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About Sonar

Sonar develops coding software. It enables developers and development teams to write clean code and remediate existing code. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Route de Pre-Bois 1

Geneva, 1214,



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Sonar Patents

Sonar has filed 21 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • intercontinental ballistic missiles
  • short-range ballistic missiles
  • vehicle law
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Latest Sonar News

Sonar Appoints New Chief Human Resources Officer

Jan 31, 2024

Clarissa O’Connell is joining Sonar with more than two decades of experience driving human capital programs and initiatives. Image: Shutterstock Sonar has announced the appointment of Clarissa O’Connell as its new chief human resources officer. The company, which is headquartered in Switzerland with an office in Austin, provides organizations with solutions for achieving and sustaining a clean code state. Bringing more than two decades of experience to Sonar, O’Connell will be based in Austin upon joining the team. She most recently served as SVP of People at ClearDATA. Before her tenure there, she established the human resources department at In her new role as CHRO, O’Connell’s responsibilities will include leading Sonar’s recruiting, employee training and people and culture management. Sonar’s technology works to help developers write consistent, intentional, adaptable and responsible code. This clean code can in turn produce software that is maintainable, reliable and secure. The company’s goal is to ensure development teams can spend less time fixing issues and more time innovating.

Jan 24, 2024

Sonar Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Sonar founded?

    Sonar was founded in 2008.

  • Where is Sonar's headquarters?

    Sonar's headquarters is located at Route de Pre-Bois 1, Geneva.

  • What is Sonar's latest funding round?

    Sonar's latest funding round is Unattributed VC.

  • How much did Sonar raise?

    Sonar raised a total of $457M.

  • Who are the investors of Sonar?

    Investors of Sonar include Insight Partners, Advent International, General Catalyst and Permira.

  • Who are Sonar's competitors?

    Competitors of Sonar include Aikido Security and 8 more.


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