data science

  • How To Stem The Global Shortage Of Data Scientists Crunch Network

    How To Stem The Global Shortage Of Data Scientists

    Data scientist might be considered the “sexiest job of the 21st century,” with many companies eager to hire data science talent. But 20 years ago the term was barely used, save for a few academic articles. Even a decade ago, explaining data science to employers was challenging. Few people understood the value of a skill set that combines computer science, statistics, operations… Read More

  • Why Decision Science Matters Crunch Network

    Why Decision Science Matters

    Nearly everyone is familiar with the DirecTV commercials in which actor Rob Lowe and NFL quarterbacks Eli Manning and Tony Romo appear as unflattering alter-egos of themselves — “peaked in high school” Rob Lowe, “bad comedian” Eli Manning, “artsy craftsy” Tony Romo, etc. The burgeoning adoption of data science in companies like Uber, Netflix and… Read More

  • Apixio’s New Iris Platform Uses Your Doctor’s Notes To Derive Insights

    Apixio’s New Iris Platform Uses Your Doctor’s Notes To Derive Insights

    Data science applications for healthcare are finally trying to catch up to the rest of the world, with one new effort coming from six-year-old Apixio in San Mateo, CA. This morning, the company is launching a cognitive computing platform called Iris that derives insights from clinical data and other information in the health system. More specifically, Iris uses a powerful data… Read More

  • Periscope Data Raises $9.5M Led By DFJ To Build Its “Tableau For Data Scientists”

    Periscope Data Raises $9.5M Led By DFJ To Build Its “Tableau For Data Scientists”

    As data scientists continue to become an ever-prominent part of the IT team in any business (not just tech businesses), we’re seeing the emergence of more products and services that are built to cater specifically to them. Periscope Data is a startup that has built a platform for data scientists to create fast but highly detailed and customised visualisations — think Tableau, but… Read More

  • DataCamp Gets $1M Seed Round To Develop Data Science Learning Platform

    DataCamp Gets $1M Seed Round To Develop Data Science Learning Platform

    DataCamp wants to teach data science skills to a generation of people, and it got a million in seed money to continue developing its online data-science learning platform. The round was led by Chris Lynch at Accomplice, an early stage venture capital firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company had raised $300,000 in seed money previously DataCamp is not unlike coding bootcamps such… Read More

  • YC Grad Yhat Scores $1.5M In Second Seed Round

    YC Grad Yhat Scores $1.5M In Second Seed Round

    When Yhat, the company that has developed solutions to help organize data scientist teams, graduated from the Y Combinator, winter 2015 class, the founders had a goal to raise a million dollars to keep growing the company when they returned to New York. They may have aimed too low.  The team actually was able to raise $1.5 million in their oversubscribed round, thanks to the interest in… Read More

  • Publisher Schibsted Nabs Twitter Analytics Manager To Be Its Head Of Data Science

    Publisher Schibsted Nabs Twitter Analytics Manager To Be Its Head Of Data Science

    As traditional publishers continue to look for the best way forward in a rapidly changing media landscape dominated by web giants like Google and Facebook and newer platforms like mobile, Scandinavia’s Schibsted Media Group has landed a prize bird from the Twitter flock to lead its data science efforts. Adam Kinney, who had been the head of Twitter’s data analytics operations… Read More

  • The Reinvention Of Medicine: Dr. Algorithm V0-7 And Beyond Crunch Network

    The Reinvention Of Medicine: Dr. Algorithm V0-7 And Beyond

    Editor’s note: Vinod Khosla is an entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of Khosla Ventures, which is focused on impactful sustainable energy and information technology investments. The “practice of medicine” developed through tradition, and the experiential evolution of best practices with small-scale medical research studies can be substantially improved through… Read More

  • DataFox Pushes Its Business Intelligence Service Into Beta

    DataFox Pushes Its Business Intelligence Service Into Beta

    Last week at Disrupt SF, DataFox pitched what it called a “predictive intelligence” service, aimed at bringing a wealth of data concerning corporations — their landmarks, hiring trends, funding and valuation — to everyone. For a deep dive into how the product works, who is on the founding team, and what it costs, TechCrunch has you covered. Today the company dropped… Read More

  • Three Marks Of Real Data Science Crunch Network

    Three Marks Of Real Data Science

    As a venture investor looking to invest in data-driven companies, telling real data science apart from pseudo science is difficult, but it’s critically important. Investing in a data science application company won’t deliver long-term returns if the company uses quackery. Read More