data.world

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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.

TypePrivate
Founded2015
HQAustin, US
Websitedata.world

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2020)103(+11%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at data.world

Brett Hurt

Brett Hurt

CEO & Co-Founder
Matt Laessig

Matt Laessig

COO & Co-Founder
Bryon Jacob

Bryon Jacob

CTO & Co-Founder
Jon Loyens

Jon Loyens

CPO & Co-Founder
Ariane Chan

Ariane Chan

General Counsel
Amy Niemann

Amy Niemann

Vice President of Client Services
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data.world Office Locations

data.world has an office in Austin
Austin, US (HQ)
7000 N Mopac Expy #425
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data.world Financials and Metrics

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data.world's latest funding round in September 2018 was reported to be $12 m. In total, data.world has raised $44.7 m
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data.world acquires Capsenta to boost knowledge graph and data virtualization capabilities

AUSTIN, Texas, June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- data.world today announced that it has acquired Capsenta to enable businesses to securely access, view, and work with on-premises databases in the cloud. Capsenta's patented knowledge graph virtualization and modeling technologies create online, bus…

Data.world, the Github for Big Data, Wants To Create Positive Impact By Making Data Available To All

While data is commonly regarded as the new oil, increasing criticism of data-hungry tech giants has led to questions being asked about who benefits from big data. Is it only the chose few, market-dominating tech giants, or can big data be used as a force for good?

data.world Blogs

The high stakes and staggering opportunity of data-driven culture

Credit: John Cobb on UnsplashThis is Part 2 in a series about Collective Data Empowerment.The world looks different from an airplane window. You notice things you can’t see from the ground: the way power lines cut across remote terrain, how rivers intersect and shape communities, the tidy grids that…

Two incredible years at data.world

On July 11 we celebrated the second year anniversary of data.world’s launch. We had a great time at SPiN in the first ever OWL Cup (the ping-pong championship) during the same week as the World Cup in the finals. It was a real upset, and you should ask us about it (as well as why OWL is all in caps)…

You can't build a data-driven culture without your hidden data workforce

You can’t build a data-driven culture without your hidden data workforcePhoto by Jose Murillo on UnsplashThis is Part 1 in a series about Collective Data Empowerment.We’re on the edge of what could be the biggest multiplier in data productivity yet: the shift from Selective Data Empowerment to Colle…

What do The Matrix and data sharing have in common?

It’s the question that drives us.I know why you’re here, Neo. I know what you’ve been doing. I know why you hardly sleep, why you live alone, and why night after night, you sit at your computer. You’re looking for him. I know, because I was once looking for the same thing. And when he found me, he t…

Why you should distribute "data narratives" along with your data

Why you should distribute “data narratives” alongside your dataPhoto by Andrey Larin on UnsplashWelcome to another edition of our new series of micro-interviews, in which we ask a fascinating data person a single question about modern data teamwork.Here’s what we asked Ella Hilal, Ph. D, Director of…

Data: TED Talks ranked by persuasiveness, moral content, laughs, narcissism, and more

Owen Temple (@owentemple) was curious: What makes some TED Talks so persuasive?To get his answer, he applied Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to metadata and transcripts of all posted TED Talks and published Words of Persuasion: Text Predictors of Persuasive TED Talks.I found that th…
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data.world Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was data.world founded?

    data.world was founded in 2015.

  • Who are data.world key executives?

    data.world's key executives are Brett Hurt, Matt Laessig and Bryon Jacob.

  • How many employees does data.world have?

    data.world has 103 employees.

  • Who are data.world competitors?

    Competitors of data.world include Enigma Technologies, Vera Solutions and OpenSignal.

  • Where is data.world headquarters?

    data.world headquarters is located at 7000 N Mopac Expy #425, Austin.

  • Where are data.world offices?

    data.world has an office in Austin.

  • How many offices does data.world have?

    data.world has 1 office.