About Dataminr

Dataminr is the leading real-time information discovery company for enterprise clients. Dataminr transforms the public Twitter stream into actionable signals, identifying the most relevant information in real-time for clients in Finance, News and the Public Sector.  Using powerful, proprietary algorithms, Dataminr instantly analyzes all public tweets and delivers the earliest warning for breaking news, real-world events, off-the-radar content and emerging trends. Dataminr clients receive information first, ahead of traditional sources.

Dataminr for Finance is currently used by buy-side and sell-side professionals at over 50 financial firms with over $500 Billion in combined assets under management. Dataminr also services a number of clients in the Public Sector, providing information first when there are lives at stake.  In partnership with Twitter, Dataminr has developed Dataminr for News, which alerts journalists to breaking events and developing stories based upon their topics of interest and region of focus.

The company was founded in 2009 by former Yale undergraduate roommates Ted Bailey, Jeff Kinsey and Sam Hendel, combining their professional experience in social media analytics, big data innovation and Finance. Dataminr has over 100 employees and is headquartered in New York City. Dataminr has raised $50M and is backed by Venrock and Institutional Venture Partners.

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Dataminr’s strategic partnership with Twitter includes real-time access to all public tweets.

Leadership Team

Ted Bailey

CEO, Founder & Chairman

Ted Bailey is the Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Chairman of Dataminr. Ted founded Dataminr in 2009 as the first technology company to build a bridge between the emerging real-time front edge of Twitter and the unique needs of the business professional.

Ted earned a BA from Yale University in American Studies, with a concentration on technology's impact on society. Ted's career focus on disruptive technologies in the information space grew out of his academic interests and served as the inspiration for starting Dataminr.

Prior to founding Dataminr, Ted’s worked in the emerging space of social media analytics in strategy and product roles for public sector organizations, Government agencies, and technology start-ups in New York. Ted currently lives in Manhattan where he's been involved with the Young Patrons Society of Lincoln Center and the NRDC's Technology Advisory Counsel.

Jeff Kinsey

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

Jeff Kinsey is Chief Technology Officer at Dataminr. Prior to co-founding Dataminr in 2009, Jeff worked as a Software Engineer at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he developed research software for the study and modeling of the micro-behaviors of language comprehension. Additionally, he was a Consulting Engineer at Market & Research Systems, where he built custom CRM and database tools for enterprise clients. Before UMASS, Jeff developed computational emulators of the human language acquisition process, leveraging large behavioral data sets. Jeff holds a BS in Computer Science from Yale University, with a focus on computational linguistics. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Mike Myer

Chief Product Officer & VP, Engineering

Mike Myer is Chief Product Officer & VP, Engineering at Dataminr. Prior to joining Dataminr in 2013, Mike was Group Vice President at Oracle where he led a team of nearly 500 responsible for the development of the Oracle RightNow Service application. Mike joined Oracle via the $1.8B acquisition of RightNow Technologies, where he was Chief Technical Officer and VP, Product Development. One of the first RightNow employees, Mike architected and led the development of the RightNow Customer Experience solution, used by many of the world’s largest consumer facing organizations to deliver exceptional customer interactions. Before RightNow, Mike held various software development and architect roles at AT&T/Lucent/Bell Labs Research. Mike has earned BS and MS degrees in CS from Rutgers University. Mike splits his time between two of the best (and most dissimilar) places: Bozeman, Montana and New York City.

Tania Secor

Chief Financial Officer

Tania Secor is Chief Financial Officer at Dataminr. Prior to joining Dataminr in 2013, Tania was the CFO of Gerson Lehrman Group, where she was responsible for Finance, Accounting, Strategy, Human Resources and Facilities. Before GLG, she held various divisional CFO roles at Bloomberg and McGraw-Hill. She spent the first half of her career in investment banking and private equity, working with portfolio companies to grow and expand their businesses. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School (Beta Gamma Sigma), and an undergraduate degree from Columbia College. Outside of work, Tania focuses on her three amazing children and (seven) pets.

Peter Bailey

Chief Strategy Officer

Peter Bailey is Chief Strategy Officer at Dataminr. Prior to joining Dataminr in 2009, Peter was General Manager of IAM, where he was responsible for all areas of operations including strategy, sales and marketing, and grew overall revenue 400% by building a customer base of Fortune 500 customers. Peter holds an MBA from NYU-Stern with a focus in Media & Technology and an A.B. from Harvard University. He currently resides with his family in Riverside, CT and serves on the board of B*CURED, a charity devoted to funding Brain Cancer Research.

Pradeep Menon

Chief Revenue Officer

Pradeep Menon is Chief Revenue Officer at Dataminr. Pradeep is responsible for all Dataminr's lines of business with the exception of Public Sector. Prior to joining Dataminr, Pradeep was a founding member of RiskMetrics Group where he was responsible for Sales & Marketing. RiskMetrics spun out from JP Morgan in 1998 with 15 people and grew to become the leader in risk management with over 2,500 clients and 28 offices globally. Pradeep was a member of the Executive Leadership team that secured private equity investment in 2005 leading to the Company's IPO in 2008 and culminating in the sale to MSCI for $1.6B in 2010.

Prior to joining RiskMetrics, Pradeep was in the Equity Derivatives Group at JP Morgan working in the Program Trading, Index Options and Convertible Bond desks in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Pradeep holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Manipal, India and a Masters in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey. Outside of work, Pradeep spends time with his socio-economic venture at a coffee plantation in rural India.

