Our Mission

Unleashing the Power of Government Data to Improve Society

What we do

Socrata is the market leader in Cloud-based Data Democratization solutions for Government (CDDG). Socrata provides a software-as-a-service (SaaS) data platform and cloud applications exclusively for city, county, state and federal government organizations, allowing government data to be discoverable, usable, and actionable for government knowledge workers and the citizens they serve.

Government programs generate massive amounts of data, but the vast majority of it is locked away in hard-to-access data silos. Socrata allows for unprecedented data access to dramatically impact the effectiveness of government programs, whether aimed at improving quality of life for citizens, establishing sustainable impact on local economies, or achieving excellence in government operations.

Socrata CDDG solutions are designed and purpose-built to meet strict government standards. Socrata technology is optimized on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector cloud and delivered using the exclusive Socrata Blueprint Methodology, based on Socrata’s deep experience and expertise.

Socrata delivers unprecedented data-driven innovation and cost-savings for hundreds of public sector leaders and millions of their constituents around the world.

A brief history

CEO Kevin Merritt founded Socrata in 2007 with the goal of creating a cloud platform that enables public sector organizations to easily manage and share their data. This platform would make the data accessible to anyone with a web connection, while also giving them the power to visualize and analyze the data with ease.

Socrata continues to build on its original concept, offering products that enable researchers, public policy experts, entrepreneurs, and busy citizens alike to better understand and make use of public sector services. It also continues to expand — developing and releasing new services that address key challenges faced by many organizations, such as performance measurement and financial accountability.

Our main office is located in Seattle’s International District, alongside many other innovative tech companies. Thanks to our lively team and location, Socrata has developed a strong office culture. We have traditions like “Socrata Lunch” on Thursdays, triathlon challenges, and Friday happy hour (complete with Nerf battles). Simply put, we are people who love what we do.

Our leadership team

  • Saf Rabah
  • Chief Product Officer
  • Jackie Golden
  • Senior Vice President of Customer Success
  • Robin Jones
  • SVP Marketing and Business Development
  • Deep Dhillon
  • Chief Data Scientist
  • Kevin Merritt
  • Founder & CEO
  • Dan Wassel
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • James Pratt
  • Vice President of People Operations

Our advisors

  • Susan Carstensen
  • Director
  • Scott Darling
  • Director
  • Scott Maxwell
  • Director
  • Bob Runge
  • Director
  • Bill Bryant
  • Advisor
  • Francois Steiger
  • Advisor
  • David Eaves
  • Advisor
  • Jai Das
  • Director
  • Brett Goldstein
  • Advisor
  • David Spielfogel
  • Advisor

Our investors