The founding story behind GeoPostcodes
Humble beginnings: addressing postcode data needs
In 2009, serial tech entrepreneur François Lemmens founded GeoPostcodes on a simple premise: while it’s quite straightforward for a business to find and integrate postal information for a couple of countries into its systems, the task quickly spins out of control as more countries are added. Every country comes with its own postal system, languages, and administrative intricacies. In addition, most regions of the world suffer from data accessibility and quality issues.
In the early days of GeoPostcodes, our founder was frequently obliged to resort to a rather vintage approach, traveling to remote locations to retrieve postal databases on CD-ROM.