We are pleased to annouce that StreetLight Data's CEO, Laura Schewel, is the winner of the International Transport Forum’s 2013 Young Researcher of the Year Award. Laura was choosen for her paper “Shop ‘Till we drop: A History and Policy Analysis of Retail Goods Movement”, which came out of her dissertation work at US Berkeley. The International Transport Forum (ITF) is an intergovernmental organisation that acts as a global transport policy think tank and organizes an annual summit of Transport Ministers.
Coming up on May 2 - 3, The Centre for Spatial Law and Policy based in Washington, DC, the Center for Geographic Analysis, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University are co-hosting a conference titled "Creating the Policy and Legal Framework for a Location–Enabled Society". StreetLight VP of Data and Privacy, Kara John Selke, will be presenting in the afternoon on the 3rd. The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, see here
On April 18th, StreetLight CEO Laura Schewel will be speaking at a Telecom Council sponsored lunch meeting on making cities smarter. Part of the quarterly Telecom Council Entrepreneurial Forum Series, the panel presentation will feature representatives from a variety of companies working in the space. For more details and to register, go here.
MIT Technology Review covered StreetLight and how our data supports new ways of understanding and improving city planning, economic development, and retail strategy. Read the full article here.
Innovative Business Intelligence Platform StreetLight Data Receives Financial Backing of T-Venture and Vision Ridge
StreetLight Data today announced that it has secured a seven-figure Euro funding in Series A financing. StreetLight is an innovator in next generation geospatial business intelligence for the in-store retail ecosystem. StreetLight repurposes and recombines data from traffic and transportation management systems (such as traffic jam alerts and navigation) to help retailers better understand the context in which their stores operate. This intelligence can lead to improved site selection, as well as other applications.