The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2013


ClearStory Data

CEO: Sharmila Mulligan

ClearStory Data launched its platform and application software for big data analysis and exploration in October. The company's Data Intelligence software is designed to make it easier to access internal and external data sources, including corporate databases, Hadoop and the Internet, and use that data to uncover trends and patterns.

The company's software, which has visual discovery capabilities, is designed to bring big data analysis to a broad range of information workers.

ClearStory Data, based in Palo Alto, Calif., received $9 million in first-round financing in December 2012 with venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers leading the way.