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AI & Machine Learning Driving Essential Intelligence

Founded out of Harvard and MIT in 2013, Kensho received backing from Google Ventures, leading financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase and S&P Global, and the venture capital arm of the CIA, In-Q-Tel. Over five years the team at Kensho built analytical products used by some of the world’s biggest financial institutions and the U.S. Intelligence Community. Kensho was acquired by S&P Global in 2018, and continues to operate independently, retaining its distinct brand and culture in its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

Kensho In The Press

Rise of the Machines

The Economist, May 9, 2015

A Partnership With CNBC Adds Context to Its News

The New York Times, Nov. 19, 2014


World Economic Forum Kensho Award

The World Economic Forum names Kensho a Technology Pioneer — one of the most innovative private technology companies in the world.

Forbes Fintech 50 Award

Kensho tops Forbes' Fintech 50 — the 50 most innovative private companies in Fintech globally.

CB Insights AI 100 Award

Kensho named to the AI 100 — the 100 most promising private artificial intelligence companies globally.

Fortune 5 Hottest Companies in Fintech

Fortune names Kensho one of the 5 Hottest Companies in Fintech.


CNBC's Bob Pisani Interviews Kensho CEO Daniel Nadler

CNBC's Bob Pisani Interviews Kensho CEO Daniel Nadler

CNBC, Jan. 22, 2014

SPX and Dow During the First Year of a Presidency

SPX and Dow During the First Year of a Presidency

CNBC, May 1, 2017

The Kensho Autonomous Vehicles Index's YTD Performance

The Kensho Autonomous Vehicles Index's YTD Performance

CNBC, May 26, 2017

Kensho Values

Go Team!
We put the team before ourselves. We aren’t selfish. We disagree but commit
We prefer a flat hierarchy, and don’t pay much attention to titles. We encourage intelligent risk-taking; we like action, and we don’t waste time
We encourage differences: we respect and seek out backgrounds and opinions that are different from our own
Open Communication
We default to openness and happily acknowledge and embrace failures so we can learn from them
Pursuit of Excellence
We never sacrifice our high bar and optimize under the assumption that quality work hours from the best people are the scarcest resource

A Way of Seeing

Kensho is a Zen term which means ‘to see nature’

From a New Vantage Point

We believe that our civilization’s newest technology—machine intelligence—can and should be used to better understand our oldest human systems