COMPANIES BORN FROM MATH, IT AND STRATEGY

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

Foundry.ai is a technology studio focused on data science.

With backgrounds in enterprise SaaS, consumer Internet, finance, math and game theory, we use small highly-focused interdisciplinary teams to rapidly iterate and launch concepts and companies.

With backing from some of the world’s most successful venture and PE partners, we design, prototype, and concept-test ideas across multiple industries, from healthcare to media. The constant is always data and math-based value creation.

LEADERSHIP

Jim Manzi

Partner

Jim Manzi

Partner

Jim was founder, CEO and Chairman of Applied Predictive Technologies (APT), which became the world’s largest purely cloud-based predictive analytics software company. Prior to founding APT, Jim worked at AT&T Laboratories, and was a partner at Mercer Management Consulting.

Jim received a B.S. in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was subsequently awarded a Dean’s Fellowship in statistics to the doctoral program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Ned Brody

Partner

Ned Brody

Partner

Ned has led a variety of technology businesses over the last 20 years, having been Yahoo’s Head of the Americas, CEO of AOL Networks, Chief Revenue Officer of AOL and CFO of LookSmart. Previously, he started and led Mercer Management Consulting’s Internet Practice and San Francisco Office.

Ned holds a MBA and a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in decision theory and finance.

NEWS

Recent news from Foundry.ai and others

CAREERS

Working at Foundry.ai is Different.

THE WORK

Team members have the opportunity to work on a variety of companies, industries and topics, rather than remaining focused on a single company and function.  All employees participate in the ideation and vetting processes as we collectively determine what companies to build next.  And if one of the companies we build is particularly interesting to a team member, they always have the option to spin out with that entity.

THE CAREER

We are committed to building careers, not jobs.  That means that developers can learn the capital funding process, and data scientists can learn B2B marketing.  We want to help develop well-rounded business leaders – some of whom will use these skills within a technical domain, and others of whom will become company founders and general managers.

THE COMPENSATION

Beyond competitive cash compensation, equity participation is across all the companies on which a team member works, effectively creating a portfolio of equity for each team member rather than the binary risk associated with an individual startup.

WHO WE WANT

We look for problem solvers with a history of demonstrated excellence.  But being great at your function isn’t enough.  In a typical week, you might write and test code, conceptualize a pricing strategy, and model AWS cost structures to figure out how to make a SaaS offer profitable.  As a result, our interview process is both tech skill and case-study based.

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