We build analytics teams.

Startups today are struggling to build their analytics teams:

  1. Talent is expensive and hard to find.

    Building a modern analytics organization uses brand new tools, technologies, and processes, and there just aren’t enough people who have experience in this environment. Those who do are expensive.
  2. Best practices change constantly.

    The practice of analytics is evolving rapidly. It’s hard for practitioners put their heads down and solve real problems while also staying up-to-date on industry changes that could 10x their outcomes.
  3. Executive talent is vanishingly rare.

    Executives, by definition, have “been there done that”. In an industry being rebuilt from the ground up, there just aren’t many people who have built modern data teams.
  4. No one knows everything.

    You need people thinking about data engineering, business intelligence, data science, and data strategy, and you’re not going to find a single person who is an expert in each of those areas.

As a result, bootstrapping your analytics organization is extremely challenging. In order to get off the ground, you need to make sophisticated choices about tools, technology, and process. You need to interview people who have skill sets you don’t have, and you need to trust them to make decisions that will impact the long-term success of this core strategic function.

And, of course, you have to find the cash to pay for all of it.


We help you solve the
cold-start problem.

Our goal is not only to build useful analytics for you: we want to help you build your analytics organization.

We’re frequently the first analysts in the door at a startup—many of our engagements begin shortly after an A round—and we typically work directly with the executive team. We set up analytics infrastructure and processes and build the core marketing, product, and finance reports the business needs.

As our clients’ businesses grow, we slowly shift into a supporting role. We help clients grow their data teams by recruiting, interviewing, and training new team members. We advise new hires on best practices and conduct code reviews. We fill in the gaps of the team’s skill sets, frequently with data engineering, data science, and strategy work.

We’re able to do all of this because we have deep experience in every function within the modern analytics team. Our founding team came out of RJMetrics, where we got a front-row seat into the evolution of the analytics industry. We’ve worked with and built data technology for hundreds of venture-funded businesses, and are deeply plugged into the networks of the innovators in the space.

Sound interesting? Let’s chat.

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A team of analytics experts.

Tristan Handy, Founder & CEO Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Tristan Handy Founder & CEO

Tristan has been working with data for 18 years. He built the first analytics competency at Squarespace and helped it raise its $37M Series A. He spent the next three years building RJMetrics, a leading analytics technology vendor.

Drew Banin, Co-Founder & Data Scientist Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Drew Banin Co-Founder & Data Scientist

Drew has built event collection systems that scaled to billions of events per month, implemented Markov-based marketing attribution models on millions of dollars of marketing spend, and dreams in NetworkX graphs.

Connor McArthur, Co-Founder & Data Engineer Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Connor McArthur Co-Founder & Data Engineer

Connor builds data systems. He's engineered and maintained multi-tenant, petabyte-scale data pipelines which power analytics for hundreds of data-savvy internet companies. He spent the last five years building Stitch (formerly RJMetrics).

Erin Ogilvy, Senior Analyst Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Erin Ogilvy Senior Analyst

Erin spent two years at RJMetrics working with dozens of high-growth ecommerce and SaaS companies. She's helped more startups build ecommerce, subscription, and event-based analytics than any single human should ever have to.

Elyse Weiss, Senior Analyst Fishtown Analytics - Analytics Consulting for High-Growth Startups

Elyse Weiss Senior Analyst

Elyse kicked off her data career with the 2012 Obama campaign, the ultimate startup. Since then, she has helped dozens of political campaigns, non-profits, and now, startups streamline their data analytics processes and reach data-driven goals.

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