DataSift enables organizations to identify and extract valuable insights from all types of human-generated data in real-time. The company has built a powerful engine for programmatically understanding and analyzing what is being said across social networks, blogs, news sites, and inside businesses, while protecting consumers’ privacy. DataSift works with numerous social networks and content publishers and its partner ecosystem includes top advertising and marketing agency groups, app developers and brands.

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Parent CompanyMeltwater
HQReading, GB
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
DataSift was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Reading, GB

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Key People/Management at DataSift

Tim Barker

Tim Barker

Lorenzo Alberton

Lorenzo Alberton

Chief Technology Officer
Steven Pease

Steven Pease

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Jerry Ronaghan

Jerry Ronaghan

Senior Vice President Agency & Ad Tech
Zuzanna Pasierbinska-Wilson

Zuzanna Pasierbinska-Wilson

Senior Vice President Marketing
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DataSift Office Locations

DataSift has an office in Reading
Reading, GB (HQ)
450 Brook Dr
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DataSift Financials and Metrics

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$72 m


In total, DataSift had raised $72 m. DataSift is a subsidiary of Meltwater

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DataSift's revenue was reported to be £7.72 m in FY, 2017 which is a 28.1% decrease from the previous period.
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DataSift Cybersecurity Score

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DataSift Online and Social Media Presence

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DataSift Blogs

Success with PR Agencies: Six Tips from Agency Owners on How to Make the Most of What They Offer

Working with a PR agency can be a mixed experience for brands who are unsure about how best to navigate the relationship. In Part 1 of this series, we took…Read More >>>

Managing Brand Reputation in an Online World

Last month Meltwater Canada hosted a client event in Montreal, during which communication professionals had the opportunity to hear from industry experts on the topic of managing brand reputation in…Read More >>>

Black Friday: Who Cares?

Seriously…we want to know who cares. In order for us to find out, we dove into an audience report to understand the affinities behind the champions of Black Friday. Turkey, football,…Read More >>>

3-Steps to Social Media Holiday Strategy (With Examples)

Between Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Black Friday, New Year's Eve, and the rest of the winter holidays, this is the most important (and busiest!) time of the year, especially for B2C brands.…Read More >>>

Mastering Brand Crisis and Reputation

 Mastering Brand Crisis and Reputation An Inside Look at Top Communicators’ Playbooks Top communicators opened their playbooks on mastering brand crisis and reputation at an exclusive event Meltwater hosted in collaboration with…Read More >>>

Understanding How Instagram Hashtags Work

In a recent Meltwater webinar, we discussed the Instagram algorithm and how the platform ranks content, including hashtags and the corresponding search results. Following the webinar, the most commonly asked…Read More >>>
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DataSift Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was DataSift founded?

    DataSift was founded in 2010.

  • Who are DataSift key executives?

    DataSift's key executives are Tim Barker, Lorenzo Alberton and Steven Pease.

  • How many employees does DataSift have?

    DataSift has 17 employees.

  • What is DataSift revenue?

    Latest DataSift annual revenue is £7.7 m.

  • What is DataSift revenue per employee?

    Latest DataSift revenue per employee is £454.1 k.

  • Who are DataSift competitors?

    Competitors of DataSift include Proformative, Freshdesk and SWOOP Analytics.

  • Where is DataSift headquarters?

    DataSift headquarters is located at 450 Brook Dr, Reading.

  • Where are DataSift offices?

    DataSift has an office in Reading.

  • How many offices does DataSift have?

    DataSift has 1 office.