About Polecat

Polecat is a leading technology company that equips the world’s largest companies with the tools to manage, influence and optimise their corporate reputation by understanding diverse stakeholder and investor expectations, priority topics and material concerns (double and dynamic).

Polecat is a leader in reputation and sustainability intelligence, going beyond risk-management to deliver the industry, competitor and influencer insight that organisations need to make better decisions and ensure they are in control of their future.

What We Do

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We elevate Corporate Reputation, Sustainability & Materiality performance with robust real-time data and actionable intelligence.

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We know that opportunity is everywhere, and so are we, scanning the horizon and the millions of conversations happening at any one time in multiple languages.

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We harness market-leading algorithms and human expertise to give you 360° visibility on everything influencing your stakeholders, customers, competitors and investors.

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Our customisable dashboards and board-ready reports are geared for strategic decision making. Understand critical trends and material priorities for your sector and business, and the stakeholders at play – from regulators to investors and NGOs.

Our History


The explosion of social media and the rise of Big Data presented Polecat with the opportunity to develop real-time tools, for the world’s largest companies, to manage, measure and optimise the value of Reputation to positively influence Market Capitalisation and Share Price.


Polecat first proved the power of the Polecat Artificial Intelligence Platform (backed by British Government, Oracle, Microsoft, HSBC, Silicon Valley Bank & Orrick) by identifying the fastest growing webtech, cleantech and healthtech startups in the UK and matching them with investors in Silicon Valley. The companies involved raised over $50m in investment over 3 years.


Polecat’s first Artificial Intelligence Platform is complete. Larry Ellison (CEO, Oracle Corp) awards Polecat “Best Emerging Technology Company” of the year.


MeaningMine launched. Powerful unstructured Data Analytics at your fingertips. Real-time analytics and media monitoring to deliver evidence- based insights to solve some of the biggest Reputational challenges faced by organisations.


Polecat opens 3 sector practices in the main regulated industries: Energy with Shell & BP, Healthcare with NHS & Johnson & Johnson and Finance with HSBC and a European Regulator


Polecat raises $1.5m investment and is featured on CNBC for using Earnings Sentiment to predict future Corporate Performance and an online Energy Census to predict growth in Fracking Technology investment.


Polecat disrupts the traditional industries focused on managing and measuring Reputation: Audit & Advisory with all four of the “Big 4” Firms, Management Consultancy with Booz Allen Hamilton & McKinsey and Compliance with US and European Financial Regulators.


RepVault launched (initially Risk Compass). The business executive interface to the Polecat Artificial Intelligence Platform – the way to display complex Reputation data, focusing attention on what matters to achieve perspective while preserving nuance.


Polecat raises $4.5m investment led by the Vice Chair of Blackstone, New York, managed by Grassy Creek Ventures.


Analyst recognition. Gartner recognised Polecat as ‘Cool Vendor’ and Forrester recognised Polecat in the ‘Vendor Landscape’ for Risk Management. Polecat also hit the front page of the Financial Times in November 2016, predicting the outcome of the Trump / Clinton Election.


Where Reputation is no longer a Risk. Polecat was acknowledged, by major global corporate CEO, for contributing to a $3bn improvement in company value over the period 2013-2017.


Polecat raises $14m investment led by Primepulse SE, Munich, supporting over €1bn in consolidated sales in 2018.

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