Startups today are struggling to build their analytics teams:
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.
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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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.
Nick has the proud distinction of being the first dbt Core user outside of Fishtown Analytics. He spent the past four years as an amateur dbt fanboy, before joining full-time as the Director of Growth (professional dbt fanboy). Nick lives in San Francisco and is the proud father of two wonderful kittens.
Andrew is obsessed with building data platforms. He aims to bring the magic of data analytics to companies around the world, but sometimes he just likes staring at code and numbers on a screen. During his downtime, you’d likely catch him binge watching tech videos on YouTube, playing boardgames with friends, or munching on snacks.
Alexandra excels at listening to customers needs, articulating product benefits, and creating solutions that provide value to dbt users. She’s excited to help companies transform the way they manage their data. In her free time, you’ll find her in a cycling class or exploring the North Carolina coast.
Erica considers herself a professional 'fixer' or a 'Jane of all trades'. She has a background in the data analytics world, and has been an executive assistant for 10 years and loves it. When she is not working, she teaches fitness and enjoys cooking and gardening.
Ashley has a varied background, originally studying history then working on the non-technical side of a large start-up. She has spent the last four plus years developing web applications for a global non-profit. When not coding, Ashley can be found cooking delicious food for her toddler to feed to her dog.
Christine's been exploring the data landscape in Healthcare IT, where she discovered her passion to improve dissonant data processes while organizing collaboration and productivity for her team. If she's not learning something new, she's probably tinkering with a project or curled up somewhere warm.
Joe is a tool and die maker for the web, building tools to help people. In previous lives that meant tools for web content management, configuring advertising campaigns, and design systems to make other developers live's easier. When not working on code, Joe spends time with his family, tends to the garden, and makes homemade hot sauce and pizza.
Fatima carries years of event design, community management and experiential marketing experience in the tech and nonprofit spaces. She is passionate about testing innovative engagement strategies and transforming connections into partnerships. When she isn’t producing events, you can find her doing yoga or planning photoshoots with creatives in Philly.
Kyle taught high school math for several years and was always the tech guy at school. In creating school reports, he discovered the super powers of dbt for automating reporting with constantly changing source data. He is excited to support the dbt community by building out analytics engineering training and education programs.
Luther excels at listening to customers needs, articulating product benefits, and creating solutions that provide value to dbt users. He’s excited to help companies transform the way they manage their data. In his free time, you’ll find him in running races for causes he believes in.
Throughout his professional career spanning international development in South America, management consulting and software sales, Jason has enjoyed collaborating with clients to address their most pressing needs. A native San Diegan, he’s been able to call Princeton, Guanajuato, Buenos Aires, Cusco and San Francisco “home” over the past 15 years; ultimately landing in Seattle where he lives with his wife and english bulldog, Tony.
Carly is a recovering Texan and technology consultant who has spent the past two years building a BI stack (using dbt!) for a well-known Denver-based photo printing company. When she's not geeking out in SQL, you’ll find her enjoying the Colorado outdoors with her husband, daughter, and Wally the Labrador.
Kurt has worked in a variety of software engineering roles ranging from building user driven web applications to designing and deploying large scale distributed systems. Kurt recently relocated from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, but is still a lifelong Eagles fan, and enjoys messing around on the guitar in his spare time.
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.