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Looker Data Sciences Sees $2 Million Come Its Way

CEO: Lloyd Tabb

Looker Data Sciences (, a business intelligence startup, received $2 million in funding from First Round Capital and PivotNorth in March. The company is based in San Francisco and Santa Cruz, Calif.

Calling itself "an entirely new approach to SQL analytics," Looker said its query-based, business-intelligence software does a better job of tapping into information in SQL databases than traditional business analytics software. The company's LookML proprietary language makes it easier to model stored data and develop simple or complex queries that are easy for information workers to use.

Founder and CEO Lloyd Tabb was principal engineer on Netscape Navigator Gold and helped define the creation of


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