Work at Predata

Predictive analytics for geopolitical intelligence

We're building the Bloomberg terminal for intelligence, starting with a predictive analytics engine for geopolitical volatility. Read More

What We're Building

We've built a predictive analytics suite that tracks and forecasts where geopolitical volatility will happen around the world — events like civil protests, labor strikes, and regime changes.

Our systems monitor digital conversations on open-source social and collaborative media, using statistical and machine learning models to combine these signals into near-real time indexes of political volatility within any given country, operational footprint, or topic of interest. Specifically, we've built:

- A data platform and a large taxonomy and database of past geopolitical events
- Machine learning and statistical systems for identifying data sources indicative of volatility
- Benchmarking and backtesting tools to verify their validity
- Visualizations and alerting systems that identify locations and topics with increasing volatility

Open Positions


Andrew Choi
Co-founder and CTO of @Predata. Previously analyst @Insight Venture Partners and S/W eng @Edge Lab. @Princeton University ORFE grad
Jim Shinn
Co-founded Dialogic, did IPO and then returned to academia. Recruited into USG after 9/11, returned to teach at Princeton and then co-founded Predata.
John Urbanik
Engineer @Predata. Previously @Palantir Technologies through acquisition of @Poptip, founder @Beertending. @Princeton University.
Raymond Zhong
Head of Product at Predata, previously @AngelList, @Dorm Room Fund, @Princeton University
Dakota Killpack
Princeton PhD student researching the application of nonparametric Bayesian ML techniques to discover structure in music and music communities
Steven Sklar
Full stack developer who has built, designed, tested, and deployed several multi-tier web applications for investment banks and hedge funds in Python and C#.
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Our Investors

Ashby Monk
Co-Founder @Long Game • Executive Director, Global Projects Center, Stanford University • Studied at @Princeton University @University of Oxford @Sorbonne
Jordy Albert
FinTech Dude at Edison Partners

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