Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Predictive Analytics And Novel Visualization Draw Customers To 'Must Have' Data

Anand Sanwal, CEO and Co-Founder of the data analytics company CB Insights tells the entrepreneur’s classic back story in a recent interview about what inspired him to co-found his company: he was in pain doing his job. “I used to work in American Express in their corporate ventures/M&A team. We used data from third parties and I never thought the data was very good for private companies. The UI and UX were terrible. The latency on the data was horrible. Worse, we’d make a bunch of money lending to small businesses at first, and then for whatever reason, all those gains from a few years get wiped out.” And so he set out to invent “a great mechanism to understand the health of private companies.”

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