, which we’ve called home since 2014.

The new location is about 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) to the north, in Maharajgunj, and has 4000 sq. ft. of floor space compared to 1200 sq. ft. in our current location.

The interior designs are being finalized at the moment, and we hope to move around mid-March. Make sure to check out our media gallery where we’ll add new photos when we finally move.


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A Quick Look Back at the 2010s

The 2010s was a decade when big data really took off.

In late 2011, we realized there was a gap in the web data collection market. There were a few players around, but it was still a messy process. So co-founders Amit and Subrat decided to take a risk, and quit their full-time jobs to launch Grepsr in 2012.

Our main goal back then was to develop a space where everyone could quickly and easily access more, better data. We’ve not only grown in quantity (from 2 in 2012 to 22 today), but in the quality and scale of our service.

Our all-time stats show the magnitude of service we’ve been able to offer since Grepsr started operations.

Records & requests from 2012-2019.

We used a logarithmic scale above, instead of the usual linear, to accurately show our exponential year-on-year productivity growth.

New users in the 2010s.

While new users haven’t grown as exponentially over the years, we’ve been able to grow our userbase by a healthy amount. As mentioned earlier, we’ve now crossed the 40,000 mark for new sign-ups, and the number is increasing everyday.


As a service-based company, we’re always grateful to our customers for sticking with us and supporting us over the years. We look forward to continuing our partnership and being parts of each other’s success even more in the coming years.

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The entire Grepsr team wishes everyone a healthy, joyous and prosperous 2020!

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Big Data has become an internet buzz lately. Not a day goes by without a mention of Big Data in many articles published by media or tech companies around the world.

FIVE Essential Questions for Assessing your Big Data Deployment Readiness

Big Data isn’t just a big buzzword. Nor is it merely a business ritual. Ask yourself these 5 essential questions to know if you business is ready for data-driven transformation in the Big Data era

Seven Key Areas Where Big Data has Brought Big Transformations

As the volume, variety, and velocity of Big Data increases, so does its value and application. Today, there is a widespread use of Big Data, and the whole fabric of life has become increasingly data driven. Here is a brief review of 7 major areas which have gone through massive transformations driven by data: Business Business enterprises […]

Data Mining for Developing Business Intelligence

The growing use of digital technologies in every sphere of life has resulted in the rapid escalation of digital data. While digitization of the facilities of everyday use has given rise to datafication, the process of datafication has produced a byproduct known as big data, which is regarded as a new oil of the digital […]

How Grepsr Works: A Brief Introduction

Web crawling and data extraction services at Grepsr are simple, quick, hassle free and intuitive. We focus on providing top–quality services to our customers in the highly competitive rates. Our strong base–with cutting-edge technologies and advanced infrastructure–in Kathmandu and our maturing technical expertise in the area have helped us to compete with the top tire […]

11 Interesting Quotes about Data

These days, almost everybody—be it a casual technophile or a trailblazing technocrat—has something to say about the usefulness of data. Apparently, there is no area of human interest where you cannot achieve agility, efficiency, and better outcome by deploying data science. Business, astronomy, neuroscience and you name it. Data had never been generated with such […]

Big Data is Redefining News & Journalism

If digital data were something physical, it would have massively altered the shape of our world, probably, with new data mountains rising every hour. Whether you browse the web or flip pages of print media, you are sure to stumble upon some news about big data, all the while feeding the web with your digital […]

Data Mining: How Can Businesses Capitalize on Big Data?

In the recent years, data mining has become a prickly issue. The big controversies and clamors it has gathered in the political and business arenas suggest its importance in our time. No wonder, it is used as a household name in the business world. Data mining, in fact, is an inevitable consequence of all the technological innovations […]

Web Crawling Software or Web Crawling Service

Some people ask us if we are a “service” or a “software”. We simply tell them – we are a service, with killer software that runs behind the scenes! 🙂 Also, lot of our customers ask us, why go for a Web Crawling Service over a Web Crawling Software? The answer is pretty straight forward. […]

Managed Data Extraction Service

Grepsr is what we like to call, “Managed Data Extraction Service”. Here are some of the reasons why we call it “managed”: We let you focus on your business and use the data — worrying about technical details of extraction is our job, and we will do it for you. We let you describe your […]

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