Acquired by on January 6, 2014
Total Equity Funding
$9M in 2 Rounds from 4 Investors
New York, New York
Sense Networks offers MacroSense®, a technology platform for analyzing vast amount of mobile location data.
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Machine Learning, Advertising, Analytics, Location Based Services, Predictive Analytics

Company Details


Sense Networks applies big science to mobile location data for predictive analytics in advertising.

The company’s technology platform, MacroSense®, builds proprietary mobile user profiles which incorporate over 1,000 behavioral attributes that are extracted from location data. MacroSense receives streaming location data from mobile phones in real-time, processes the data in the context of billions of historical data points, and analyzes it to better understand human activity and apply the insights to mobile advertising.

MacroSense currently processes 170 billion location points per month into profiles. More than any company other than Google or Facebook.

Sense’s AdMatch™ real-time bidding ad platform targets and serves the ads through mobile ad exchanges, acting as a Demand Side Platform (DSP) with brand and agency clients. The integration of rich MacroSense profiles provides a built in Data Management Platform (DMP) to deliver extremely sophisticated and effective mobile ad targeting “beyond place.”

Sense Networks was founded in 2003 and incorporated in early 2006. The founding team is composed of top computer scientists from MIT and Columbia University.

Sense Networks won the 2009 AlwaysOn OnMedia Top 100 Award, was named by Gartner as one of its 2009 Cool Vendors in Context-Aware Computing, and was proclaimed one of “The World’s Most Intriguing Startups” by Business Week. CEO David Petersen has been featured by Forbes magazine in their series of Forbes Insights profiles of Thought Leaders changing the business landscape.

Funding Rounds (2) - $9M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jun, 2009$6M / Series B1
Apr, 2008$3M / Series A3

Current Team (7)


Board Members and Advisors (3)


Products (2)

  • Citysense is an mobile application for local nightlife discovery and social navigation, answering the question, Where is everybody?
  • Macrosense is a real-time location data aggregator. At the heart of Macrosense are powerful machine learning algorithms that process

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Office

    1123 Broadway

    Suite 817

    New York, New York 10010

    United States

Past Team (4)


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