Near is the largest location intelligence platform providing real-time information on places, people and products. The Near platform powers its flagship product to leverage historical location and context for data driven marketing. 

Founded in 2012, Near is headquartered in Singapore with a presence across Australia, South East Asia, Japan, India and Europe. To date, the company has more than 700 million profiled audiences and has put it to work for marquee brands such as P&G, Coca Cola, Ikea, Audi, McDonald’s, Toyota, Nike and Samsung. 

Near is backed by investments from leading venture capitalists Sequoia Capital, JPM Private Equity Group, Telstra Ventures and Global Brain Japan. 
Company Growth (employees)
Singapore, SG
Size (employees)
130 (est)+7%
Near was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Singapore, SG

Key People at Near

Anil Mathews

Anil Mathews

Founder & CEO
Madhu Therani

Madhu Therani

Shobhit Shukla

Shobhit Shukla

Chief Revenue Officer
Aditi Kohli

Aditi Kohli

Director- Partnerships
Cameron Curtis

Cameron Curtis

General Manager, ANZ
Kenneth Parnham

Kenneth Parnham

General Manager, Europe
Smriti Kataria

Smriti Kataria

Director - Marketing & Research

Near Office Locations

Near has offices in Singapore, Bangalore, Sydney, Tokyo and in 2 other locations
Singapore, SG (HQ)
35th Floor, UOB Plaza 1 80 Raffles Place
San Francisco, US
One Market Spear Tower, 36th floor
Tokyo, JP
Regus Shibuya Grass City Center Glass City Shibuya 6F, 16-28 Nampeidai, Shibuya-ku
Sydney, AU
Level 21, 201 Sussex Street
Bangalore, IN
No. 71/72, 4th Floor Koramangala Industrial Area JNC Rd, 5th Block, Koramangala

Near Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$32 m

Latest funding size

$19 m

Time since last funding

almost 3 years


Near's latest funding round in October 2014 was reported to be $19 m. In total, Near has raised $32 m

Traffic Overview of Near

Near Online and Social Media Presence

Near News and Updates

Google Search will now help you find nearby events

 Google today is updating its app and mobile web experience in the U.S. to help web searchers more easily find things to do – like concerts, art exhibits, lectures, festivals, meetups, sporting events, and more – which are happening nearby, either now or in the future. The company says it’s rolling …

Snapchat quietly released new geofilters for nearby businesses

Snapchat is helping you more easily show off where you are and also further support local businesses.  SEE ALSO: Snapchat geofilters: How they work and why they matter A new geofilter, available at least in New York City Tuesday, displays the name of a nearby business with the name of the city b…

Now bitcoin is nearing $1,600

After breezing past $1,500 just yesterday, bitcoin is now edging closer to the $1,600 price point. The crytocurrency, which was trading up 4.4 per cent at $1,582.31 at the time of publishing, has experienced some volatility today, rising as high as $1,591.97 and falling as low as $1,512.18, accor…

Bitcoin prices are nearing a 2017 high

Bitcoin is trading around its highest price of the year today on the prospect of mass-adoption in India and Japan. Bitcoin was more than one and a half per cent higher this morning at around $1,284 according to Coin Desk. The currency peaked just above that in early March before plummeting to a l…

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The FTSE 100 is flattering as the Article 50 deadline gets nearer...

LONDON — The FTSE 100 is losing ground ahead of the triggering of Article 50, which begins formal Brexit negotiations, later on Wednesday. London's leading index of shares opened slightly higher on Wednesday morning, ahead of the official start of Brexit negotiations later i…
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