Technological innovations that intelligently analyze the world's data for financial professionals


Kensho combines natural language queries and user-friendly visual interfaces with secure cloud computing to create the next-generation analytics platform for investment professionals. Addressing the most significant challenges surrounding investment analysis on Wall Street today—achieving speed, scale, and automation of previously human-intensive knowledge work—Kensho's intelligent computer systems are capable of answering complex financial questions posed in plain English.

Backed by Google Ventures, and with clients that range from Wall Street's premier global banks to several of the top ten best performing hedge funds in the world, Kensho was founded out of MIT and Harvard in 2013. Kensho's team members come from veteran positions at Google, Apple, Facebook, and the United States Federal Reserve.

We are a diverse and spirited group of engineers and scientists who are accomplished analytical thinkers and passionate problem solvers. Together, our multi-talented team includes PhD theoretical physicists, one of the seven members of the original Apple iPhone engineering team, a three-time International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) world champion, a head of financial technology research at Stanford's School of Engineering, PhD economists, a PhD historian, internationally competitive chess players, the author of Quantitative Finance for Physicists, and one of the youngest ever entrants to Harvard College (age 15).

We are proud of individual accomplishments, as well as the collaborative environment we've built, and what we're capable of as a team.

Kensho Rings the NASDAQ Closing Bell, January 22, 2014, Times Square, New York City



Google Meets Gekko

Why hire a platoon of Russian mathematicians to beat the market when a software program can do the same thing?

May 07, 2014

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February 27, 2014

Daniel Nadler, CEO of Kensho, interviewed by CNBC's Kelly Evans for Closing Bell

January 30, 2014

"Kensho Takes Aim at Bloomberg"

On the cusp of engineering a genuine revolution in financial technology...

[Kensho] potentially opens up a whole new toolkit, in a way that many different investors, at different levels of sophistication, can access and understand... it's true innovation is its adoption of many of the same technologies at the heart of the revolution in social media and consumer technology: high-speed search algorithms, machine learning, “big data” and cloud computing.

- Institutional Investor, May 15 2013

Right now, some of Wall Street's biggest institutions are testing a new technology that promises to change the way analysts model the markets. Powerhouse investment banks like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley – along with titans of the fund management industry like Fidelity and BlackRock – are turning to the cloud to unlock powerful supercomputing capacity that will end their reliance on Microsoft Excel and give them the tools to compete with the “quants” that have taken over the business in the last decade. The company making all of this possible is Kensho.

- Business Insider, Jul 15 2013



We are looking for highly trained individuals who are interested in applying advanced software methods to global financial markets. You would be joining a group of roughly twenty five people, many of whom have Ph.D.s in scientific disciplines. We have a spectrum of opportunities for individuals with the right scientific and computing skills.