🎉 Fishtown Analytics raises $12.9M Series A to accelerate the product development of dbt 🎉 🎉 Fishtown Analytics raises $12.9M Series A to accelerate the product development of dbt 🎉

We build analytics teams.

Startups today are struggling to build their analytics teams:

  1. Talent is expensive and hard to find.

    Building a modern analytics organization uses brand new tools, technologies, and processes, and there just aren’t enough people who have experience in this environment. Those who do are expensive.
  2. Best practices change constantly.

    The practice of analytics is evolving rapidly. It’s hard for practitioners to put their heads down and solve real problems while also staying up-to-date on industry changes that could 10x their outcomes.
  3. Executive talent is vanishingly rare.

    Executives, by definition, have “been there done that.” In an industry being rebuilt from the ground up, there just aren’t many people who have built modern data teams.
  4. No one knows everything.

    You need people thinking about data engineering, business intelligence, data science, and data strategy, and you’re not going to find a single person who is an expert in each of those areas.

As a result, bootstrapping your analytics organization is extremely challenging. In order to get off the ground, you need to make sophisticated choices about tools, technology, and process. You need to interview people who have skill sets you don’t have, and you need to trust them to make decisions that will impact the long-term success of this core strategic function.

And, of course, you have to find the cash to pay for all of it.


We help you solve the
cold-start problem.

Our goal is not only to build useful analytics for you: we want to help you build your analytics organization.

We’re frequently the first analysts in the door at a startup—many of our engagements begin shortly after an A round—and we typically work directly with the executive team. We set up analytics infrastructure and processes and build the core marketing, product, and finance reports the business needs.

As our clients’ businesses grow, we slowly shift into a supporting role. We help clients grow their data teams by recruiting, interviewing, and training new team members. We advise new hires on best practices and conduct code reviews. We fill in the gaps of the team’s skill sets, frequently with data engineering, data science, and strategy work.

We’re able to do all of this because we have deep experience in every function within the modern analytics team. Our founding team came out of RJMetrics, where we got a front-row seat to the evolution of the analytics industry. We’ve worked with and built data technology for hundreds of venture-funded businesses, and are deeply plugged into the networks of the innovators in the space.

Sound interesting? Let’s chat.

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Meet the team

We are a distributed team with team members in San Francisco, Denver, Austin, and Raleigh. Our headquarters are in Philadelphia. Regardless of where you’re based, we place enormous value on autonomy and flexibility–from an unlimited vacation policy, to a work environment that defaults to trusting your decisions and expertise.

Tristan Handy, Founder & CEO Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Drew Banin, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Connor McArthur, Co-Founder & CTO Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Erin Vaughan, Director of Customer Success Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Jeremy Cohen, Associate Product Manager Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Jake Beck, Senior Software Engineer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Claire Carroll, dbt Community Manager Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Amy Chen, Analytics Engineer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Chris Lawliss, Analytics Engineer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Janessa Lantz, Head of Marketing Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Sanjana Sen, Analytics Engineer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Jess Williams, Analytics Engineer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Matthew Elliott, Senior Software Engineer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Kyle Wigley, Software Engineer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Nicholas Erdenberger, Director of Growth Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Andrew Escay, Analytics Engineer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Alexandra Bethea, Customer Support Lead Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Erica Ford-Green, Executive Business Administrator Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Ashley Murray, Software Engineer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Christine Berger, Data Analyst Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Brian Talley, Senior Site Reliability Engineer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Naveen Lekkalapudi, Senior Software Engineer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Meghan Colón, Head of People Operations Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Sierra Fontaine, Head of Finance Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Joe Giuffrida, Senior Software Enginneer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Fatima Conteh, Events Manager Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Amy Byrum, Lead Designer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Naomi Wilcox, Senior Software Engineer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Aaron Raff, Software Engineer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.
Kyle Coapman, Instructional Designer Fishtown Analytics - We are the makers of dbt.

We’re hiring.

We love data! Our team has decades of experience analyzing data and building data products. Interested in building community-driven tools for advanced analytics? Let's talk.