October 10, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month

Alejandro Martinez

Alejandro Martinez is co-founder of MatrixDS, a platform that helps companies create, share, and collaborate on data projects. He was born and raised in Venezuela and began working in the family manufacturing business at a young age. That’s where he learned to problem solve and find creative solutions for problems in operations. After coming to the US and graduating with a Master’s of Engineering in Operations Research and a MBA at Cornell, he came to Stanford to get his Ph.D. in Decision Analysis.  He reached out to us because he was interested in entrepreneurial decisions involving his Ph.D. research. His journey resulted in the founding of MatrixDS with a fellow researcher, Isaac Faber. The goal was to find out how to get advanced mathematical tools in the hands of more people and how to make a process so simple that people start using it more.”

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Alejandro Martinez Bio

Alejandro Martinez is co-founder of MatrixDS, a a cloud-based open community data science platform that helps companies create, share, and collaborate on data projects at any scale using their favorite commercial tools. He worked in his family’s manufacturing business since the age of ten. In 2009, due to the Venezuelan crisis, the family company was nationalized by the Venezuelan government and he came to the US to pursue graduate school. Alejandro went to Cornell University for a Master’s of Engineering in Operations Research and an MBA. After a few years working in operations consulting, he went back to school to pursue a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Decision Analysis where he focused on building automated decision systems. While at Stanford, he co-founded MatrixDS with Isaac Faber. The mission was to reduce the friction in the implementation gap of advanced models. and bring decision intelligence at scale to every company at the lowest possible cost of implementation.

 

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About the Author: Rusty Dornin

Rusty Dornin is the director of marketing and communications for Ulu Ventures. An award-winning radio and television journalist, she was a CNN correspondent for nearly 18 years covering domestic and world news ranging from war to natural disasters and tales of crime and politics