PublicSonar was born out of the need to accurately filter social media. When our team started doing retrospective analysis in 2011 we noticed data could be overwhelming when observing real-live phenomena, like crises or large events. There was a lack of tooling to address these ‘big data’ challenges.

We decided to solve the problem ourselves and founded our company in 2012 (previously known as Twitcident/CrowdSense). Today, we are proud to serve the public sector with our solutions. Our clients are in public services, public utilities, public safety, and our sales team operates on a world-wide scale.

PublicSonar is a spin-out of two Dutch research institutes, and we still work closely with our partners TNO and TU Delft. We have our headquarters at The Hague Security campus, the largest European security cluster, within the The Hague business district.

We bootstrapped our company, from two founders, Hans Burghard and Richard Stronkman, to over 10 people. Using our strong partner network, our ambition is to help the public sector better serve its citizens. We are passionate about social media monitoring, join us in this amazing journey!

Meet the team

Richard Stronkman
Founder

Hans Burghard
Founder

Sjors van den Dries
Lead Commercial Operations

Maarten Bosma
Commercial Operations Analyst

Ozer Gumus
Product Manager

Laura Schokker
UI/UX Designer

Thirsa de Boer
Developer

Bart Fokker
Software Engineer

Jessica Paczuski
Junior Developer

Deepika Lalwani
Senior Big Data Engineer

Ilshat Galin
Frontend Developer