Building a world
without borders

From borders and bureaucracy to openness and simplicity. With Localyze, we’re reimagining how people move for work by bringing together seamless technology, transparency and unrivalled service. We believe in freeing talent from borders, so we’re building a centralised platform for a decentralised world. A world where companies can hire from everywhere — and people can work and live where they want to.

Meet the Localitos

We are as colourful as this photo and diversity is our middle name.

Our Mission

We've all been through the challenges of crossing borders and are truly passionate about changing that. Now, we want to make it easier for you!

Elsa is from Finland and has lived in the UK, Sweden, US, Canada, Japan and now Germany. Elsa speaks:
Hanna has lived in 9 countries and speaks German, English, Spanish, French, Italian and a little Danish
Ais lives in Kasachstan and speaks Russian, Kasakh, Turkish and English
Pedro grew up in Brazil, lives in Germany and speaks English, German, Portuguese and Spanish.
Lucy lives in Portugal and has previously lived in Germany, Australia, India and Israel.
Lucy speaks:
Claudia is currently living in Spain and Germany and has also lived in Ireland, Netherlands, UK & Australia. She speaks:

The Story behind Localyze

Curious about how it all started? Read our story below!

Where the idea sparked

Shanghai

5 years ago, CEO Hanna moved to China for work. The relocation wasn’t easy and almost brought her into trouble as she didn’t know that you had to register with the police upon arrival. She wondered if there was a way to make it easier for people to move for work... and the idea for Localyze was born!

Localyze was founded

Hamburg

Back in Hamburg, the three founders got to work. They had known each other for over 15 years and had all experienced the pain of relocating. As COO Lisa had relocated over 300 people through her role in HR, she knew what companies needed - and it all came together into what Localyze does today!

Bringing Localyze to the US

San Francisco

Half a year after founding Localyze, the company was accepted into Y Combinator - the mother of all accelerators. Localyze spent 6 months in Silicon Valley learning from the best and taking the first steps towards the international expansion.

Where we are today

Worldwide

Our mission is to build a role model for international teams operating across borders and help people move at ease, everywhere. We have relocated people from over 100 countries, and with our Localitos working across 15 countries, we are continuing to build our footprint across the globe.

The people backing us

We are backed by great investors, from Hamburg to San Francisco. Like us, they are truly international and know what it means to operate across borders.

Frontline Ventures

Frontline Ventures invest in ambitious seed-stage B2B startups in Europe & the US. Investments include Lattice & Greenhouse.

Y Combinator

Y Combinator is a US-based startup accelerator, used to launch companies like Stripe, Airbnb, Dropbox, Twitch, and Reddit.

Geraldine MacCarthy / Atomico

Geraldine MacCarthy, Chief Revenue Officer at Personio is investing through the Atomico Angels Programme.

Auxxo

Auxxo Investments is a group of business angels who believe in sustainable growth, positive impact & supporting female founders.

... and Angel backing

Localyze has business angels from different countries & industry backgrounds, who have built and scaled businesses before.