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OLX, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Classifieds
Founded March 2006
Founder(s) Alec Oxenford, Fabrice Grinda
Employees approx. 1000[citation needed]
Parent Naspers

OLX (short for online exchange) operates local online classifieds marketplaces accessible through the internet and through native apps on mobile phones. OLX operates in 40+ local countries with offices and local operations in Brazil, Argentina, India, Indonesia, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Switzerland, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Thailand, Philippines, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and others.

Originally founded in March 2006 by Internet entrepreneurs Fabrice Grinda and Alec Oxenford, OLX is now owned by global media and digital company Naspers.


  • In March 2006, OLX was founded and opened offices in New York City and Buenos Aires.
  • In August 2009, OLX was named a good competitor to Craigslist in the United States by TechCrunch.[1]
  • In December 2009, OLX Inc. was named a rival to Craigslist by BusinessWeek.[2]
  • In 2010, Naspers acquired majority stake in OLX.[3]
  • In September 2012, Portugal online classified service coisas.com was rebranded as OLX.pt.
  • In December 2013, Switzerland online classified service ricardolino.ch was rebranded as OLX.ch.
  • In March 2014, Philippines online classified service Sulit.com.ph was rebranded as Olx.ph.
  • In March 2014, Thailand online classified service dealfish.co.th was rebranded as OLX.co.th.
  • In April 2014, Poland online classified service tablica.pl was rebranded as OLX.pl.
  • In April 2014, Hungary online classified service aprod.hu was rebranded as OLX.hu.
  • In April 2014, Bulgaria online classified service prodavalnik.com was rebranded as OLX.bg.
  • In April 2014, Romania online classified service mercador.ro was rebranded as OLX.ro.
  • In May 2014, Indonesian online classified service Tokobagus.com was rebranded as OLX.co.id.

Local OLX Sites[edit]