Slideshow: Startups Have Big Interest in Big-Data


Big-data is on the minds of entrepreneurs and the venture capitalists who fund startup ventures. Here are a handful of some of the companies jumping in to do such things as taking all that unstructured data and structuring it.

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This is certainly not an exhaustive list, and we'll bring you a glimpse of even more in the coming weeks. The data in the slideshow is from multiple sources, including CB Insights.

Noreen Seebacher,

Noreen Seebacher, the Community Editor of Investor Uprising, has been a business journalist for more than 20 years. A New York City based writer and editor, she has worked for numerous print and online publications. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the New York Post, New York’s Daily News, The Detroit News, and the Pittsburgh Press. She co-edited five newsletters for Real Estate Media’s GlobeSt.com and served as the site's technology editor.

She also championed the commercial real estate beat at The Journal News, a Gannett publication in suburban New York City, and co-founded a Website focused on personal finance. Through her own company, Stasa Media, Noreen has produced reports, whitepapers, and internal publications for a number of Fortune 500 clients. When she's not writing, editing, or Web surfing, she relaxes in an 1875 Victorian with her husband and their five kids, four formerly homeless cats, and a dog.

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Re: Interesting collection
  • 8/1/2012 7:30:46 PM
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Thank you for sharing this.  Rather than just being a new advancement in technology, it is almost like witnessing a waking up from a dream where one realizes that the world isn't the way one thought it was.  Big Data is like that, in that it changes our perceptions. 

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  • 7/31/2012 10:57:57 PM
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Hi Noreen: This was an interesting read, thank you for sharing the list of startups. 

A lot of VC organizations are launching funds with a very sharp big data focus..Accel Partners launched a $100M big data fund, for example. I think the combined investment in big data startups was some $2.5 billion last year; clearly the analytics trend is here to stay.

Re: Interesting collection
  • 7/31/2012 6:06:47 PM
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Being startups, it would be interesting to see how they would leverage the power of big data in the most "creative" way possible. Thanks for sharing this Noreen

Re: Interesting collection
  • 7/31/2012 5:31:35 PM
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Does look like Big-Data is where the money is at least for the rest of 2012 and maybe 2013...databases, analytics, data management and reporting. Amazing how the venture capitalists are so timely in cashing out to the stock market as well. Often leaving the stocks to take a dip once they are happily gone.

Interesting collection
  • 7/31/2012 10:15:09 AM
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Hi Noreen, this is a good mix of companies with a big-data story to tell. It's especially interesting to me to see companies, like Splunk, whose origins pre-date the "big-data" label recast themselves as players in this market. I suppose that's only expected!

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