Each day this Brighton business analyses more than 200m pieces of online data to help brands such as Sony Music better understand their customers. Founder Giles Palmer, 47, led a £23m fundraising last October to help expansion in the US. International sales were £8.4m in 2014.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank34
CompanyBrandwatch
ActivitySocial media monitoring technology
LocationBrighton
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa84.42
International sales £000s8,361
Total sales £000s15,246
Staff260
Founded2006
Websitewww.brandwatch.com

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