About our team

We started Prefixbox in 2014 as a passion project, which quickly evolved into the full-blown business we have today.

Istvan, the CEO and founder of Prefixbox, always had a goal of starting a business and while working on Bing at Microsoft, he realized most webshops didn’t optimize their autocomplete. He knew he could help them sell more products in an easy and effective way. He gathered some like-minded people and thus, Prefixbox was born.

We started as an Autocomplete company, but after entering the market we quickly realized that autocomplete wasn’t the root of the problem, search was. We decided to combat this and grew to be the full search provider we are today. Along our journey, we realized that search is one of the most important features in the online retail domain, so we were inspired to build a product search engine. Now we exist to help people find the products they want to buy.

We believe search is an integral part of an eCommerce store that currently isn’t given the attention it deserves. We strive to bring awareness to the power of search and educate the eCommerce industry on the problems a great search can solve.

We understand that every webshop has unique needs; so we offer our products independently. This way everyone can pick the solution that fits their needs.

Our mission is to develop the best product search available to online stores of all sizes. We are democratizing eCommerce search!

We are continually learning from our customers. We listen to their concerns and depend on their feedback to inspire our new products and features. We strive to provide the best solutions for whatever current problems the eCommerce industry is facing.

We believe in continuous learning and so does our product!

So, who are the people behind the company?

We’re a young team. We embrace changes and love being challenged to innovate. Our experience combined with our spirit of determination makes us unstoppable.

Istvan Simon, our founder CEO, brought his dream to life. After studying computer science in university he worked for a consulting company where he learned how important techonology is for businesses. Years later he moved to London to work on Bing for Microsoft where he was inspired to start Prefixbox. With more than 13 years of tech experience, he brings the ground breaking ideas that make Prefixbox so innovative.

Akos Porcs- Makkay, our CTO, also hails from Microsoft where he excelled in advising businesses on how best to leverage and implement technology. As a Microsoft consultant for more than 10 years he became an expert in technology, management, and the strategic ways companies can leverage technology. His comprehensive tech and consulting experience bring a unique outlook to the support we provide for our customers.

Peter Balogh, the founder of NNG, is our advisor and investor. His experience building a multi-million dollar tech company with more than 1,000 employees provided him with invaluable insight he kindly passes on to us. After selling NNG he became a start-up advisor and now works with more than 10 companies. His previous start-up success and ongoing guidance help us navigate through this exciting journey.

Our core team

We believe that our team, our technology and our collaboration will deliver tremendous added value to your company.

István Simon


János Szabados

Head of Sales

Sakhi Ganeriwala

Business Development Partner, UK

Peter Balogh

Business Advisor

Dávid Kiss

Head of Customer Success

Ákos Porcs-Makkay


Paige Tyrrell

Marketing Manager

András Szatmári

Software Architect

Béla Orosz (Skippy)

Software Architect

György Jánosi

Senior Software Engineer

Alex Király

Senior Software Engineer

Norbert Szoboszlai

Software Engineer