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UW CSE alums Jeremy Brudvik and Allen Chen featured in GeekWire’s “Startup Spotlight”

Jeremy Brudvik and Allen ChenDataBlade, a cloud-based data analytics company co-founded by UW CSE alumni Jeremy Brudvik (B.S., ’08) and Allen Chen (B.S., ’07), was recently profiled by GeekWire as part of its “Startup Spotlight” series. DataBlade, which bills itself as “data insights without the overhead,” is one of 11 emerging companies that make up local incubator Techstars’ class of 2015.

Chen, who is DataBlade’s CEO, identified the company’s secret sauce as, “The strength of our team and the depth of our combined experiences in making really incredible products.” When hiring, Chen said he and Brudvik, who serves as DataBlade’s CTO, look for people who are passionate about the company’s mission and share their core values of “ownership, empathy, experimentation, growth, and wellness.”

This is not Chen’s first foray into the startup world with his fellow UW CSE alumni. He previously co-founded CloudPress, which was acquired last year by News Corp., along with Mohamed El-Zohairy (B.S., ’07) and Bobby Mathews (B.S., ’08).

Read GeekWire’s profile of DataBlade here.

Congratulations to Jeremy and Allen on the launch!