About us

The most advanced social listening platform with a research team, leading insights analysis.
The pulsar Timeline
  1. From insightful beginnings

    The Social Insights practice at innovation consultancy Face is born. The idea is to scale up co-design methodologies to involve thousands of people in the innovation process by leveraging the power of social data


  2. We need tools!

    At the time most social listening tools are designed for simple analytics tasks, not audience insights. So we start building our own tools to get the job done


  3. I’ll have what she’s having

    Some of our clients want to look under the hood. That’s when Telefonica’s O2 commissions us a new breed of social insight platform. Seven months later the alpha of RTO2 (Real-Time O2) is born!


  4. Something’s up…

    Tesco conducts a market-wide review of social insights tools, selects RTO2 as the most advanced platform for social insights and subscribes to a white labeled version of the product. More clients want to get their hands on it, something’s definitely happening…


  5. The time has come

    It’s 11pm of the 23rd of December, the London office is extremely quiet, a couple of people are still at work and they’re about to press the deploy button: it’s time to go live with the first version of the Pulsar platform!


  6. That’s it, we’re doing it

    Pulsar goes GA, with its own platform, brand and website


  7. Getting popular

    As co-founder Fran put it: ‘if we get to 50 clients I’ll be really impressed’. In 2013 we smashed through that target in 6 months with a sales team of 1 and began aggressive growth


  8. It’s getting hot in here

    Our team is now 30 people strong and our housemates at Face are feeling the heat. We are taking over...


  9. Partnering up!

    Facebook recognises all the great work we’re doing in social data research and selects Pulsar to become one of the first Audience Insights Partners


  10. Time to cross the Atlantic

    It’s time to branch out: we open our NYC and very first international office to begin sharing Pulsar with the wider world


  11. Silicon Roundabout 

    As we keep growing it’s time to find a new home: the Silicon Roundabout days begin with a new swanky Shoreditch office, just a stone’s throw from the Shoreditch House pool


  12. Stronger together

    We merge with our sister company Face to bring the best of audience insights SaaS and Consultancy under one roof


  13. It's time for a new look

    Total makeover with new branding and streamlined UX: audience insights is not just for researchers anymore, it belongs amongst disruptive creatives and strategists who are looking for the next big idea


  14. Aiming for the stars

    We move beyond social to become the first platform to bring all the digital signals from an audience in one place. Join us, the best is yet to come…


Our culture

Our passion is understanding people. With a history as a research company, we are driven by a desire to understand culture. 

The Pulsar culture has grown by creating a working environment where respect for other people and their ideas is paramount. Building a team from a diversity of backgrounds with a huge range of experiences has created a place where ideas can flourish and new problems are solved every day with a genuine spirit of collaboration.

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Our senior team

Francesco D’Orazio
Co-founder, VP Product and Research
Marc Cooper
VP of Software Sales
Cathy Parker-Sauer
Global Operations Director
Jamie Watson
Client Services Director
Giuseppe Polimeno
Chief Research Officer
Paul Aplin
Chief Financial Officer
Amir Jirbandey
Head of Inbound Marketing
Linda Maruta
Senior Product Manager
Sam Deacon
Vice President Enterprise
Jay Owens
Research Director
Marc Geffen
Research Director
Sophie Baker
Global Head of Agency Acquisition

Join our team!

We are always on the lookout for people who share the same vision as us. If you are enthusiastic and passionate about creating a world-class audience intelligence solution, then get in touch.
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