About Us

We are a group of practical idealists who believe that applied properly, data can be used to solve the world's biggest problems.

Staff


Paul Duan

Paul specializes in fraud detection, people analytics and terrible puns. Formerly Data Scientist at Eventbrite. His previous work has been featured in the WSJ, Kaggle and Healthcare Data Consortium. He enjoys IMAX movies, outlandish thought experiments, and being French.

Paul Duan

Founder, President

Eric Liu

Eric was a venture capitalist at Thomvest Ventures, where he invested in data science companies. He is known for his DJ skills in Google Calendar and an unexplainable passion for rap, beats, and R&B.

Eric Liu

Founder, US Executive Director

Everett Wetchler

Former Senior Software Engineer at Google.org and VP of Engineering at Kensho Finance, Everett's main passions in life are empowering people and ice cream, in no particular order.

Everett Wetchler

CTO

Stephan Gabler

Stephan was a data scientist and software engineer at Patience.io, a Berlin-based startup. He is a computational neuroscientist by training and holds a MA from the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience. In his spare time Stephan doubles as a swing dancer and rock climber extraordinaire, talents he hopes to fuse some day.

Stephan Gabler

Data Science | France

Mehdi Jamei

Mehdi holds a PhD in EECS at UC Berkeley and a passion for breadmaking and coffee brewing. He also has a reputation for going up any hills or mountains nearby.

Mehdi Jamei

Data Science

Stephanie Desnogues

Stephanie has previously worked in startups, NGOs, the United Nations and consulting in France, USA, Mexico, Italy and India. She finds thrilling to act on stage, work on improving the world and savor a good baguette.

Stephanie Desnogues

Innovation | France

Alex Nisnevich

Alex is a computational linguist by training and holds an MS from UC Berkeley. He builds probabilistic models by day and plays keyboards in a punk band by night. If he were any kind of monkey, he'd be a titi monkey (Simia personatus).

Alex Nisnevich

Data Science

Kirtan Upadhyaya

Kirtan was Director of Partnerships for Free Ventures, a technology nonprofit incubator, and ran product at Decisive Health. He has a passion for politics and gleaming flawless hair.

Kirtan Upadhyaya

Partnerships

Florian Jourda

Florian was the first engineer at Box, which he helped grow to 1300 employees in the 8 years he worked there. He has the strongest French accent in the team, he can sometimes be found dancing in pink spandex.

Florian Jourda

Product Management | France

Pascal Corpet

Pascal started programming when he was 8 and never really stopped, or just briefly to get some sleep. Before joining the team he was a Staff Software Engineer at Google where he was known for leading by example. He is fond of kids (he has many), and commutes on rollerblades.

Pascal Corpet

Software Development | France

Emmanuel Ye

Emmanuel was previously at LGT Impact Ventures in China. He wants to combine finance and tech to create positive social impact. He is passionated by startups, AI, blockchain and cool things.

Emmanuel Ye

Project | France

Max Kornblith

Max comes from a background in business analytic software, public sector consulting, and obscure social theory. He moved to the Bay Area for the atmosphere and stayed for the avocados.

Max Kornblith

Project Development

Volunteers


Oliver Zahn

Oliver Zahn is currently the Executive Director of Cosmology and Data Science at UC Berkeley

Oliver Zahn

Nihar Bhupalam

Currently Product Manager, Google Play at Google, Nihar has previously also worked as Lead Data Scientist at Salesforce and as an algorithmic trader and a consultant for the Chicago Bulls

Nihar Bhupalam

Adrien Montcoudiol

Living between San Francisco and Paris. He enjoys surfing, even though it was easier to practice in California than on Seine. Adrien is currently a Growth Marketing Manager at Molotov TV.

Adrien Montcoudiol

Advisory Board


Kevin Hartz

CEO, Eventbrite

Kevin Hartz

Chief Executive Officer, Eventbrite

Pek Lum

Former Chief Data Scientist, Ayasdi

Pek Lum

Former Chief Data Scientist, Ayasdi

Swati Mylavarapu

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

Swati Mylavarapu

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

David Beyer

Founder, Chartio and Investor at Amplify Partners

David Beyer

Founder, Chartio and Investor at Amplify

Brandon Ballinger

Healthcare.gov and Founder, Sift Science

Brandon Ballinger

Healthcare.gov and Founder, Sift Science

Jonathan Hsu

Head of Data Science, Social+Capital

Jonathan Hsu

Head of Data Science, Social Capital

Benjamin Tseng

Vice President of Product and Business Development, Yik Yak

Benjamin Tseng

Vice President of Product, Yik Yak

Matt McLaughlin

Managing Director, Acres New York

Matt McLaughlin

Managing Director, Acres New York

Nick VanWagner

Global Head Of Insight, Linkedin

Nick VagWagner

Global Head Of Insight, Linkedin

Governance Board


Zac Townsend

Founder, Standard Treasury (YC S13)

Zac Townsend

Founder, Standard Treasury (YC S13)

Kate Courteau

Director of Nonprofits, YC

Kate Courteau

Director of Nonprofits, YC

Corey Marshall

Director of Splunk4Good, Splunk

Corey Marshall

Director of Splunk4Good, Splunk