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.) (Jun 2019)82(+7%)

Key People/Management at data.world

Brett Hurt

Brett Hurt

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Matt Laessig

Matt Laessig

COO & Co-Founder
Bryon Jacob

Bryon Jacob

CTO & Co-Founder
Jon Loyens

Jon Loyens

Chief Product Officer and Cofounder
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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, 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?

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How to fight data bias with smart hires

Photo by Muhd Asyraaf on UnsplashAlgorithms are only as good as the data that feeds them. Data scientists are deeply familiar with the impact of GIGO (garbage in, garbage out), where messy inaccuracies, fragmented data, and the like result in poor analysis. But fairness, inclusion, and bias in the d…

3 ways to find out what your data people aren’t telling you

Photo by rawpixel on UnsplashThis is Part 5 in a series about Collective Data Empowerment. If you want to get the whole series and accompanying tools in an ebook, go here.So, you’re a data executive. You’re on a mission to build a data-driven culture. You spend your days leading organizational chang…

Finding your way with Collective Data Empowerment

Photo by John Westrock on UnsplashThis is Part 4 in a series about Collective Data Empowerment.You are in a dark forest. Above, the dense canopy of limbs and leaves hides the sun’s position. Your phone died miles ago. Animals cry in the distance as you strain to listen for highway sounds that will l…

Visual analytics expert Andy Cotgreave on why analytics teams need liberal arts, why Chief Data…

Visual analytics expert Andy Cotgreave on why analytics teams need liberal arts, why Chief Data Officers fail, skills diversity, and moreClick above for my full video interview with Ann Jackson“But now we’ve realized that, well hang on, if you’re gonna build a driverless car, how does the car intera…

Analytics evangelist Ann Jackson on being the voice of data, overcoming imposter syndrome, and…

Analytics evangelist Ann Jackson on being the voice of data, overcoming imposter syndrome, and setting aside intuitionClick above for my full video interview with Ann JacksonAnn Jackson popped onto my radar when several colleagues shared her blog post “Aiming for data-driven? Don’t forget the people…

16 patterns you see in pre-data-driven companies

Photo by dylan nolte on UnsplashThis is Part 3 in a series about Collective Data Empowerment.Think about a challenge your company faces. Who among your colleagues knows the most about it? Who has the most experience with it? Who feels its weight every day? They probably aren’t all analysts and data …
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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 82 employees.

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  • 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.

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    data.world has 1 office.