Why does the world need a "marketplace for business data?"

Data can do great things, but first it has to be in the right hands.

Buyers can't find new sellers, so they don't get what they need.

Sellers can't find new buyers, so they grow slower than they should.

Data owners don't know what their data is worth, so they sit on it.

We founded dmi.io to unlock the enormous potential of data to make the world better by providing one small but missing piece: a low-friction marketplace built specifically for the unique economics of business data.

Our Team

Jacob Ablowitz

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Jacob has been interested in technology and entrepreneurship as long as he can remember. His first exposure to the internet came in 1992, at the age of 13, working in University computer labs learning UNIX. In High School he started a small business repairing teachers' computers, and while studying Electrical & Computer Engineering and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado he even tried creating a startup in the music technology space.

After graduating during the immediate aftermath of the Internet Bubble, Jacob joined Lockheed Martin and spent over 8 years as a program manager, systems engineer, software engineer, and test engineer across every stage of the product life cycle. He also completed a Master's degree in Systems & Information Engineering in 2008 and the Engineering Leadership Development Program in 2009 before electing to change industries. After LM he served in management and data analysis roles for about two years at Dealertrack Technologies and Bridgewater Associates, which is where he met Will.

In his (nearly nonexistent) spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family as well as playing and recording music in his basement studio with friends.

Will Hickson

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Will is a senior data executive with extensive experience across the spectrum of data management and analytics, and a deep understanding of what it takes to find, wrangle and incorporate data into your business decision making workflow. His previous roles include periods working at some of the world's most forward thinking firms, including Thomson Reuters and Bridgewater Associates, as analyst, data manager, data buyer, business owner amongst other roles.

Will is a passionate data evangelist and happy to engage in a conversation anytime to talk about the opportunities and share war stories. When he's not got his geek hat on, you will find him on the tennis court or at the piano.