20 Odd Tech Startup Names And The Real Stories Behind Them


Kaggle

CEO: Anthony Goldbloom

Headquarters: San Francisco

Kaggle, a startup whose online platform connects companies with big data projects to data scientists capable of handling them, used big data in its search for a unique domain name.

Kaggle CEO Anthony Goldbloom wrote an algorithm that came up with every pronounceable combination of letters with three syllables or less that hadn't yet been registered as a domain name, The Wall Street Journal reported in July

The algorithm turned up some 700 names, and when it came down to Sumble and Kaggle, Goldbloom opted for the latter. "I was too frugal to want to pay for an [existing] domain name," he told The Wall Street Journal.