The new Meltwater stays on top of billions of editorial, blog, and social media conversations, and delivers the insights needed to manage a brand and stay ahead of the competition

SAN FRANCISCO – March 16, 2015 – Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence solutions, today announced the launch of a new product built for corporate communications and other business decision makers to keep on top of billions of real-time editorial, blog and social media conversations. The Meltwater solution extracts the insights required to manage your brand, understand competition, and keep on top of industry trends. This product is the latest in a series of technology innovations built on the promise of delivering insights from data on the outside in order to help organizations make better, more informed decisions.

“Most companies spend a lot of effort mining internal data, but underestimate the wealth of business insights that can be extracted by mining the large amount of information openly available on the internet,” said Meltwater Founder and CEO, Jorn Lyseggen. “Advances in data science have paved the way for a new class of business intelligence. We have leveraged this to rebuild the Meltwater platform from the ground up to present real-time insights from the outside that can be used to drive business strategy.”

“Businesses must look beyond internal reporting systems and to external data, both structured and unstructured, in order to have a complete view and understanding of their market” said Jay Famico, Practice Director, Technology at SiriusDecisions. “This is hard to do, and beyond the technical complexity, even data science teams that do this well have a difficult time securing internal stakeholder buy-in. However, with the launch of easy to use tools in the market, we’re going to see an increase in organizations using external data to make day-to-day decisions.”

Meltwater’s 23,000 customers are already looking outside, beyond their internal reporting systems to a world where information is constantly changing. They know that external factors can be as important as internal, that the scope of the influencer community is expanding, and that reputations can shift within minutes. To navigate this changing environment, organizations need to move to real time media intelligence.

The new Meltwater solution has been completely redesigned with a modern user experience and workflows to help:

• Cut through the noise – find the meaning in billions of conversations and identify what’s important
• Track the market and see their impact – use analytics and real-time dashboards to take the guesswork out of market trends and campaign performance
• Connect with key influencers – drive the conversation in any channel by delivering the right content to the right audience
• Compare their brand – benchmark their performance against the competition

“Tools shouldn’t dictate how you work; they should enable you to work how you work best,” said Richard Borean, Manager of Communications at the Tax Foundation. “Meltwater’s new platform offers the freedom and control I demand in a modern PR suite. The new real-time analytics, updated GUI, and faster load times help me work smarter and more effectively.”

The new Meltwater solution is available immediately in 13 languages. To learn more and to request pricing, please visit www.meltwater.com.

Welcome to the new Meltwater. Welcome to Outside Insight.

About Meltwater

Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insights from the outside. We believe that business strategy will be increasingly shaped by insights from online data. Organizations will look outside, beyond their internal reporting systems to a world of data that is constantly growing and changing. Our customers use these insights to make timely decisions based on real-time analysis. More than 23,000 companies use the Meltwater media intelligence platform to stay on top of billions of online conversations, extract relevant insights, and use them to strategically manage their brand and stay ahead of their competition. With 50 offices on six continents, Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on local expertise. Meltwater also operates the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a nonprofit organization devoted to nurturing future generations of entrepreneurs. For more information, follow Meltwater on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube or visit www.meltwater.com.

Press Contacts

Global:
Riana Dadlani
T: +1 415 697 1461
E: us.pr@meltwater.com

Neal Hansch Joins MEST as  Incubator Managing Director
Neal Hansch Joins MEST as
Incubator Managing Director

San Francisco, September 17, 2013 – MEST, which provides training, investment and incubation to aspiring high technology entrepreneurs in Ghana, today announced that Neal Hansch will join the team as the Managing Director of the MEST Incubator.

Neal joins MEST with over fifteen years experience in venture capital, technology operations and investment banking. Most recently, he was a General Partner with Rustic Canyon Partners (RCP), an early-stage focused investment fund with $500MM under management. Prior to RCP, Neal was a Corporate Development executive at Macromedia (acq. by Adobe), a venture capitalist with Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), and an investment banker at, Robertson Stephens & Co. Neal’s proven leadership and track record developing US based start-ups will play an important role in MEST’s future success, while deepening the program’s presence in Silicon Valley.

Hansch says, “Since its launch, MEST’s training and investment program has been at the forefront of the emerging high tech ecosystem in Ghana, which has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. I’m excited to join MEST as its own growth continues to accelerate and its reach extends across Africa and onto the global stage.”

