We’re honored to be included on this year’s GeekWire Seattle 10. This prestigious list showcases the 10 most promising startups in the Seattle area with world-changing business ideas.
Algorithmia was selected by a panel of judges, which included Geoff Entress (Pioneer Square Labs), Rebecca Lovell (City of Seattle), Julie Sandler (Madrona Venture Group), Mukund Mohan (Microsoft Ventures), and Leonard Garfield (MOHAI).
Quick take: It doesn’t get much geekier than this. Diego Oppenheimer and his team of computer scientists are creating a marketplace for algorithms.
The idea? Spark more algorithms by making them easier for developers to find and use.
“Our goal since day one is to unlock the algorithmic knowledge of the world and make it accessible to anyone, anywhere,” said Oppenheimer, a former Microsoft program manager who met his co-founder, Kenny Daniel, when they were students at Carnegie Mellon.
Algorithmia enables developers to create tomorrow’s smart applications today. This first-of-its-kind marketplace for algorithms unlocks the building blocks of human intelligence, providing access to world class scientific research and artificial intelligence in five lines of code or less.
Developers can now easily recognize patterns in data, extract visual knowledge, understand audio, classify unstructured data, derive meaning from language, and so much more. Algorithmia is the largest marketplace for algorithms in the world, with more than 14,000 developers leveraging 1,600+ algorithms.
“Data is inherently dumb,” Peter Sondergaard said, senior vice president at Gartner Research. “Data alone is not going to be the catalyst for the next wave of IT-driven innovation. The next digital gold rush will be focused on how you do something with data, not just what you do with it. This is the promise of the algorithm economy.”