Jeremy Howard (entrepreneur)
Jeremy Howard (born 1973) is a British-American data scientist.
Howard was born in London, United Kingdom, and moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1976. He attended Melbourne Grammar and studied philosophy at the University of Melbourne. He worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and at AT Kearney for nine years before founding FastMail.FM (an email provider), which he later sold to Opera Software, and Optimal Decisions Group (an insurance pricing optimization specialist), which he later sold to ChoicePoint.
Howard contributed to open source projects, particularly the Perl programming language, Cyrus IMAP server, and Postfix SMTP server. He helped develop the Perl language, as chair of the Perl6-data working group, and author of RFCs.
Kaggle was founded in April 2010, and received $11 million in Series A funding led by Khosla Ventures and Index Ventures. Howard first became involved with Kaggle after winning competitions involving tourism forecasting and predicting the success of grant applications. He became the president and chief scientist of Kaggle. Howard lives in San Francisco, California, where Kaggle is headquartered.
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- "Kaggle leaderboard for Tourism Forecasting Part One".
- "Kaggle leaderboard for Predicting Grant Applications".
- "Kaggle - Our Team".