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Formerly called
Industry Dot-com
Founded 2007
Headquarters Seattle, Washington, United States
Products Social data discovery

Socrata is a company that provides cloud-based data visualization and analysis tools for opening government data. Originally called Blist, Socrata was founded in February 2007. Socrata targets non-technical Internet users who want to view and share government, healthcare, energy, education, or environment data. Its products are issued under a proprietary, closed, exclusive license.

Company history[edit]

Socrata is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA with offices in Washington, D.C. and London, U.K. It received an initial A round of venture capital funding of USD 6.5 million from Morgenthaler Ventures and Frazier Technology Ventures in February 2008.[1] The company received an $18 million series B funding round from OpenView Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, and Frazier Technology Partners, and In-Q-Tel on June 26, 2013, as well as a C Round of funding in late 2014.[2] [3]

Socrata launched at the DEMO 2008 conference and was previously known as Blist, an online software as a service database provider, before its Socrata name change on June 2, 2009.[4]


Socrata offers a free account for users to upload datasets in comma-separated values format. Users can download a dataset or access data via API.