Big Data software editor Dataiku has raised $3.6 Million from Alven Capital and Serena Capital for its product Data Science Studio (DSS),which allows data scientists “to design, build, and deploy their own data-driven and predictive applications.” Essentially, Dataiku allows users to take data from any source, modify, clean or alter it in any way they want (either manually or through pre-programmed algorithms), run statistical models or other predictive models on the data, and then make decisions based on those results, potentially automatically linking into other parts of a users’ application.
Dataiku is already working with Vente-Privee.com, les Pages Jaunes, Cityvox, Blablacar, Chronopost, CapGemini & others, and the team has grown to over 20 employees in the 2 years since its launch. Founder Florian Douetteau previously ran Exalead R&D before working for a short time as a Data Scientist at Criteo, and he has been on most of the Paris Startup scene’s radar since the launch of Dataiku.
The company will use the funds to grow the technical & sales team, but also boost its international development, including a new NYC office.
We’ll be talking with CEO Florian Douetteau tonight at the Paris Founders Event about the future of Dataiku!