SAN FRANCISCO — Premise Data, a San Francisco-based crowdsourcing company with emerging applications for the development sector, announced its new chief executive officer on Tuesday, as it works to scale up its platform.
Maury Blackman, who previously led the government technology group Accela, will take the reins from Premise co-founder and CEO David Soloff, who remains on as chairman of the board.
Premise, which launched in 2012, collects information about situations on the ground from a global network of contributors using their smartphones, which it then blends with machine learning to provide a clearer picture to clients including the World Bank, the United Nations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The company is commercializing on the rapid pace of smartphone penetration on behalf of clients who want to get closer to their customers or beneficiaries in order to make better decisions. It has raised $67 million in venture capital from firms that see high potential for return on investment from the data crowdsourcing model.