Established in 2008, MEST has trained more than 125 technology entrepreneurs and its associated incubator program has invested in 15 start-ups in Ghana. MEST companies have raised external capital from Silicon Valley and European institutional investors, competed in notable technology events such as TechCrunch Disrupt, DEMO, and the Launch Festival, and have gained admittance to top accelerator programs including HealthXL and 500 Startups.

MEST, is a not for profit program fully funded by Meltwater, the leading provider of online intelligence solutions with over 50 offices and 20,000 clients around the world. Founded by visionary Jorn Lyseggen, both MEST and Meltwater share a fundamental belief in people and the individual potential to excel.

“Talent is evenly distributed across the globe, opportunities are not. We hope to create role models that will in turn inspire the upcoming generations of Africa to become successful software entrepreneurs,” comments Lyseggen. “Neal’s wealth of experience will be invaluable to the MEST program and we feel very privileged to bring a person of his capacity to MEST.”

This senior addition to the MEST organization will further bridge the gap and strengthen connections between the rising African technology scene and leading global technology hubs. MEST has strong ties to Silicon Valley, where Meltwater is headquartered, and London where it also has a satellite office.

 

About MEST: The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and the MEST Incubator program provide training, investment and mentoring for aspiring software entrepreneurs with the goal of creating globally successful companies that create wealth and jobs locally in Africa.  MEST is based in Accra, Ghana and is fully funded and run by Meltwater Group through the non-profit organization, Meltwater Foundation. Follow MEST on Twitter,  MEST on Facebook, or visit http://www.meltwater.org.

About Meltwater: Meltwater helps businesses drive growth and build brands. Meltwater’s online intelligence platform analyzes billions of digital documents daily to extract precise, timely business insights that help more than 20,000 companies understand their markets, engage their customers, and master the new social business environment. With offices in 27 countries, Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on local expertise.  Meltwater also operates the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing future generations of entrepreneurs.  Follow Meltwater on Twitter,  Meltwater on FacebookMeltwater on LinkedIn, Meltwater on YouTube or visit www.meltwater.com.

Media Contact
Victoria Haynes
us.pr@meltwater.org
+ 1 415 860 9850

 

LONDON – February 04, 2011 – Meltwater Group, one of the world’s leading Software as a Service (SaaS) companies, has been named the 25th fastest growing company in Europe, by Europe’s 500, a non-profit organisation to promote entrepreneurship in Europe.

Europe’s 500 has carefully selected and published the 2010 list of the Top 500 growth entrepreneurs in Europe, and held an award ceremony for the Top 200, awarding Meltwater, ranked 25, for its outstanding achievement in generating sustainable growth and jobs.

The former German Chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, handed over the recognition certificate to Jorn Lyseggen, Founder and CEO, Meltwater, at the awards dinner which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels.

“We are extremely proud to be included in such a distinguished group of Europe’s top growth companies. To be ranked at 25 is an outstanding achievement for Meltwater, and it’s incredible to be recognised and honoured as an entrepreneurial led company which continues to grow from strength to strength”, said Jorn Lyseggen. “Meltwater prides itself on its passion for its people and its growth.  This award recognises the success created by all our hardworking employees across the world, and gives us the inspiration to achieve yet more growth.”

Jorn Lyseggen, since establishing Meltwater back in 2001, has grown the company to more than 800 employees serving more than 18,000 clients through 55 countries, with no external funding.  Meltwater gives organisations sharp, fresh insight into their markets and customers, helping them to understand the dynamics shaping modern business while giving them the tools they need to compete.

This is a fantastic achievement for Meltwater who, as an independent company, has continued to demonstrate a significant percentage in growth, both in turnover and employees.

The award ceremony is a 13 year old initiative and tradition backed by the association of Europe’s 500 – entrepreneurs for growth.

About Meltwater Group

The Meltwater Group is a privately held software company founded in Norway in 2001, serving more than 18,000 clients through 55 offices located across North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Meltwater is committed to challenging existing business models by introducing disruptive technologies. The Meltwater Group delivers B2B solutions based on search engine technology, cloud computing and talent management software. For more information, please visit http://www.meltwater.com.