We believe places data should be open for all.

We are building a company that is narrowly focused on making data an open platform for all.

We Strive To Be The Source Of Truth About The Physical World

SafeGraph’s places dataset includes a breadth of information about global places. This includes points of interest, spatial hierarchy metadata, foot traffic data, spending patterns, and more.

Organizations use our data to help inform their people and machines to make better decisions for growth. Explore, preview, and download SafeGraph data for free to see it for yourself.

Our Mission Is To Democratize Data

We strive to be the most trusted source to get data on a physical place and make it accessible for all. We're narrowly focused on being a data company with the best quality, coverage, and trust from our partners.

Learn more about our vision and values.

Process, Technology, Machine Learning, and People

The outcome is a clean dataset. But to accomplish that takes a lot of hard work. We hire smart people and use advanced engineering to ingest, draw, merge, classify, and verify the data. We deliver updated data to our clients on a weekly or monthly cadence.

Our Leadership

Auren Hoffman

Auren Hoffman

CEO

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.

Evan Barry

Evan Barry

VP of Marketing

Evan is the VP of Growth and Marketing at SafeGraph. A native to San Diego, Evan was the first marketing hire at both Raken and Branch, successfully managing these companies through multiple growth phases into industry leaders. Evan holds a B.S. and M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford, where he was a National Champion and All-American as a member of the Men's Volleyball Team.

Felix Cheung

Felix Cheung

SVP of Engineering

Felix is the SVP of Engineering at SafeGraph, bringing 21+ years of engineering and 8+ 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 7 data / geospatial projects in the Apache Incubator.

Jason Cook

Jason Cook

SVP of Revenue

Jason Cook is Senior Vice President of Revenue at SafeGraph and has been with the company since 2016. Most recently, Jason was the first Customer Success hire at Radius Intelligence, building a team that managed dozens of Fortune 500 customers & helped raise over $84MM of venture capital. Jason holds a B.S. in Economics & B.S. in Political Science from Santa Clara University. Jason is an overly enthusiastic supporter of the 49ers, Trail Blazers, Spicy Food, and his daughters Callie and Kora.

Jason Richman

Jason Richman

VP of Enterprise Sales

Jason is the VP of Enterprise 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.

Lauren Spiegel

Lauren Spiegel

SVP of Product

Lauren is the Senior Vice President of Product at SafeGraph. Prior to becoming a product leader innovating in data as a service, Lauren was a tech lead/software engineer at Scality - building petabyte-scale data storage solutions. Before coming to her senses, Lauren was an attorney and partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and began her legal career at O'Melveny & Myers, LLP. Her interests include yoga, coding, and degree collecting: B.A and M.A. in Philosophy from Stanford and a J.D. from NYU.

Mike Bergen

Mike Bergen

VP of Public Sector

Mike is the head of SafeGraph's public sector business overseeing the strategy and sales into government customers. Previously he led Partnerships and Government Affairs for Orbital Insight, was a former Marine, and has spent his whole career in the geospatial and intelligence industry. He has a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University. Mike can be found on a beach or a mountain depending on the time of year.

Nicole Berger

Nicole Berger

VP of Operations

Nicole is the VP 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 one year old daughter Annie (who is actually the cutest girl in the world).

Ravi Patel

Ravi Patel

VP of Finance

Ravi is the VP 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

VP of New Projects

Ross is the VP of New Projects 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.

Ryan Weisert

Ryan Weisert

VP of Customer Success

Ryan is the VP of Customer Success at SafeGraph. Prior to joining, he was the VP of Client Success at MomentFeed and General Manager at OceanX where he led the launch of the company’s first SaaS product. Before starting in tech, Ryan worked as an NBA blogger for ESPN and a biotech researcher. When he's not working, Ryan is either climbing rocks with his daughter, drinking wine with his wife, or watching all the sports under the sun. Please don’t hold his Dallas Cowboys fandom against him.

Sebastian Predescu

Sebastian Predescu

VP of Revenue Operations

Sebastian is the VP of Revenue Operations at Safegraph. Before joining the team, he spent 7 years at LinkedIn across analytics, product, operations and management roles. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University, and was a former national youth chess champion of Canada. When he’s not trying to optimize everything at work, Sebastian enjoys reading, cooking, the outdoors, and trying to optimize everything playing tabletop games.