data.world is building the most meaningful, collaborative, and abundant data resource in the world.

Profile

Founders

Brett Hurt, CEO

Bryon Jacob, CTO

Matt Laessig, COO

Jon Loyens, CPO

Established

2015

Headquarters

Austin, TX

About data.world

data.world is a platform that helps people who work with data solve problems faster by creating new ways to discover easily, prep quickly, and collaborate deeply.

The Founding Story

data.world’s founding team has repeatedly predicted and accelerated massive societal and technological movements.

CEO Brett Hurt helped pioneer web analytics in 1999 with Coremetrics (acquired by IBM). Starting in 2005, he played a pivotal role in the emergence of social data with Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ: BV), which today reaches over 700 million people around the world with its user-generated content.

Hurt is joined by three key HomeAway executives who helped define the early sharing economy:

Bryon Jacob, data.world co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, is a veteran of Amazon, Trilogy, and former Principal Architect at HomeAway with deep expertise in shaping technology and product vision.

Matt Laessig, data.world co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, brings extensive experience in growing internet and technology businesses as both an entrepreneur and prior business executive at HomeAway and Bazaarvoice.

Jon Loyens, data.world co-founder and Chief Product Officer, has spent his career as an engineering and product leader for both consumer-facing and enterprise companies, most recently serving as Vice President of Engineering at HomeAway.