• Data Driven NYC #74 (A FirstMark Event)

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    Our speakers this month include: • A fireside chat with Solmaz Shahalizadeh, VP of Data Science & Engineering at Shopify (Best-in-class e-commerce software) Shopify, based in Ottawa, Canada, is a $30B public company (NYSE: SHOP). Prior to going public, Shopify raised $253M from FirstMark, Bessemer Venture Partners, and others. • Paul Dix, Co-Founder & CTO, Influx Data (open source time series database) Influx, based in SF, has raised $120M from Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, and others. Mike Murchison, Co-Founder & CEO, Ada (next-generation AI chatbot) Ada, based in Toronto, has raised $16.6M from FirstMark, Bessemer Venture Partners, and others. • Fangjin Yang, Co-Founder & CEO, Imply (real-time analytics solution based on Apache Druid) Imply, based in SF, has raised $15.3M from Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures, and others.

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  • Data Driven NYC #73 (A FirstMark Event)

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    Our speakers this month include: • A fireside chat with Zach Perret, Founder & CEO of Plaid (unicorn tech platform enabling startups and large enterprises to build innovative financial services and applications) Plaid, based in SF, has raised $309M from Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Index Ventures, NEA, GV, BoxGroup, Spark Capital, and others. • Benn Stancil, Founder & Chief Analytics Officer of Mode (a collaborative platform designed for people who work on the frontier of data analysis) Mode, based in SF, has raised $46.4M from Foundation Capital, REV, Valor Equity Partners, Switch Ventures, and others. • Apoorv Agarwal, Founder & CEO of Text IQ (AI for sensitive information) Text IQ based in NYC, has raised $2.5M from Floodgate.

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  • Data Driven NYC #72 (A FirstMark Event)

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    "Special NYC seed". The NYC data startup ecosystem is very vibrant, and this month we are showcasing some up-and-coming seed companies. This month's speakers include: • Tim Delisle, Founder & CEO, Datalogue (Using AI to automate data preparation) Datalogue, based in NYC, has raised $2.8M from Flybridge Capital Partners, Bloomberg Beta, Big Red Ventures, and others. • Olivier Zimmer and Yarden Horwitz, Co-Founders, Spate (Using consumer behavior signals and machine intelligence to identify new trends) Spate, based in NYC, has raised an undisclosed amount from Y Combinator. • Sanjay Jain, Founder & CEO, Seva (a unified search platform that helps knowledge workers discover and organize the information they need at work) Seva, based in NYC, has raised $2.4M from Avalon Ventures. • Gideon Mendels, Co-Founder & CEO, Comet.ml (Track code, experiments, and results on ML projects) Comet.ml, based in NYC, has raised $2.3M from Trilogy Equity Partners. • Hazem Dawani, CEO, Predata (condenses data sources into unified signals for geopolitical risk) Predata, based in NYC, has raised $3.3M+ from Edison Partners and others. -------- For early access to events, exclusive content, and additional resources for the Data Driven community, sign up for our mailing list here (http://firstmarkcap.us7.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=bef1ee93f6f3552f43730b33e&id=7e57307c6e). -------- EVENT TIMELINE: 5:45pm- 6:15pm: Pre-event networking 6:15pm-8:15pm: Talks 8:15pm-9pm: Drinks and networking. Please arrive early to guarantee admission. ***NOTE*** Due to Moody's security requirements, if you do not RSVP before 11am on the day of, we cannot guarantee your admission since Moody's requests the list by noon on the day of. ***NOTE***

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  • Data Driven NYC #71 (A FirstMark Event)

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    Our speakers this month include: • Martin Casado, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz (premier Silicon Valley VC firm) Andreessen Horowitz, based in Menlo Park, has invested in companies such as Instagram, Dollar Shave Club, Okta, and others. • Ben Uretsky, Founder & CEO, DigitalOcean (Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service) DigitalOcean, based in NYC, has raised $305.4M to date from Andreessen Horowitz, IA Ventures, Access Technology Ventures, and others. • Sean Gourley, Founder & CEO, Primer AI (Automating the analysis of very large datasets through ML) Primer AI, based in SF, has raised $54.7M to date from Lux Capital, DCVC, Avalon Ventures and others. • Justin Borgman, Founder & CEO, Starburst Data (SQL-on-Anything analytics platform) Starburst Data, based in Boston, was originally part of Teradata (NYSE: TDC), a $5B+ market cap public company, but spunoff in 2018. -------- For early access to events, exclusive content, and additional resources for the Data Driven community, sign up for our mailing list here (http://firstmarkcap.us7.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=bef1ee93f6f3552f43730b33e&id=7e57307c6e). -------- EVENT TIMELINE: 5:45pm- 6:15pm: Pre-event networking 6:15pm-8:15pm: Talks 8:15pm-9pm: Drinks and networking. Please arrive early to guarantee admission. ***NOTE*** Due to Moody's security requirements, if you do not RSVP before 11am on the day of, we cannot guarantee your admission since Moody's requests the list by noon on the day of. ***NOTE***

