Mapsense, a San Francisco, California-based platform for understanding large location datasets, raised $2.5m in seed funding.
The round was led by General Catalyst, with participation from Formation8, Redpoint Ventures, TenOneTen Partner Gil Elbaz and Amplify.LA.
Founded in 2013 by Erez Cohen, CEO, Mapsense provides a cloud-based platform for understanding large location datasets. In order to generate map data analysis and visualizations that can be used, modified and manipulated in real-time, the solution combines a custom spatial datastore with dynamic vector map tiles, which instruct the browser on rendering raw map data, instead of relying on static images.
After nearly two years of development and private work with select enterprises in the Fortune 500, government, financial sector, and advertising industry, it now has launched a suite of free open-source developer tools and is accepting new customers.