The Near Story: Leveraging data intelligence and analytics to drive digital transformation

With Shobhit Shukla, Co-founder and President, Near

It may be under the radar, but Singapore-headquartered Near, a B2B SaaS platform providing data intelligence on online and offline consumer behaviour, may soon emerge as the region’s next unicorn.

The company, which has been expanding from ‘East to West’ via M&As and organically says it aggregates anonymised data on 1.6 billion monthly users across 70 million places and is leveraged by 2 out of 3 Fortune 500 businesses. Near has raised $134 million from marquee investors such as Sequoia Capital, JP Morgan, Telstra and Cisco and has a presence across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Shobhit, who co-founded Near along with Anil Mathews, will talk about the company’s global ambitions and the road ahead. We will also ask him about the company’s recent acquisitions: Teemo, a Paris-based location intelligence platform, that allowed Near to crack the European market and offer advanced data intelligence products, as well as California-based UM that provides mobile location data and intelligence. We will also find out more about Near’s enterprise SaaS business model, privacy-by-design principle and its Entrepreneur-in-Residence Programme. Finally, when will Near test the public markets? Do join the session to find out.