Company Information & History
7442 MR Nijverdal
Chamber of Commerce Twente, registration number: 6088480
In 1998, the then eighteen-year-old Jan-Willem Tusveld launched search engine Vinden.nl. In 2000, he sold half the
shares to investment company Reggeborgh. A year later Reggeborgh made the decision to sell its stake in Vinden.nl to
Quote Media, which led to Tusveld moving to Quote Media in Amsterdam. On April 1, 2002 the search engine Zoeken.nl was
launched. Shortly thereafter Tusveld, together with the investment company Orbys from Holten, took over the search
engines Vinden.nl and Zoeken.nl from Quote Media.
In recent years Vinden.nl has gone fully international under various other names. It is currently active in almost every
country. New features are continuously being added to Vinden.nl. At present there is not only the possibility to search
for images and videos, but also for news and clothing. In addition, it is also possible to search the telephone
2002: launch of Zoeken
Zoeken.nl is the second brand of Vinden B.V., which makes use of the same technique. Additionally Zoeken.nl provides
vertical search capabilities for images, phone numbers, videos, cars, houses and fashion.
2004: launch of iZito
iZito® is the international brand name for the search engine services of Vinden B.V. iZito is now worldwide and active
in over 40 countries with a local version of these services.
2005: launch of ZapMeta
ZapMeta® is the second international brand name for the search engine services of Vinden B.V. ZapMeta is now worldwide
and active in over 40 countries with a local version of these services.
For more information about ZapMeta and the parent company Visymo visit