Founded in 2010, Infer delivers data-powered business applications that help companies win more customers. Its cloud-based solutions leverage proven data science to rapidly model the untapped data sitting in enterprises, along with hundreds of external signals from the web. Inspired by the simplicity of the consumer web, Infer manifests advanced statistics across huge data sets in applications that anyone can get up and running in just days. Customers include several of the Fortune 1000 and numerous high growth companies.
Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Infer is funded by leading investors, including Redpoint Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Social+Capital Partnership, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Nexus Venture Partners.
Vik Singh CEO / Co-Founder
Prior to founding Infer, Vik was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Sutter Hill Ventures (SHV), where he helped the firm identify new ideas as well as evaluate early stage investments. Before SHV, Vik helped create and architect Yahoo! BOSS, an open search platform that runs over 1 billion queries a month. At 24, MIT’s Technology Review listed him as one of the Top 35 under 35 Innovators for his contributions to search. He also worked at Google and Microsoft, both in research and products, helping ship Custom Search and XP SP2 Wireless. At MSR he worked with Turing Award winner Dr. Jim Gray, co-authoring a publication about the SkyServer. Vik has filed 13 patents in the areas of search, social networking, systems, and content optimization. Vik graduated with a Bachelor's from the University of California, Berkeley in Computer Science.
Yang Zhang CO-FOUNDER / ENGINEERING
Yang was a PhD student in MIT's computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory, where he published research in high-scaling data systems, operating systems, and more. He previously worked at Google Research, Microsoft Research, Yahoo Labs, and IBM Almaden, in both product and research groups. His primary academic interests lie in machine learning and statistics.
Chung Wu CO-FOUNDER / ENGINEERING
Chung spent five years at Google, most recently on the Public Data project, which worked with public data providers such as World Bank and Eurostat to harmonize, visualize and surface their data on Google Search. Chung previously worked in database systems research and on products at Microsoft and IBM. He decided to pursue Infer over the Stanford PhD program in computer science.
Paul Fung GENERAL MANAGER
In his role as VP of Customer Success, Paul makes sure customers are receiving maximum value from Infer's solutions in order to drive new business growth, advocacy and reference-ability. Prior to Infer, Paul spent 7+ years as a software architect specializing in data and analytics before switching to the business side by pursuing a full-time MBA. Paul has previously held business and technical roles at Google and HP, respectively, and holds a BS in Computer Engineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Sean Zinsmeister VP OF PRODUCT MARKETING
Sean crafts the positioning, messaging and overall go-to-market strategy for Infer’s trove of next-generation predictive analytic models. Once a satisfied Infer customer himself, Sean joined Infer from Nitro, a San Francisco-based document management software company, where he developed and led an award-winning global marketing team. Sean holds advanced degrees from Suffolk Sawyer School of Business and Northeastern respectively in strategic marketing and project management.
Nate Gemberling DIRECTOR OF SALES
Nate joined as Infer's first sales hire in 2013 tasked with architecting the framework for Infer's go-to-market strategies. He helped secure early paying customers, contribute to product roadmap, and develop scalable sales processes. Nate joined Infer by way of Customer Analytics leader, Nice Systems (NASDAQ: NICE), where he was a part of the successful acquisition of Merced Systems. Nate graduated from the Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre at Ohio University, the nation's first and highest ranked college sales programs, with a degree in Marketing and focus in Professional Sales.
Nick Tarpey DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER SUCCESS
Nick joined Infer in 2015 as one of the founding members of the Customer Success Team. Today, he’s responsible for leading the post-sale team supporting Infer’s growing customer base, while evangelizing the many applications of predictive analytics for sales and marketers. Prior to joining Infer, Nick worked for the leading provider of auto-claims processing software, CCC Information Services, where he worked closely with many national insurance carriers. Nick has a BS from the Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, IN and continues to love all Indiana based sports teams!
Shibani Mehta CUSTOMER SUCCESS MANAGER AT INFER
Shibani has a bachelors degree from Columbia University and joins Infer after 4+ years as a customer success professional in the technology space. She is deeply passionate about her customers and strives to drive value for each of them. When not at work, she enjoys exploring restaurants around the Bay Area, traveling, and going to concerts (so send recommendations her way!).
Nicole White DATA ANALYST
Nicole has a master’s degree in analytics from UT Austin and a bachelor’s degree in economics from LSU. She joined Infer after spending a few years as a Data Scientist at Neo4j. She enjoys maintaining and contributing to open source projects and, while not coding, drinking beer and petting dogs.
Meelap Shah ENGINEERING
Meelap is a curious individual, but not too curious. To wit, he has a Master's degree from MIT but no PhD. With broad experience in conducting research at MIT and building practical systems at Locu and Google, and working on topics from secure computation to data visualization, Meelap contributes an insightful perspective. Meelap loves cats and dogs, but has neither.
Tom Ashmore ENGINEERING
Tom was a PhD candidate in machine learning at Cornell before leaving to join Infer. Previously, he studied math and computer science at Harvey Mudd College. He's worked at Google, Twitch, and several startups, including a data-driven hedge fund that he co-founded. His work spans machine learning, stochastic modeling, mathematical finance, Bayesian time series methods, and security analysis. In his free time he enjoys chess, basketball, weightlifting, and creating latte art.
Jacob Scott ENGINEERING
Jacob Scott spent four years as a software engineer at Palantir Technologies. His contributions included the design and implementation of core infrastructural tools and platforms as well as mobile products. Before Palantir, Jacob was a PhD candidate at MIT's computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory, where he published research on combinatorial optimization and approximation algorithms. He has also worked at Amazon, Google, and Microsoft Research.
Andrew Lau ENGINEERING
Andrew is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His previous position was at Marin Software as a Software Engineer on the Bidding and Optimization team. He enjoys papercraft, playing creative games, and watching anime and movies.
Joel Dodge ENGINEERING
Joel has a PhD in mathematics from UCSD and joins us after several years of teaching and research as a postdoc at Binghamton University. He has published papers in Algebraic Number Theory and Algorithmic Combinatorics. When not at work, he enjoys reading, talking and learning new stuff!