Jeremy Achin, CEO
Data scientists, the people with the skills needed to derive value from big data, are in big demand these days—and in short supply. DataRobot develops an automated machine-learning platform that captures the knowledge, experience and best practices of data scientists and uses that information to build and deploy predictive models much more quickly than previously possible. With those models, analysts can uncover hidden opportunities and predict outcomes from huge volumes of data. DataRobot, founded in 2012, snagged $54 million in Series C financing in March, bringing its total funding to more than $124 million, and has aggressively invested in its global partner ecosystem. In September the company hired Alteryx executive Seann Gardiner as its executive vice president of business development.