We drive innovation by curating the highest quality data about the physical world.

SafeGraph is narrowly focused on building the most accurate global places dataset available, empowering modern builders to create world-class location-based applications and analytics tools.

We strive to be the source of truth about the physical world.

SafeGraph’s Places dataset contains comprehensive, precise information about global places--updated monthly.

We're dedicated to providing the best veracity and coverage so that our partners and their users can depend on our data.

Our Mission Is To Democratize Data

We believe open access to data is crucial to innovation and technological advancement. Our mission is to make high-quality, ethically and transparently sourced physical places data easily accessible to all.

Learn more about our vision and values.

A modern data partner.

We understand the goals, challenges, and pace of modern business and support our partners in delivering great user experiences and competitive insights. From regular check-ins to sourcing data by request, we make sure you have what you need to build the future.

Process, technology, machine learning, and people.

We hire smart people and use advanced engineering to ingest, draw, merge, classify, and verify our data. The outcome of our dedication to hard work and quality is a fresh, clean, accurate dataset.

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Our Leadership

Auren Hoffman

Auren Hoffman

Chief Executive Officer

Auren founded SafeGraph in 2016. He is the former CEO and founder of LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP) -- the largest middleware provider in marketing technology. He is an investor in over 120 active technology companies. Auren holds a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley ... and spends way too much time on Twitter. He unwinds by losing to his wife and kids at various board games.

Felix Cheung

Felix Cheung

EVP of Engineering

Felix is the EVP of Engineering at SafeGraph, bringing 22+ years of engineering and 9+ years of data experience. Previously, he led Data Platform teams in Uber and was pivotal in rebuilding their open-source program. Prior to that, he hung out at Microsoft HQ and startups. Felix is a proponent of open-source; as a Member of the ASF, he contributes to Apache Spark (data engine), Apache Zeppelin (notebook), and also mentors and helps grow 8 data / geospatial / infra projects in the Apache Incubator.

Jason Richman

Jason Richman

VP of Sales

Jason is the VP of Sales at SafeGraph. Prior to SafeGraph, he was a sales leader at Metamarkets, a SaaS analytics startup that was acquired by Snap Inc. Jason holds a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University. Jason is an avid foodie and in his free time enjoys travel and tennis.

Nicole Berger

Nicole Berger

SVP of Operations

Nicole is the SVP of Operations at SafeGraph. Prior to joining, she ran Operations at Slyce, an industry-leading visual search and image recognition company. Nicole holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. In her free time, she enjoys accumulating points & miles and failing to keep up with her daughters Annie and Serena.

Ravi Patel

Ravi Patel

Chief Financial Officer

Ravi is the SVP of Finance & Corporate Development at SafeGraph. Prior to SafeGraph, he was an investor at Luminate Capital where he focused on enterprise software buyouts. Ravi holds a B.S. in Economics from Northwestern University. Fun fact: he was once a professional golfer and competed across four countries and six tours. Ravi is also a Chicago sports enthusiast (for better or worse) and loves spending time with his pup, Wrigley.

Ross Epstein

Ross Epstein

SVP of Product

Ross is the VP of Product at SafeGraph. Prior to SafeGraph, he was the CEO and co-founder of sales engagement platform Sendbloom, later acquired by LinkedIn. Ross holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University. His outside interests include rugby, competitive eating (2010 Tater Tot Champion of Evanston), goldendoodles (can he dogsit?), and trying to explain what he does at SafeGraph.

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