Since its establishment in 2015, Oxylabs has been on a remarkable journey, transforming the public web data collection industry. Their constant innovation, extensive patent portfolio, and focus on ethics have allowed Oxylabs to become a global leader in the web intelligence industry and forge close ties with dozens of Fortune Global 500 companies. This blog post delves into the company’s work and its recent recognition – being shortlisted as a Tech Company of the Year in the Medium Companies category by the prestigious UK Business Tech Awards.
“We are thrilled and honored to have been named a Tech Company of the Year finalist. This recognition validates our commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, and we are incredibly proud of our talented teams’ hard work and dedication. It is a testament to their efforts in consistently providing top-quality services and solutions. This achievement reinforces our position as a leading force in the industry and motivates us to continue pushing the boundaries of web intelligence acquisition,” – Julius Černiauskas, CEO of Oxylabs.
In the digital age, information is the most critical asset for a competitive business. Oxylabs is at the forefront of web intelligence acquisition, providing access to public web data on a large scale. Oxylabs offers out-of-the-box solutions, including Scraper APIs and the world’s largest ethical proxy network boasting over 102 million IP addresses, serving more than 2000 clients globally, with a substantial number based in the UK. These powerful tools have revolutionized how businesses and institutions access web intelligence, creating new business models and driving data-driven decision-making.
Constant innovation efforts that are of utmost importance at Oxylabs led to the issuance of dozens of new patents in Europe and the US. Oxylabs pioneered the implementations of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies into public web data gathering processes, allowing their customers to always outrun their competition. In early 2023, Oxylabs rebranded their primary data collection tool as “Web Unblocker,” an AI and ML-powered solution with updated models for even better results.
Commitment to ethical practices
Oxylabs places a significant emphasis on setting industry standards and invests time and effort in educating the industry and its clients on the principles of ethical web scraping. Strict policies are implemented concerning gathering public web data, and the highest standards of business ethics guide all operations. We firmly believe that through responsible practices, we can positively impact the world while providing top-quality services to our clients.
- Supporting academic and public sectors
In 2022 Oxylabs launched a global initiative, “Project 4β,” dedicated to providing academic institutions, researchers, NGOs, NPOs, and other organizations working towards public good with vital web data gathering infrastructure and knowledge. Oxylabs has partnered with students and professors from esteemed academic institutions, such as the University of Michigan, the University of East London, London’s Global University (UCL), Northwestern University, and many more.
- Promoting industry-wide ethical standards
To educate business leaders and the tech community in general, Oxylabs has partnered with the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) and, together with other prominent DaaS companies, created the Ethical Web Data Collection Initiative, aiming to foster public trust in the web data collection industry by promoting ethical data gathering practices, transparency and responsible data usage.
Once again, Oxylabs is grateful for the recognition as Tech Company of the Year finalist. It’s a testament to the company’s relentless pursuit of innovation, commitment to ethical principles, and dedication to making a positive impact in society. Oxylabs remains focused on delivering cutting-edge web intelligence solutions and exceptional customer support while adhering to the highest industry standards.