Anthony Goldbloom

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Anthony Goldbloom
Anthony Goldbloom headshot.jpg
Born 1983
Melbourne, Australia
Residence San Francisco, California
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Occupation Founder and CEO of Kaggle

Anthony John Goldbloom (born 21 June 1983) is the founder and CEO of Kaggle, a Silicon Valley start-up which has used predictive modeling competitions to solve problems for NASA, Wikipedia,[1] Ford and Deloitte. Kaggle has improved the state of the art across a range of fields, including mapping dark matter [2] and HIV/AIDS research.[3] Kaggle has received considerable media attention since it first launched in February 2010, particularly following news that it had received $11.25 million in Series A funding from a round led by Khosla Ventures and Index Ventures. Goldbloom has been cited by Forbes Magazine as one of the 30 Under 30 in Technology,[4] profiled by Fast Company[5] as part of its 'Who's Next?' series and by the Sydney Morning Herald.[6] Goldbloom has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Independent and has appeared on the Science Show Catalyst.

Background[edit]

Goldbloom was born in Melbourne, Australia, and holds a first-class honours degree in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Melbourne. During high school, Goldbloom represented Australia in sailing, notably competing in the 2001 World Championships in Sydney in the 29er class. He began his career working in the economic modeling unit of Australia's Department of Treasury and later spent time in the Research department at the Reserve Bank of Australia. He conceived of the idea behind Kaggle while working as an intern at The Economist in London, where he was asked to write an article on the emerging area of "big data".

Goldbloom lives with his wife in San Francisco, California, where Kaggle is now headquartered.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zukerman, Wendy. "Kaggle contest aims to boost Wikipedia editors". New Scientist. 
  2. ^ Rhodes, Jason. "Competition Shines Light on Dark Matter". White House Blog. 
  3. ^ Goldbloom, Anthony (19 April 2012). "Winning in Real Time". The Economist Ideas Blog. 
  4. ^ "30 Under 30 in Technology". Forbes. 
  5. ^ Dizik, Alina. "Kaggle's Anthony Goldbloom Helps Companies Crunch Data With Crowdsourcing For Quant Geniuses". Fast Company. 
  6. ^ Moses, Asher (4 November 2011). "From Bondi to the big bucks: the 28-year-old who’s making data science a sport". Sydney Morning Herald. 

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