Hearken Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2015

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 41


  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

Hearken General Information


Developer of an audience-driven framework and platform built to optimize audience engagement throughout the reporting process. The company's platform offers a full-service site as well as embeddable and responsive modules for content creators to derive insight from and partner with their audiences, enabling users to ensure relevant and high-performing content.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Other Industries
Consulting Services (B2B)
Business/Productivity Software
Corporate Office
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States

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Hearken Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
6. Merger/Acquisition 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Early Stage VC 31-May-2020 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Seed Round 14-Dec-2015 00000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Seed Round 05-Jun-2015 0000 Completed Startup
2. Accelerator/Incubator 24-Feb-2015 $50K $50K Completed Startup
1. Accelerator/Incubator 01-Jan-2015 Completed Startup
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Hearken Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Developer of an audience-driven framework and platform built to optimize audience engagement throughout the reporting pr
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Chicago, IL
41 As of 2021
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New York, NY
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San Francisco, CA
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Hearken Competitors (27)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Chartbeat Private Equity-Backed New York, NY 00 000.00 000000000000 000.00
Parse.ly Formerly VC-backed San Francisco, CA 00 000.00 000000&0 000.00
TrenDemon Venture Capital-Backed Netanya, Israel 00 00.000 000000000000 00.000
Ahrefs Corporation Singapore, Singapore 000
Miim Venture Capital-Backed Sandy, UT 00 00000 00000000000 00000
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Hearken Executive Team (4)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Jennifer Brandel Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Chelsea Haring Chief Executive Officer
Corey Ford Advisor
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Hearken Board Members (3)

Name Representing Role Since
Jennifer Brandel Hearken Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member 000 0000
Mara Zepeda Hearken Board Member 000 0000
Tasha Henderson Self Board Member & Audit Committee Chair 000 0000
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Hearken Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Hearken Former Investors (9)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Association of Independents in Radio Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Dave Hoover Angel (individual) Minority 000 0000 000000 0
FST Growth Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
ImpactAssets Impact Investing 000 0000 000000 0
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Not-For-Profit Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Hearken Acquisitions (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Switchboard (Social/Platform Software) 25-Jun-2020 0000000000 Social/Platform Software 00000000
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Hearken FAQs

  • When was Hearken founded?

    Hearken was founded in 2015.

  • Who is the founder of Hearken?

    Jennifer Brandel and Corey Haines are the founders of Hearken.

  • Who is the CEO of Hearken?

    Jennifer Brandel and Chelsea Haring are the CEOs of Hearken.

  • Where is Hearken headquartered?

    Hearken is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

  • What is the size of Hearken?

    Hearken has 41 total employees.

  • What industry is Hearken in?

    Hearken’s primary industry is Media and Information Services (B2B).

  • Is Hearken a private or public company?

    Hearken is a Private company.

  • What is Hearken’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Hearken is 00000.

  • How much funding has Hearken raised over time?

    Hearken has raised $750K.

  • Who are Hearken’s investors?

    Association of Independents in Radio, Dave Hoover, FST Growth, ImpactAssets, and John S. and James L. Knight Foundation are 5 of 9 investors who have invested in Hearken.

  • Who are Hearken’s competitors?

    Chartbeat, Parse.ly, TrenDemon, Ahrefs, and Miim are some of the 27 competitors of Hearken.

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