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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A team of analytics experts.

Tristan Handy, Founder & CEO Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Tristan Handy Founder & CEO

Tristan has been working with data for 18 years. He built the first analytics competency at Squarespace and helped it raise its $37M Series A. He spent the next three years building RJMetrics, a leading analytics technology vendor.

Drew Banin, Co-Founder & Data Scientist Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Drew Banin Co-Founder & Data Scientist

Drew has built event collection systems that scaled to billions of events per month, implemented Markov-based marketing attribution models on millions of dollars of marketing spend, and dreams in NetworkX graphs.

Connor McArthur, Co-Founder & Data Engineer Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Connor McArthur Co-Founder & Data Engineer

Connor builds data systems. He's engineered and maintained multi-tenant, petabyte-scale data pipelines which power analytics for hundreds of data-savvy internet companies. He spent the last five years building Stitch (formerly RJMetrics).

Erin Vaughan, Director of Customer Success Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Erin Vaughan Director of Customer Success

Erin spent two years at RJMetrics working with dozens of high-growth ecommerce and SaaS companies. She's helped more startups build ecommerce, subscription, and event-based analytics than any single human should ever have to.

Jeremy Cohen, Analytics Engineer Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Jeremy Cohen Analytics Engineer

Jeremy spent years reading ancient languages, drawing nuanced connections from confusing and incomplete source material. Now, he wields the same acuity to tell the stories of small, data-driven, and thoroughly modern organizations.

Jake Beck, Software Engineer Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Jake Beck Software Engineer

Jake has has worked on topics from automated user provisioning to printer QA automation to webservice development. He especially enjoys working on tools for technologists and automating boring tasks for end users.

Claire Carroll, dbt Community Manager Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Claire Carroll dbt Community Manager

Claire loves to build data stacks that enable business users to answer their data-related questions independently. Prior to joining Fishtown Analytics, Claire spent two years as a Data Analyst at a high-growth start-up in her hometown of Sydney.

Amy Chen, Analytics Engineer Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Amy Chen Analytics Engineer

Amy hails from the land of chemical manufacturing as a former chemist. She is excited to start on this new adventure of data consulting. When not exploring the wonders of SQL and dbt, she’s up in the air doing aerials or rock climbing.

Chris Lawliss, Analytics Engineer Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Chris Lawliss Analytics Engineer

Chris learned his passion for data working at a startup and going to Tableau user groups in Los Angeles. He loves exploring public data sets in R, designing board games, and cooking for his family and friends.

Janessa Lantz, Head of Marketing Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Janessa Lantz Head of Marketing

An experienced SaaS marketer, Janessa has generated leads, landed press, and built teams with the best of them. At Fishtown Analytics, she's a marketing team of one just beginning to build her SQL and dbt skills.

Sanjana Sen, Analytics Engineer Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Sanjana Sen Analytics Engineer

Sanjana spent her time in school using her theoretical math chops to answer retail forecasting and urban transport questions. Now living on her third continent, she can be found running along the Schuylkill,or in the stands at a Phillies game.

Jess Williams, Analytics Engineer Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Jess Williams Analytics Engineer

Jess has spent the majority of his career in the healthcare technology space, working to implement software for large hospitals and health systems. In his free time, Jess enjoys taking road trips with his wife and 4 kids, photography, and all things Dallas sports.

Matthew Elliott, Software Engineer Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Matthew Elliott Software Engineer

Matt is a SaaS web applications engineer who spent years developing applications for some of America's largest hospitals and health clubs. He is also a backpacking enthusiast and enjoys experimenting with musical instruments.

Kyle Wigley, Software Engineer Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Kyle Wigley Software Engineer

Kyle builds software products that make your life better. He is a problem solver and a computer is his tool of choice. He previously worked on software projects in a variety of different industries, all of which dealt with managing large amounts of data.

Nicholas Erdenberger, Director of Growth Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Nicholas Erdenberger Director of Growth

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 Escay, Analytics Engineer Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Andrew Escay Analytics Engineer

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 Bethea, Customer Suppoort Lead Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Alexandra Bethea Customer Suppoort Lead

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.

Ashley Murray, Software Engineer Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Ashley Murray Software Engineer

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 Berger, Data Analyst Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Christine Berger Data Analyst

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.

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