- New York, New York
- Sense Networks offers MacroSense®, a technology platform for analyzing vast amount of mobile location data.
- Alex Pentland, Tony Jebara, Greg Skibiski, Christine Lemke
- Machine Learning, Advertising, Analytics, Location Based Services, Predictive Analytics
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) - $9MUpdate
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Board Members and Advisors (3)Update
|Jan 6, 2014||Business Wire - YP Acquires Sense Networks|
|Jan 6, 2014||FinSMEs - YP Acquires Sense Networks|
|Jan 6, 2014||TechCrunch - In Its First Acquisition, YP Buys Mobile Ad Company Sense Networks|
|Nov 18, 2013||Gigaom - Mobile advertisers: What do they know about you?|
|Apr 25, 2013||Fast Company - Innovation Starts With Sensing Future Possibilities|
|Nov 15, 2012||Gigaom - What’s working in mobile advertising — and what might work in the future|
|Oct 1, 2012||Gigaom - Urban Airship puts SimpleGeo to use with location-based messaging|
|Sep 19, 2012||Gigaom - How better location data could mean more-targeted mobile ads|
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