The company is based in San Francisco and Toronto, which has seen co-founder Albert Lai doing a lot of traveling.
The problem of measuring and understanding behavior within social networks is still generally unsolved. There are no ready-to-go analytics packages as you would expect and the problem is only going to keep growing in coming years. I am placing long bets on Kontagent.
I can’t wait to see Kontagent grow in the next few years. Perhaps even Rick will pull up a lawn chair, open a beer, and watch the game.
Kontagent is the leading viral analytics platform for social network application developers. The Kontagent platform has been built from the ground up to provide deep social data visualization and analysis that delivers actionable insights delivered via a hosted, on-demand service.
The Kontagent platform works directly with the Facebook API, and will soon support OpenSocial and the MySpace platform. Kontagent was founded in 2007 by serial entrepreneurs Albert Lai/CEO (5th startup, most recently founder/CEO of BubbleShare) and Jeffrey Tseng/CTO (2nd startup, most recently founder of Aevena) . The company is headquartered in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California with a presence in downtown Toronto, Ontario.