Quandl Inc., the operator of Quandl search engine for numerical data, has closed a new round of financing, raising $ (Premium contents. Be first to know: Subscribe)
Quandl is a collaboratively-curated portal to over 2 million time-series datasets. The company’s mission is to make all numerical data on the internet easy to find and easy to use.
Unlike many unscrupulously or otherwise seemly reputable companies who send their rogue bots/spiders crawling and intruding upon millions websites, Quandl has no spiders crawling the web for numerical data. Instead, curators direct the “Quandl-Bot” to datasets that they would like added to the Quandl index. The Q-Bot then generates the metadata Quandl needs to index the given dataset. Curators ensure that datasets have human-readable names and descriptions.
The 2 million datasets on Quandl now were curated by Quandl over the past few months. The company’s goal is to put the Q-Bot in the hands of all users and massively increase Quandl’s coverage.
Quandl, formerly Wikiposit, was founded by CEO Tammer Kammel and COO Abraham Thomas in 2011.
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