Meltwater is an analytics company that helps businesses improve their decision-making practices. The Company’s online intelligence platform analyzes billions of digital documents daily to extract precise, timely business insights that help companies understand their markets, engage their customers and master the new social business environment.

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HQSan Francisco, US
Size (employees)1,500 (est)-31%
Meltwater was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at Meltwater

Jorn Lyseggen

Jorn Lyseggen

Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Martin Hernandez

Martin Hernandez

Kaveh Rostampor

Kaveh Rostampor

Executive Director, Americas
Paal Larsen

Paal Larsen

Executive Director, EMEA
John Box

John Box

Executive Director, APAC
Niklas de Besche

Niklas de Besche

Executive Director, Marketing Applications
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Meltwater Office Locations

Meltwater has offices in Stockholm, Sydney, Shibuya-ku, Singapore and in 52 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
225 Bush Street Suite 1000
Atlanta, US
620 1201 W Peachtree St NW
Austin, US
1505 823 Congress Ave
Boston, US
Suite 1010 101 Federal St
Charlotte, US
2060 227 W Trade St
Chicago, US
233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2130
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Meltwater Financials and Metrics

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Meltwater total Funding

$60 m

Meltwater latest funding size

$60 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Meltwater investors

Meltwater's latest funding round in February 2017 was reported to be $60 m. In total, Meltwater has raised $60 m
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Meltwater Revenue

Meltwater's revenue was reported to be $300 m in Y, 2016 which is a 50% increase from the previous period.

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Meltwater Operating Metrics

Meltwater's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 26 k in Sep, 2018.
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Meltwater Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
SysomosApril 24, 2018
DataSiftMarch 19, 2018
Algo.comAugust 30, 2017
Cosmify, Inc.July 28, 2017
InfomartJune 22, 2017
Social Media Broadcasts (SMB) LimitedJune 19, 2017
WrapidityFebruary 21, 2017
Encore AlertMarch 29, 2016
Strategic PlannerMay 21, 2014
LikealyzerApril 01, 2013
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Meltwater Online and Social Media Presence

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Meltwater News and Updates

Public Relations (PR) Tools Market Poised to Garner Maximum Revenues During ‘2025’

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5 Critical Essentials if You Want to Try Seed Investing in Africa

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PE-backed Meltwater buys Algo

Meltwater, which is backed by Vector Capital and Silicon Valley Bank, has acquired Algo, a real-time data analytics platform. No financial terms were disclosed.

Meltwater bolsters its machine learning portfolio with Cosmify acquisition

EXCLUSIVE: Media intelligence company Meltwater announced today that it has acquired Cosmify, a San Francisco-based data analysis startup. The price of the acquisition has not been disclosed, but Meltwater told VentureBeat that it has bought the startup’s intellectual property (IP) and is bringing t…

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The collapse and melting of the Eurasian ice sheet at the end of the last ice age led to chaos all across the European continent. To put it bluntly, the collapse of the ice sheet led to dramatic and extreme flooding events, sea level rise, and, perhaps more interestingly, the formation of "mega-rive…
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Meltwater Blogs

Social Entrepreneurs: 5 Consumer Brands that Started on Social

It’s now taken for granted that some businesses are so entwined with a social channel experience that you can’t imagine them functioning without social media. We call them social entrepreneurs.Consider…Read More >>>

3 Recipe Sites’ Social Strategies

Sometimes, it can seem like the internet was made specifically for food content. Aspirational, yet obtainable, recipe-focused content showcases beautiful, delicious food and it’s ingredients. Not sure what to cook…Read More >>>

Black Friday: 3 Big Box Retailers Social Media Approach

Every year after Thanksgiving, millions of eager shoppers swarm retailers to take advantage of one of the biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday.For retailers, the importance of Black Friday…Read More >>>

PR and Marketing Trends: What the Changing Media Landscape Means for Brands

The changing media landscape will continue to shift. As technology increases the speed of communications (you can’t really get any faster than real time without mind reading…), the way brands…Read More >>>

Inspirational Nonprofit #GivingTuesday Fundraising Campaigns

3 Inspirational #GivingTuesday CampaignsWe're approaching one of the busiest (and most exciting) times of the year where nonprofit organizations gear up to end their fundraising efforts on a high note. While…Read More >>>

12 PR Blogs Your Competitors Are Reading (And 3 They Don’t Yet Know About)

As busy as PR pros are, they’ve got to stay current on the latest trends, tools, and best practices for the comms industry. Since everyone's to-do list is a mile…Read More >>>
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Meltwater Company Life and Culture

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Meltwater Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Meltwater founded?

    Meltwater was founded in 2001.

  • Who are Meltwater key executives?

    Meltwater's key executives are Jorn Lyseggen, Martin Hernandez and Kaveh Rostampor.

  • How many employees does Meltwater have?

    Meltwater has 1,500 employees.

  • What is Meltwater revenue?

    Latest Meltwater annual revenue is $300 m.

  • What is Meltwater revenue per employee?

    Latest Meltwater revenue per employee is $200 k.

  • Who are Meltwater competitors?

    Competitors of Meltwater include Synthesio, Brandwatch and New Relic.

  • Where is Meltwater headquarters?

    Meltwater headquarters is located at 225 Bush Street Suite 1000, San Francisco.

  • Where are Meltwater offices?

    Meltwater has offices in Stockholm, Sydney, Shibuya-ku, Singapore and in 52 other locations.

  • How many offices does Meltwater have?

    Meltwater has 58 offices.