|Description||World's best data scientists|
|Series A, 11/2011 |
Kaggle is the world’s largest community of data scientists. They compete with each other to solve complex data science problems, and the top competitors are invited to consult on interesting projects from some of the world’s biggest companies through Kaggle Connect.
Kaggle provides cutting-edge data science results to companies of all sizes. The company has a track-record of solving real-world problems across a diverse array of industries including life sciences, financial services, energy, information technology, and retail.
Kaggle provides the same platform as with its public competitions, except that access is limited to a select group of top Kaggle players. Each participant is background checked and subject to an NDA. This kind of competition is particularly suitable for large companies with sensitive datasets. The majority of competitors receive prize money, which is structured similar to a golf tournament.
Competitions allow organizations to post their data and a specific prediction problem to be answered competitively by the world’s best data scientists.
Participants in the competition experiment with different statistical techniques to produce the best models. For most competitions, submissions are scored immediately (based on their predictive accuracy, relative to a hidden solution file) and summarized on a live leaderboard. After the deadline passes, the host organization pays prize money to the winner(s) in exchange for the winning models.
Kaggle offers consulting services to help the competition host prepare the data, frame the competition, anonymize their data, and integrate the winning model into their operations.
Kaggle-in-Class allows instructors to host data prediction competitions for their students. Competitions are a great way to engage students, giving them the opportunity to put into practice what they learn in their courses. Kaggle-in-Class competitions are restricted to students in a class, and are ideal for university projects. Best of all, they’re free to run!