Data analysis for developing countries

LOCATION San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 5 and 10

# OF ENGINEERS Less than 5





TAGS Analytics, Big Data, SaaS, Governments, YC Winter 2016

What do we do?

We build powerful analysis software that developing countries use to confront some of the greatest challenges facing humanity.

Our software is being used to optimize the delivery of vaccines to millions of children, allocate aid in one of the largest humanitarian emergencies in the world, and to coordinate a health system serving 100 million people.

And we’re just getting started.

Why join us?

- Write software that saves lives.
- Solve problems affecting entire countries and hundreds of millions of people. 
- Travel the world and see the impact of your work.
- We have a $1.75 million pilot and we’re growing in an $89 billion market. 
- Be one of our first engineers, grow and lead a team.

Technical challenges

- Figuring out how to import data for an entire country
- Building a disease outbreak surveillance system to help countries rapidly detect and respond to global health emergencies
- Enabling real-time, cross-border data sharing between countries in large-scale crises
- Building capabilities that can predict a wide range of humanitarian crises ahead of time
- Build powerful analytical tools that can perform a wide range of arbitrary queries: e.g. view the spread of disease in a country, determine if hiring more staff actually improves health outcomes, determine if availability of electricity and internet reduce the spread of infectious disease, and much more.

Our Founders

Ian Webster


Founded Asterank, acquired by Planetary Resources. Eng lead at Room 77, acquired by Google. Worked on local search quality at Google.

Jonathan Stambolis


Jonathan previously led Palantir's engagement with international organizations like the United Nations. He is a diplomat who represented Australia at the UN and served as an Adviser to current Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon.

Our tech stack

  • Python
  • React
  • Numpy
  • Druid
  • Javascript
  • Flask
  • Hadoop

Our investors

  • Peter Thiel
  • FF Angel
  • Omidyar Network
  • 500 Startups
  • Y Combinator