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Signal Media: Real-Time Media & News Monitoring

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Startup pitch presented by CTO Wesley Hall. Signal Media is a real-time media and news monitoring platform that tracks media outlets. News items are analysed for brand & media monitoring as well as market intelligence.

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Signal Media: Real-Time Media & News Monitoring

  1. 1. Real-Time Media & News Monitoring
  2. 2. The story of three guys in a garage… David Benigson CEO Wesley Hall CTO Miguel Martinez Head of Research
  3. 3. “To deliver highly relevant content to our clients in real-time, intelligently mined from the world’s news” Mission Statement
  4. 4. The story so far… • Moved out of the garage • $1.8M seed round raised (as seen on ) • Team grows to 25 members • 15 paying clients (without a sales team) • Ramping up sales
  5. 5. How we work… • Hyper-agile • Cross functional teams • Just-in-time decision making • Constant refactoring • Wig of shame (see twitter @signalhq)
  6. 6. Technology stack…
  7. 7. Architectural Overview
  8. 8. Adapters receive and normalise content • Moreover • LexisNexis • NLA • Twitter (coming soon…) • Scrapers (coming soon…)
  9. 9. Analysers perform text analytics tasks • Summarisation • Topic classification • Named entity recognition • Deduplication • Clustering
  10. 10. Articles and metadata index • Elasticsearch • 18 large data nodes (and growing) • 250 million articles (and growing) • Sub-second search in most cases
  11. 11. NodeJS API • REST(ify) • RamdaJS (functional programming) • Allows FE developers to develop end-2-end features
  12. 12. AngularJS Front-End • Component based design • D3 visualisations • Foundation for apps CSS framework
  13. 13. Coming soon…(?) • Social • Sentiment • Machine Translation • World domination
  14. 14. Questions?

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