Jeff Hammerbacher

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Jeff Hammerbacher is a data scientist as well as formerly chief scientist and cofounder at Cloudera.[1][2] In addition he was formerly on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.[3][4]

Prior to co-founding Cloudera, Jeff led the data team at Facebook. Jeff Hammerbacher was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Accel Partners immediately prior to joining Cloudera. Jeff worked as a quantitative analyst on Wall Street. He earned his bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Harvard University.[citation needed]

Hammerbacher and his wife Halle invested in Bitcoin back in 2013. Few years later in 2017 they discovered the investment of $800 yielded them $17000. The couple donated the investment to a cancer hospital in South Carolina.[5] [6]

Hammerbacher has been featured for his work in Forbes,[7] Fast Company , MIT Technology Review,[8] Harvard Business Review,[9] NY Times,[3] Bloomberg BusinessWeek[10][11] and others.[12]

He has been quoted saying, "The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks.”[13] about product and engineering talents being employed in masses by companies such as Google and Facebook to work on advertising-related algorithms.


  1. ^ "Why Data God Jeffrey Hammerbacher Left Facebook To Found Cloudera". Fast Company. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  2. ^ "Management Team". Cloudera. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  3. ^ a b Lohr, Steve (2015-03-07). "On the Case at Mount Sinai, It's Dr. Data". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  4. ^ "Jeff Hammerbacher - The Mount Sinai Hospital". The Mount Sinai Hospital. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  5. ^ "Couple Who Invested in Bitcoin at $800 Donate Everything to Cancer Hospital". Fortune. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  6. ^ Farr, Christina (2017-12-12). "This power couple bought bitcoin in 2013, and just donated all their gains to a cancer hospital". CNBC. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  7. ^ "#2 Jeff Hammerbacher, Chief Scientist, Cloudera and DJ Patil, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Greylock Ventures - In Photos: Tim O'Reilly: The World's 7 Most Powerful Data Scientists". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  8. ^ "Innovator Under 35: Jeff Hammerbacher, 28". MIT Technology Review. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  9. ^ "Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century". Harvard Business Review. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  10. ^ "Best Tech Young Entrepreneurs 2010".
  11. ^ "This Tech Bubble Is Different". BloombergView. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  12. ^ "Cloudera's Jeff Hammerbacher on the ugly underbelly of Silicon Valley's startup culture". Pando. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  13. ^ Vance, Ashlee (2011-04-14). "This Tech Bubble Is Different". Retrieved 2017-08-29.