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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.