NearSt’s mission is to get people back into high street shops.

Founded 2015
16-50 employees
  • eCommerce
  • Retail & Convenience Stores
  • Technology Infrastructure
  • Headquarters address
    51 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB

    NearSt’s mission is to get people back into high street shops. Our retail tech platform makes shops’ in-store inventory data visible to the internet, so that anyone anywhere can see what’s in stock in their local shop.

    Companies like Google and Facebook use our technology to show live in-store inventory on their platforms to millions of shoppers searching nearby, sending online shoppers into physical stores.

    The world of retail is changing dramatically, and shoppers are going online to find products offline, locally more than ever. Our fast-growing tight-knit team of 25 share a common vision that what we’re building will define the future of how everyone shops - a vision that’s secured backing from some of the best names in retail as we lead this wave of transformation.

    You can hear our CEO talk about why we’re so excited about the future of the high street, and our plans for making NearSt a central part of it, in our Next Web Keynote.

    If you're excited about making a positive impact on our high streets, get in touch! We'd love to hear from you.

    What it's like here

    NearSt is a collaborative place, which means we work together and no one gets left behind. We value positive, open communication and see learning as an essential pillar of our collective growth as a company.

    At our Shoreditch HQ you’ll find music, food, plants, the occasional dog, and spaces for focussed and collaborative working. On Friday you’ll usually find us celebrating the week with a drink (or two!) as part of our weekly roundup too.

    We are all united in our enthusiasm for what the future of retail holds (hear our CEO talk about this during our keynote at The Next Web), and believe we have an incredible opportunity to make a massive positive impact on the world.

    • Semi-Remote Team 🌍 We work as a semi-remote team, where our Hoxton Square office is a hub for collaboration and team-oriented work and home is a place for deep focussed work. Each team sets their own schedule based on their own needs, and all new joiners get a budget to make sure their home is set up as a great space to work.

    • Tech and Software 💻 Whether you’re working at home or HQ, you’ll benefit from the latest MacBooks and freedom to suggest the software that will help you do your best work, rather than updating spreadsheets and waiting for apps to load.

    • Stock Options💰 Everyone should share a stake in our success, so if you’re a full time employee you’ll receive stock options when you join.

    • Wellness Budget 🧘 Stay at your best with a monthly wellness budget to spend as you please on things to keep you happy, healthy and well. Whether that’s on meditation apps, healthy food subscriptions, or gym memberships. If it keeps you well, it’s covered.

    • Mental Health Support 🌸 Taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health, so we provide professional and confidential support from the wonderful therapists at Spill, directly in Slack.

    • *Personal Growth *✨ Develop personally and professionally with an annual budget of £1000 for you to upskill in ways that suit your own learning style - whether through books, training courses, or attending events.

    • Mindset 💭 We cultivate an entrepreneurial can-do mindset; brilliant ideas can and must come from everywhere in the business and we have working groups and regular meeting to ensure these ideas find their way to fruition.

    • Purpose 🌟 Work among a team who genuinely want to make a massive positive difference in the world

    We're a fast-growing tight-knit team of 25 people who all share a common vision that what we’re building will define the future of how everyone shops. Startup life is always a lot of work and a ton of fun, so we’ve focussed hard on putting a great framework in place that lets people do their best work.

    Joining NearSt

    We think a great workplace is filled with all the diversity the world has to offer. This means we make no judgement about the things that make you, you - whether that be gender, religion, sexuality, race, or a secret love for 80s action films. If you’re excited by our mission, we’re excited to meet you!

    We're big on not not just talking the talk, but also walking the walk. That's why we use Applied for applications, which means we initially don’t ask for a CV and instead anonymously review answers to a set of questions. We do this as we believe in making recruitment as fair and de-biased as possible.

    Tech stack

    Node.js, React, Microservice architecture, Codeship CI, AWS Lambda, Serverless, AWS


    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    Pension plan

    Vacation and time off

    Work from home flexibility

    Personal development

    Tuition reimbursement
    Management training
    Job training

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Company activities
    Pet-friendly workplace
    Social impact
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    NearSt - Team night out down the pub.
    NearSt - Teams working at our dog friendly office.
    NearSt - Team breakfast.