Signal’s AI-powered solutions help PR and communications professionals, compliance and risk experts, in-house and agency teams and senior business leaders be in the know with the information they need.
In 2013, like many a tech giant (Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft) Signal started life with three people in a garage. The garage in question was located in Belsize Park in North London and belonged to the Benigson family. David Benigson’s parents not only handed over the use of their garage but were also the inspiration behind the initial idea for Signal. The family’s successful executive search business sent an email newsletter that they were manually curating content for on a daily basis. Compiling the most recent and relevant stories from reliable sources each day for the newsletter was laborious. The idea to use artificial intelligence to automate the process was born.
Fast forward to the present day, and Signal now has 120+ employees in the UK and US and over 300 clients including Allen & Overy, Amnesty International, British Airways, E.ON, Quilter, TalkTalk, Thomas Cook and Whitbread. Signal has raised over $27m in investment from three funding rounds. Investors include GMG Ventures, MMC, Hearst Ventures, Frontline Ventures, Reed Elsevier, Local Globe plus others. And revenues have quadrupled since Signal’s Series A funding round in September 2016. Signal has won a host of awards and accolades from Bloomberg, Forbes, TechCity UK, The Europas and the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards for two year’s running. Needless to say, they’ve outgrown the garage.
Signal’s future plans are equally as ambitious and exciting. In 2018, Signal expanded operations into the US opening an office in New York. Expansions into APAC are planned for 2019. Signal Media rebranded as Signal in December 2018 with a new look and feel reflecting the fact that their product offering has evolved to include solutions for regulatory compliance and market intelligence beyond media monitoring, reputation management and media intelligence.