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A Site for Data Scientists to Prove Their Skills and Make Money | New York Times

Airlines, insurance companies, hospitals and many other organizations are trying to figure out how to corral all their data and turn it into something useful.

Kaggle, a start-up, has figured out a way to connect these companies with the mathematicians and scientists who crunch numbers for a living or a hobby. On Thursday, it announced it had raised $11 million from investors including Khosla Ventures, Index Ventures and Hal Varian, Google‘s chief economist.

“We’re really making big data into a sport,” said Anthony Goldbloom, Kaggle’s founder.

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Comment by Name Withheld on November 4, 2011 at 9:38pm
The guy's actually Australian, and got written up in a lot of our local papers for making it so far. Great to see some local talent thinking outside the box and getting noticed. Here's hoping that he keeps that innovative outlook and ability to take risks.

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