The idea for BuiltWith came in 2007, when Gary Brewer was visiting a lot of random sites, looking at their source code and discovering what platforms they were built with. He was researching elements like the writing of code on the site by viewing the source, seeing if they were made in PHP or if the company was using Windows and similar information in that arena.
There are two schools of thought in the sports world when it comes to analysing and grading athletes. The first sees a team rely on a gut feeling that says that player’s going to be a superstar, while teams going by the second have endless amounts of data to back up their opinions. Thanks to the greater acceptance of analytics in sports that came with the book Moneyball, which explained how a Major League Baseball team used advanced analytics to build a good team cheaply, teams are increasingly relying on the latter.
UK startup Massive Analytic, which provides enterprises with big data analytics, has launched the open beta phase of its platform to help businesses analyse their plans and strategies to predict potential outcomes more accurately.
Data analyst turned entrepreneur, Sreeram Sreenivasan, knew all too well the pain points of using data processing and reporting applications like SaS and Microstrategy, and decided to develop a simple and intuitive solution that caters to the startup and SME market.