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  • Data Driven NYC #70 (A FirstMark Event)

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    Our speakers this month include: • A fireside chat with Heads of Data Science at top hedge funds: - Matt Ober, Chief Data Scientist, Third Point LLC (hedge fund with ~$17.5B+ assets under management) - Alex Izydorczyk, Head of Data Science, Coatue (hedge fund with $15B+ assets under management) • Antoine Boulanger & Daniel Chia, Senior Engineering Manager & Senior Software Engineer on Google's Spanner team (Google's scalable, multi-version, globally-distributed, and synchronously-replicated database) Spanner is Google's globally distributed NewSQL database. • Dillon Erb, Founder & CEO of Paperspace (A high-performance cloud computing & ML development platform for building, training and deploying machine learning models) Paperspace, based in Brooklyn, has raised $21.5M from Y Combinator, Initialized Capital, Battery Ventures, and others. -------- For early access to events, exclusive content, and additional resources for the Data Driven community, sign up for our mailing list here (http://firstmarkcap.us7.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=bef1ee93f6f3552f43730b33e&id=7e57307c6e). -------- EVENT TIMELINE: 5:45pm- 6:00pm: Pre-event networking 6:00pm-8:15pm: Talks 8:15pm-9pm: Drinks and networking. Please arrive early to guarantee admission. ***NOTE*** Due to Moody's security requirements, if you did not RSVP before 11am on the day of, we cannot guarantee your admission since Moody's requests the list by noon on the day of. ***NOTE***

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  • Data Driven NYC #69 (A FirstMark Event)

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    Our speakers this month include: • Nick Rockwell, CTO, New York Times (One of the world's largest and most widely read newspapers) The New York Times, based in New York, is a $4B public company (NYSE: NYT) and has acquired 11 companies, the most recent being The Wirecutter in 2016. • Anant Bhardwaj, Founder & CEO, Instabase (Platform for automation of complex data operations) Instabase, based in San Francisco, has raised $27M from Greylock, Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, and others. • Dennis Mortensen, Founder & CEO, x.ai (AI for scheduling) x.ai, based in New York, has raised $44.3M from FirstMark, Work-Bench, Lerer Hippeau, Softbank, and others. • Allon Bloch, Founder & CEO, K Health (AI-powered primary care platform) K Health, based in New York, has raised $44M from Mangrove Capital Partners, Primary Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and others. -------- For early access to events, exclusive content, and additional resources for the Data Driven community, sign up for our mailing list here (http://firstmarkcap.us7.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=bef1ee93f6f3552f43730b33e&id=7e57307c6e). -------- EVENT TIMELINE: 5:45pm- 6:00pm: Pre-event networking 6:00pm-8:15pm: Talks 8:15pm-9pm: Drinks and networking. Please arrive early to guarantee admission. ***NOTE*** Due to Moody's security requirements, if you did not RSVP before 11am on the day of, we cannot guarantee your admission since Moody's requests the list by noon on the day of. ***NOTE***

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  • Data Driven NYC #68 (A FirstMark Event)

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    Our speakers this month include: • Hicham Oudghiri, Co-Founder and CEO, Enigma (Leader in transforming disparate, tabular data into rich representations of real-world relationships) Enigma, based in NYC, has raised $129M from Comcast Ventures, NEA, Two Sigma Ventures, and others. • Dileep George, Co-Founder, Vicarious (Using AI & the power of the human brain to develop general intelligence of robots) Vicarious, based in SF, has raised $122M from Good Ventures, Formation 8, and Khosla Ventures. • Robert Moore, Co-Founder and CEO, Crossbeam (Collaborative intelligence platform allowing B2B companies to securely share their data & partner more effectively) Robert is a seasoned entrepreneur who has also founded two other companies, Stitch and RJMetrics, the latter of which raised $23M in venture capital from SV Angel, Lerer Hippeau, and Uncork Capital. • Zach Sherman & Ben Johnson, Co-founders, Timber (Leader in a new kind of cloud-based logging system designed for applications and developers) Timber, based in NYC, has raised $2.3M from FirstMark Capital, Notation Capital, and others. -------- Our friends @DataEngConf have provided us with a special offer for DataEngConf NYC'18 on Nov 8-9th. Register using code: “NYCData18” to receive a $160 discount on tickets. Built & run by software engineers, developers & data geeks this is not your standard conference. More details --> http://bit.ly/NYC-Tickets18 -------- For early access to events, exclusive content, and additional resources for the Data Driven community, sign up for our mailing list here (http://firstmarkcap.us7.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=bef1ee93f6f3552f43730b33e&id=7e57307c6e). -------- EVENT TIMELINE: 5:45pm- 6:00pm: Pre-event networking 6:00pm-8:15pm: Talks 8:15pm-9pm: Drinks and networking. Please arrive early to guarantee admission. ***NOTE*** Due to Moody's security requirements, if you did not RSVP before 11am on the day of, we cannot guarantee your admission since Moody's requests the list by noon on the day of. ***NOTE***

