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At least 18M open datasets exist today. Only 2.4M websites existed at Google’s launch in 1998. Open data holds great promise for society, and we think its impact should grow as quickly as its volume. We’ve built a platform where the world’s problem solvers can find and use a vast array of high-quality open data.

Some datasets will always be sensitive, some should only be shared with trusted collaborators, and others just aren’t ready to publish yet. We’ve built an environment where users’ private datasets are safe and access is entirely under their control.

Datasets are social objects, and open data platforms should reflect this. Social networking can accelerate and enhance data science by improving decision-making, knowledge transfer, problem-solving, and much more. We’ve built a community where conversation adds context to data and deep collaboration is the norm.

It should be easier to find, understand, and use data. We make data “meaningful” using Semantic Web technology. This improves data discovery and interoperability so people and machines can unlock its value faster. We’ve built a network where new datasets energize and enhance everything they connect to.

Team

Brett Hurt

CEO & Co-Founder

Matt Laessig

COO & Co-Founder

Jon Loyens

CPO & Co-Founder

Bryon Jacob

CTO & Co-Founder

Ariane Chan

General Counsel

Brandon Gadoci

Manager of Business Operations

Carolee Mitchell

Manager of User Operations

Joe Boutros

Director of Product Engineering

Alex Zelenak

Senior Product Designer

Len Fishman

Director of Business Development

Rob Grochowicz

Product Engineer

Shad Reynolds

Principal Product Engineer

Shawn Smith

Distinguished Engineer

Ian Greenleigh

Head of Brand

Lydia Guarino

Product Engineer

Triet Le

Senior Engineer

Dave Griffith

Principal Engineer

Mark DiMarco

Senior Product Engineer

Steve Verleye

Director of Engineering Operations

Rebecca Clay

Team Lead - User Support

Rafael Pereira

Director of Engineering

Adam McElwee

Senior Engineer

Sharon Brener

Senior Product Designer

Jonathan Ortiz

Data Scientist

Selene Arrazolo

Lead Data Analyst

Eric Capps

Senior Software Engineer

Investors

Advisors

Kirk Dando

Founder & CEO, Dando Advisors; Author, Predictive Leadership; business growth expert

Sam Burns

IT Director & doctoral candidate, The University of Texas at Austin - School of Information

Doug Ulman

President & CEO, Pelotonia; former President & CEO, LIVESTRONG Foundation

Dr. David K. Arctur

Research Scientist & Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin - School of Engineering, School of Geosciences, and School of Information

Sarah Laessig

Civil Service Commissioner; Commonwealth Scholarship Commissioner; Executive Advisor, London Business School

Gary Hoover

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, The University of Texas at Austin - Graduate School of Information

Peter Fader

Professor of Marketing, Wharton; Co-Director, Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative

Robert Hansen

CEO, OutsideIntel; former VP of Labs, WhiteHat Security; former CEO, SecTheory; former CEO, Falling Rock Networks

Chris Hyams

President, Indeed.com; former SVP of Product, Indeed.com; founder & former CEO, B-Side Entertainment

Seth Greenberg

CMO & Board Director, Bask; former CMO, LifeLock; former VP of Advertising, Brand & Digital Strategy, Intuit

Melissa Frugé

Chief Legal Officer, Spredfast; former SVP, General Counsel & Secretary, HomeAway

Andy Sernovitz

CEO, GasPedal; CEO, SocialMedia.org; Author, Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking

Jeff Mosler

Chief Services Officer, HomeAway; former GM, Global Outsourcing, UK & France Services, Amazon

Emily Brady

Principal, Brady PR; former Partner, McLean Public Relations

Anna Jarrard

Principal, Brady PR; former Manager of PR, Salesforce.com

Adam Zeplain

Board of Advisors at Soma Capital; Board of Directors at Broomly; Investor/Advisor