"Los Angeles-based media intelligence company, PeakMetrics, proudly announces that it has been accepted into the Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars for its 2020 class. The company, which develops software for communications professionals and marketers, will continue its mission to develop tools for modern marketers while doubling down on supporting healthy and open media ecosystems.
It is more crucial than ever to help organizations analyze onlinevirality, measure multichannel messaging strategies and increasingly combatmisinformation, disinformation, and mal-information.
“In this new age of cyberwarfare and social manipulation, media monitoring, detection, and mitigation of misinformation operations is becoming more important than bombs and bullets,” said Warren Katz, Managing Director of Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars.
Participation in the program, facilitated by Techstars andthe Air Force, will bring PeakMetrics’ unique technology to unlock insights onhow media operates at scale.
“Techstars is one of the world’s preeminent accelerators andwe are honored to join the network. Theteam behind the Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars is top notch and we lookforward to supporting the Department of Defense with its initiatives in thisnew age of information warfare," said Nick Loui, CEO and co-founder ofPeakMetrics.
The accelerator has a successful track record. Currently in its third iteration, the 20companies that have gone through the program have won more than $20 million in Departmentof Defense contracts for prototypes and products.
“PeakMetrics provides a unique monitoring and measuring toolto detect misinformation campaigns before they cause harm, and we're delightedto have them as a part of the 2020 Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars,”added Katz.
The accelerator program begins February 8th and runs through May 8th. PeakMetrics’ selection as one of the 10 participating companies was also announced by Techstars on their website at https://www.techstars.com/programs/air-force-program/
PeakMetrics is a technology company that leverages analytics to shift media narrative and develop successful digital content faster. Boasting a growing database of over 1,000,000 journalists and continuously aggregating millions of stories, the company’s innovative AI system tracks, analyzes, and combines data to proactively measure media in real-time. Harnessing the potential of their data, the company continues to develop new products that help communications professionals navigate today’s complex media landscape. Over 2,000 media professionals from the advocacy, non-profit, and corporate world use the platform. The company has been funded by Harmony Labs, a non-profit organization that seeks to understand how media influence works at scale, and is a Techstars backed company. www.peakm.com
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