About Unacast

The most trusted location data provider

Unacast is the leading location data company for decision makers around the world.

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Using Location Data for Good

Unacast is committed to understanding how people move around on the planet by harnessing the power of location data. We’re building a future where precise and verified human mobility data helps organizations do well and do good. From driving business strategies to tracking infectious diseases, we align to the goals of our clients for the shared benefit of our global community.

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Accurate

We are dedicated to rigorous methodology focused on accuracy over volume to provide our clients with the trustworthy products and insights they need

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Global

We’re committed to providing data for countries across the world to support global companies in understanding mobility patterns both within and outside of the U.S.

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Trusted

We believe in being honest and open with clients and partners, even in regards to the weaknesses in our data. World-class researchers like Harvard, MIT, and Stanford rely on that transparency in trusting us as their location data partner.

Unacast History

May 2014
Thomas Walle & Kjartan Slette’s first company, a music streaming service called TIDAL, is acquired by Jay-Z
2015
Seed round raised to kickstart R&D phase for new company Unacast
2016
$5m raised to test new products and business models
February 2018
$17.5m raised to launch Data as a Service location analytics products in the US
May 2019
Launched Turbine (Platform as a Service) with Telia in the Nordics as the first client
2020
Launched free COVID-19 Social Distancing Scoreboard to help with the pandemic
October 2021
$16m raised to launch in 20+ new countries
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Leadership

Thomas Walle and Kjartan Slette began working together when they founded the music streaming service TIDAL (later acquired by Jay Z). Their focus was solving for complex and fragmented industries.
At the same time, they noticed a reliance on data - another complex and fragmented industry - to build better products.

Long story short, Unacast was born with the mission to assemble data into knowledge so that others could produce wisdom. Thomas and KJ have since accrued a 5-star team of leaders, movers, and shakers to help them in their mission.

Meet the Team
Thomas Walle

Thomas Walle

CEO & Co-founder
Kjartan Slette

Kjartan Slette

COO & Co-founder
Jonathon Schuster

Jonathon Schuster

Chief Product Officer
Katie Pugh

Katie Pugh

VP Marketing
Tor Åge Ballo

Tor Åge Ballo

VP Engineering
Ryan Haggerty

Ryan Haggerty

VP of Sales
Åsa Occhiuto

Åsa Occhiuto

VP People
Arve Egil

Arve Egil

Chief Financial Officer
Bre Derella

Bre Derella

Chief of Staff

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Customer Testimonials

Ingrid Gonzale

Ingrid Gonzale

Director of Sales

Unacast is an amazing GCP partner. They are using data to do innovative things ranging from tracking COVID-19 to predicting what location is the best for a new retail store. This is a huge step for our partnership and it will be a game changer!

Jeff Bank

Jeff Bank

VP, Strategic Alliance

Our strategic partnership with Unacast marries the expertise and data assets of Precisely and Unacast to deliver innovative and highly valued dynamic demographics data to our customers. We trust that our partnership with Unacast will continue to grow into the future.

Chris Withers

Chris Withers

Director of Data and Artificial Intelligence

BT has chosen to partner with Unacast because of the company’s proven track record … We look forward to becoming the market leader within data monetization for the UK market, and our partnership with Unacast is essential to that growth strategy.

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Jay Panchal

CEO

We chose Unacast after evaluating all of the major players because they have the best end product for firms that don't want to deal with a mess of raw mobility data. Everything is pre-canned and ready-to go making it clean and easy to use for the insights we need.

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Craig Szklany

VP, Global Solutions

Our collaboration with Unacast is more important than ever because it takes data integration to the next level to account for evolving shopping habits and provide retailers the necessary insights to adjust operations and customer engagement accordingly

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Jay Panchal

CEO

Unacast is by far the most flexible and adaptable location data provider. They have great coverage geographically, they're adjusting to the market needs in a fast and strategic way, and their teams are transparent and helpful throughout the entire process.

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