The company has clients in private and public sector organisations and a global user base spanning more than 70 countries. Dataminr detects the earliest signals of emerging events and risks so that clients can know critical information first, respond with confidence, and manage crises more effectively.

Dataminr has been focused on real-time event and risk detection for a decade. The company detects the earliest signals from publicly available information across social media, blogs, information sensors, and the deep/dark web and generates the earliest real-time alerts.

The company is rapidly expanding its sales force across the globe to keep up with growing global product demand. Australia is the newest strategic pillar and base for the company’s expansion across the APAC region.

Dataminr’s SVP of sales for EMEA and APAC, Jonathan Barrett, said the group's expansion into Australia is a key pillar of its APAC strategy.

“We aim to serve a wide range of businesses so that they can mobilise more quickly and effectively amid an increasingly fast-paced and dynamic risk landscape.”

“The current bushfires ravaging Australia demonstrate a situation in which Dataminr’s platform could be leveraged for early detection of high-impact events.

Dataminr’s real-time alerts could help first responders, regional businesses, and media outlets inform and protect residents, homes, and business assets.”

“We want to bring to Australian and New Zealand businesses a globally recognised capability to harness real-time public data in the protection of employees, customers, brands, and assets. Australia suffers the burden of distance, and Dataminr can inform clients of regional issues quickly, benefiting our mining industry, transport and logistics companies, and emergency services,” the group’s ANZ managing director Rod Moynihan said.