Jay Naik

VP of Product

Jay Naik is VP of Product at Dataminr. Prior to joining Dataminr in 2013, Jay was an early employee at Capital IQ helping grow the company through its acquisition by Standard & Poor’s. At S&P Capital IQ, Jay was most recently the global head of the Custom Solutions Group, responsible for product development and consulting services across several products. Prior to Capital IQ, Jay was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Media & Entertainment group at Bear Stearns. Jay holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and has an undergraduate degree from NYU’s Stern School of Business. He currently resides with his wife in New York City.

Kris Teutsch

VP, Public Sector

Kris Teutsch is the Vice-President of Public Sector. Prior to joining Dataminr, Kris was the General Manager of Microsoft's National Security Group, where he built one of the fastest growing business units in Microsoft's US Public Sector. Kris has the unique background of having led business units engaged in IT, Professional Services, and Social Media. He holds an MBA and BA from the University of Southern California. Kris resides in Virginia and spends his free time supporting his daughter's competitive figure skating.

Board of Directors

Nick Beim

Director
Nick Beim is a Partner at Venrock in New York City, where he invests in big data, internet, mobile, SaaS, fintech and adtech companies. In addition to Dataminr, Nick’s investments include the Gilt Groupe, the largest flash sale ecommerce provider in the U.S.; Care.com, the largest global online marketplace for care services (IPO); Intent Media, a big data innovator that helps ecommerce providers monetize their data assets; and Fiksu, the leading platform for mobile customer acquisition. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and also serves on the board of Endeavor, a non-profit that supports high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging market countries.

Stephen Dow

Director
Steve Dow is an early stage venture capitalist who has advised entrepreneurs for over 30 years. He joined Sevin Rosen Funds to start their west coast office in 1983. His venture investments and interests have spanned a broad range of technologies and markets, from software to communications technology to life science. Early in his time with Sevin Rosen Steve also served as CEO for SRF companies Ansa Software and Calera Recognition Systems. Steve has been a member of the board of numerous corporations during the last three decades. His current corporate boards include Citrix (CTXS), Dataminr, Morpheus Medical and Alder Biopharmaceuticals. Steve also serves on a variety of institutional boards, committees and advisory councils, including at Crystal Springs Uplands School, Stanford University, Cal Tech and the Riekes Center. He earned his BA (1976) and MBA (1981) at Stanford University.

Steve currently invests in new projects on a personal basis.

Stephen A. Ross

Director
Stephen A. Ross is the Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

He was previously the Sterling Professor of Economics and Finance at Yale University and, prior to that, a Professor of Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ross is the Managing Partner of Ross, Jeffrey & Antle (RJA), a registered investment advisor specializing in providing options overlays and is also the chairman of Compensation Valuation, Inc. (CVI) which advises on option valuations for corporations that issue employee stock options.

Ross is the author of more than 100 articles in economics and finance and is the coauthor of an introductory textbook in finance. He is probably best known for having invented the Arbitrage Pricing Theory and the Theory of Agency, and as the co-discoverer of risk neutral pricing and of the binomial model for pricing derivatives. Models developed by Ross and his colleagues, including term structure models and option pricing models, are now standards for pricing in major securities trading firms.

He has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the Graham and Dodd Award for financial writing, the Pomerance Prize for excellence in the area of options research, the University of Chicago’s Leo Melamed Prize for the best research by a business school professor, and the 1996 IAFE Financial Engineer of the Year Award. In 2006, he was the first recipient of the CME-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Application, in 2007 he won the Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize given by the Toulouse School of Economics, in 2012 he won the Onassis Prize in Finance and in 2014 he won the Morgan Stanley Prize and AFA Award. A Fellow of the Econometric Society and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he currently serves as an associate editor of several economics and finance journals and in 1988 was president of the American Finance Association.

Ross has been a consultant to a number of investment banks as well as many major corporations. In addition, he has served as an advisor to government departments such as the U.S. Treasury, the Commerce Department, the Internal Revenue Service and the EXIM Bank. He co-founded and was the co-chairman of Roll and Ross Asset Management Corp., an equity money manager; chairman of the American Express Advisory Panel; and a former director of General Re and of CREF; a former member of the board of directors of Freddie Mac; and a trustee of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he chaired the investment committee; and is a current director of Dataminr. He holds a BS in physics from Caltech and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.

Norm Fogelsong

Board Observer
Norm Fogelsong has more than 30 years of high-technology venture capital and growth equity experience. He currently emphasizes investments in private later-stage companies and in select public market opportunities. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Norm has led investments in Artisan Components (ARTI), Aspect Communications, Compaq Computers (CPQ), Concur Technologies (CNQR), Convex Computers (CNVX), Cortina Systems, Danger (MFST), Dataminr, InphoMatch (SAP), Integrated Circuit Works (CY), Lam Research (LRCX), Marketo (MKTO), Mindbody, MobileIron, Platinum Software (PSQL), Polycom (PLCM), SkyStream Networks (ERIC), TelCom Semiconductor (TLCM), and Websense (WBSN).

Norm previously worked as a computer programmer at Hewlett-Packard and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He has served the local community as the Treasurer of the Children's Health Council, the Secretary of the Churchill Club, the Founder of the Kona Jazz Festival and as a member of the Major Gifts Committees at Menlo School and Stanford University.

Norm earned a B.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa), an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Investors

Dataminr investors include Venrock, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) and other investors from the financial industry.