The power of Big data: Trend and reality from big data company founders

  • August 7, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Guys, big data is really hot. Big companies from Google, LinkedIn to Amazon are all leveraging big data to excel at their businesses. Of course, big data open a lot of doors for startup companies as well.

At our August unsexy startups meetup, we are inviting the hottest big-data startup founders to share with us their observation in the big data trend. They will also share with us how they build their big data companies.

We will stick to our standard format: Awesome talk + networking beer time with like-minded entrepreneurs.

We will start our networking time from 07:00pm, and 1st talk begins at 07:30pm


Speaker 1: PAUL JOYCE - Big Data is meaningless without communication

Paul is co-founder and CEO of Geckoboard, a London based SaaS company that makes it easy for any business to see all of their key metrics in one elegant real-time dashboard.

Geckoboard connects to popular web services out of the box and their API makes it easy for customers to include data from their own sources too. Geckoboard has a team of 12 people based in London supporting over 1,800 customers from around the world. They are backed by Index Ventures, SV Angels and other prestigious angel investors in Europe and Silicon valley.

Prior to starting Geckoboard Paul worked for financial institutions, designing and building data warehouses.

Speaker 2: BRUCE DURLING - Saving the World with Big Data.

Bruce is the CTO and co-founder of Mastodon C. He is also one of the co-founders of the London Clojurians and London Python Dojo.
He loves automating drudgery away with a script, learning a new language in GNU emacs and generally talking nonsense.

Mastodon C are agile big data specialists. Mastodon C offer the open source technology platform and the skills to help you realise that potential, and they do it all on zero carbon infrastructure.

Speaker 3: THOM LAWRENCE - What I learned about enterprise sales from watching Apocalypse Now

Thom is the CEO and co-founder of Delver, a natural language startup based in Sheffield, the Big Data Capital of The North. Or at least South Yorkshire.

Delver is a platform for natural language apps. They are making it dead simple to deploy Siri or Facebook Graph Search style natural language interfaces around your data on mobiles and over the web, and also inside enterprises.

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  • Fateh

    Great talk, great organization !

    August 9, 2013

  • Heinz K.

    Really enjoyed it. Very good speakers. Loved the film analogy.

    2 · August 8, 2013

  • Alex B.

    Great speakers with entertaining and informative presentations. I dock a third star for none of the talks being about Big Data so much as being talks from people who work with Big Data... but that still rounds up to 5/5 :-)

    August 8, 2013

  • Oleg K.

    Great meetup! Look forward to the next one. Where do I submit ideas for the next topic?

    August 8, 2013

  • Mike

    Cool location, well organised, great talks and beer too ! Woohoo ... 5 stars !

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Mert N.

    that was hot sexy meet up :) thanks to organizers..

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Thom L.

    Sorry we had to rush off to catch a train (especially to Bruce whose talk we missed), but thanks everyone for listening!

    4 · August 7, 2013

  • Yelena P.

    Thanks, all for joining us! Huge thanks to our speakers and sponsors! Let's do this again soon.

    3 · August 7, 2013

  • Gregory G.

    Making surgery better at @TouchSurgery labs. Interested in everything from design, data visualisation, 3D graphics, algorithms.

    2 · August 7, 2013

  • Nick P.

    Really wanted to come along, had a to cancel at the last, hope it goes really well! ;-)

    2 · August 6, 2013

  • David G.

    Can't make it as I'm away but please put the videos up, would have loved to see the talks!

    August 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Likewise, sadly I now have to be at another venue in West London so will unlikely be able to attend. Any Youtube/Vids would be great though.

      2 · August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am confused: an unsexy startups meet focusing on "the hot big data space" with talks from "the hottest big-data startup founders"?

    August 4, 2013

  • Andre P.

    Looking forward and, if pertinent, I'd suggest having the guys from They're doing a great job.

    July 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Andre. Do you have any connection at

      July 29, 2013

    • Andre P.

      Just emailed you!

      1 · July 29, 2013

  • Jean-Marc V.

    Looking forward to it!

    July 12, 2013

  • Yelena P.

    Hopefully people are around despite the summer holidays. Let's get together for some exciting big data conversations!

    July 10, 2013

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