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  • Data Driven NYC #67 (A FirstMark Event)

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    Our speakers this month include: • Mike Tuchen, CEO of Talend (NASDAQ: TLND) (leader in cloud data integration) Talend, based in California, had raised $101M from Balderton, Silver Lake, and others. It is now a public company with ~$2B market cap. • Spencer Kimball, CEO of Cockroach Labs (leader in open source, distributed SQL database) Cockroach Labs, based in NYC, has raised $53.5M from FirstMark, Benchmark, Index Ventures, and others. And finally, you! (see below for details) • Open Mic at Data Driven NYC (UPDATE: We've selected 3 open mic speakers for tonight and therefore submissions are now closed.) Tonight, we'll give the opportunity to a small group of handpicked companies (probably 2 or 3) to do a 4-5 minute presentation on what they're working on in front of the group. (UPDATE: We've selected 3 open mic speakers for tonight and therefore submissions are now closed.) -------- For early access to events, exclusive content, and additional resources for the Data Driven community, sign up for our mailing list here (http://firstmarkcap.us7.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=bef1ee93f6f3552f43730b33e&id=7e57307c6e). -------- EVENT TIMELINE: 5:45pm- 6:00pm: Pre-event networking 6:00pm-8:15pm: Talks 8:15pm-9pm: Drinks and networking. Please arrive early to guarantee admission. ***NOTE*** Due to Moody's security requirements, if you did not RSVP before 11am on the day of, we cannot guarantee your admission since Moody's requests the list by noon on the day of. ***NOTE***

  • Data Driven NYC #66 (A FirstMark Event)

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    [ Check out our new blog post! "AI and Blockchain: An Introduction": http://mattturck.com/ai-blockchain/ ] Our speakers this month include: • Joe Lubin, Founder at ConsenSys and Co-Founder of Ethereum (open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform) ConsenSys, based in New York, builds, consults, and launches decentralized applications using Ethereum. • Florian Douetteau, Founder & CEO at Dataiku (a data science collaboration layer, enabling all components (data repositories, algorithms, models, etc) and people (data scientists, data analysts, data engineers, etc) to work together, at scale.) Dataiku, based in New York, has raised $45.7M to date from FirstMark, Battery Ventures, Serena Capital, and others. • Jean-Francois Gagné, Founder & CEO at ElementAI (a platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow) ElementAI, based in Montreal, has raised $102M to date from M12, Data Collective, and others. • Ajay Kulkarni, Founder & CEO at TimescaleDB (an open-source time-series database optimized for fast ingest and complex queries) TimescaleDB, based in New York, has raised $16.1M to date from NEA, Benchmark Capital, and Two Sigma Ventures. -------- For early access to events, exclusive content, and additional resources for the Data Driven community, sign up for our mailing list here (http://firstmarkcap.us7.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=bef1ee93f6f3552f43730b33e&id=7e57307c6e). -------- EVENT TIMELINE: 5:45pm- 6:00pm: Pre-event networking 6:00pm-8:15pm: Talks 8:15pm-9pm: Drinks and networking. Please arrive early to guarantee admission.

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  • Data Driven NYC #65 (A FirstMark Event)

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    [Check out our new blog post! "Beyond IoT: Building Decentralized, Intelligent Infrastructure": http://mattturck.com/intelligent-infrastructure] Our speakers this month include: • Chris Dixon, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz (premier Silicon Valley VC firm) Andreessen Horowitz, based in Menlo Park, has invested in companies such as Instagram, Dollar Shave Club, Okta, Flatiron Health, and others. • Daniel Chait, Founder & CEO at Greenhouse (recruiting optimization platform) Greenhouse, based in New York, has raised $60M to date from Thrive Capital, Benchmark, Social Capital, and others. • Raj De Datta, Founder & CEO at BloomReach (digital experience platform for customer personalization and data analysis) BloomReach, based in Mountain View, has raised $97M to date from NEA, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, and others. -------- For early access to events, exclusive content, and additional resources for the Data Driven community, sign up for our mailing list here (http://firstmarkcap.us7.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=bef1ee93f6f3552f43730b33e&id=7e57307c6e). -------- EVENT TIMELINE: 5:45pm- 6:00pm: Pre-event networking 6:00pm-8:15pm: Talks 8:15pm-9pm: Drinks and networking. Please arrive early to guarantee admission. -------- Special Event Discount for Data Driven Members: The Data Science Salon (https://datascience.salon/ny6-18/) is coming to New York on June 13th. This one of a kind conference brings together specialists in media and entertainment data science field to educate each other, illuminate best practices, and innovate new solutions in a casual atmosphere. Meet and greet the top executives, senior data scientists, data science managers, developers and analysts at Galvanize HQ. Featuring speakers from: Viacom, Verizon, BuzzFeed, NBCUniversal, Nielsen, Spotify, 21st Century Fox and many more. Special 20% off code for your Meetup: DDNYC20

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