Dan Gallagher and Ben Reich are co-founders of Datasembly. Before founding Datasembly, the two worked together at Applied Predictive Technologies building big-data analytics software for prominent retail businesses. With Datasembly, they are unlocking the potential of open data to solve pressing social issues.

Dan graduated from Cornell University with a major in computer science. While in school, Dan worked in a robotics lab building software for distributed robot systems.

Venture: Every year millions of open data sets are released by thousands of governments, but unfortunately there are no standards, making it difficult it to extract value from the data. Datasembly is a platform that aggregates and indexes open data, allowing communities to fully harness the power of public information. Providing a user-friendly platform for discovering relationships in these data sets opens up the possibility of groundbreaking discoveries that will change people’s lives.