|Headquarters||Palo Alto, California|
|Key people||Gunnar Carlsson
(CEO & Co-Founder)
(VP of Research & Co-Founder)
|Services||Big Data Analytics|
Ayasdi is an enterprise software company that sells big data analytics technology to individuals looking to analyze high-dimensional, high volume data sets. Organizations and companies have used Ayasdi to uncover treatment for diseases, professional sports team analysis, pharmaceutical breakthroughs, and more.
Ayasdi was founded in 2008 by Gunnar Carlsson, Gurjeet Singh, and Harlan Sexton after 12 years of R&D at Stanford University. During the 12 years of R&D the founders received $1.25 million in DARPA and IARPA grants for "high-risk, high-payoff research". In 2012 Ayasdi landed a series A round of funding led by Floodgate Capital and Khosla Ventures for $10.25 million. On July 16, 2013 Ayasdi closed a $30.6 million in series B funding from Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), GE Ventures, and Citi Ventures.
Ayasdi Iris allows data experts to run topological data analysis on big data sets allowing them to answer unknown data questions. Ayasdi currently has over 20 customers using Iris in industries including oil & gas, financial services, life science, and the public sector.
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