Radically Innovating! Rhiza accepted into the BBC Worldwide Labs program.

Selected from over 100 companies, Rhiza has been accepted into the BBC Worldwide Labs program - one of the first 3 American companies ever admitted to BBC Labs. The startup accelerator program allows the BBC to stay on the forefront of innovation in technologies that matter greatly to their business by forging close relationships with innovative and disruptive technologies. For those accepted into the program, BBC Labs is designed to help startup companies reach their next level of growth and showcase the impact of their product. For Rhiza this is a tremendous validation of our value proposition and an opportunity to expand. The BBC uses Rhiza to gain insight into their audience, a departure from Rhiza's traditional use case of arming sales teams with powerful presentation tools. The BBC has an immense amount of data, including novel facial recognition data that measures people’s reaction to a program. This data is...

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Pittsburgh-Based Startup Rhiza Closes $3 Million Funding Round to Accelerate Growth

User-friendly and intuitive marketing analytics platform funded by first outside investors PITTSBURGH - June 17, 2014 - Rhiza, the leading provider of marketing analytics tools that make Big Data actionable for marketers and salespeople, announced today that it has closed a $3 million Series-A funding round led by Pittsburgh-based Draper Triangle Ventures with participation from Arthur Ventures, and Camp One Ventures. The capital will fuel Rhiza’s ongoing growth by building out its sales, marketing, and customer service teams to meet the demand in the market for its product. Rhiza’s product suite increases revenue for both media companies and advertisers by delivering detailed recommendations based on integrated consumer insights. Its platform is used by a rapidly growing list of notable customers, including Comcast, Univision, Cox Media, Cox Reps and Experian. “Our priority is to help our customers move beyond dashboards and utilize our powerful analytics platform to make smarter decisions that...

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Rhiza CEO to be Keynote Speaker at Carnegie Mellon Event

Josh Knauer, Rhiza's CEO, will be the keynote speaker at a Carnegie Mellon University event that is intended to help inspire students and alumni to build their careers by featuring alumni "who have successfully and interestingly navigated their way forward." The event is titled Under Construction: Building Your Future and happens this Saturday, February 23rd. Read more about the event.

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Rhiza on the Move… No really, we’re moving

For those of you who have been following Rhiza for a while, you know that we've been growing quite a bit. We opened a new office in Seattle late last year, and now we are proud to announce that we are moving our Pittsburgh office to a new location to accomodate for our growth. The Pittsburgh Business Times got the scoop on the story today and helped us spread the word that we are the anchor tenant in the newly formed Revv Oakland co-working space. Our new offices are in the heart of the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, which contains both Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt). This will allow us easier access to CMU and Pitt researchers and students, access to over 20 public transportation routes and provide a tremendous number of food/shopping options for our team. More than just location, as an anchor tenant...

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Introducing Rhiza Upshot

For years, Rhiza has produced one of the best online mapping applications on the market. Rhiza Insight is used by our customers to bring location intelligence to their operations and sales departments. Our customers challenged us to meet more of their needs and we listened. We've produced a new version that is still incredibly easy to use and now offers a greater range of tools: online presentations powerful charting features mobile data collection collaboration and sharing tools and of course, amazing online mapping capabilities To celebrate, we are relaunching our flagship product with a new name: Rhiza Upshot Why Upshot, you ask? After talking to our customers about what they love most about our product, we learned that Rhiza Insight helps them get to the upshot of complex scenarios quickly. We invite you to join Rhiza's growing list of customers like Comcast and the U.S. Department of Energy who turn...

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Rhiza Announces Opening of West Coast Office in Seattle

West Coast office helps Rhiza support growing market demand for easy, online location intelligence tools for streamlined business decision-making. Photo credit: Seattle Summer by .Bala via flickr Pittsburgh, PA (December 5, 2012) - Rhiza Labs will celebrate the opening of operations in Seattle in January. While Rhiza’s headquarters will remain in Pittsburgh, PA, the addition of a West Coast office will help Rhiza provide better service to its existing and prospective clients in the West. “We are excited to engage more directly with innovators on the West Coast who support Rhiza’s mission of moving business analysis solely from the control of analysts and geeks into the hands of executives, salespeople and project managers.” said Josh Knauer, Rhiza CEO. Rhiza’s cloud-based tools help clients like Comcast, the U.S. Department of Energy and Dunn & Bradstreet embrace data-driven decision-making. Rhiza’s clients sell more effectively through micro-targeting, evaluate key performance indicators faster and...

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MAYA Companies Moving to Downtown Pittsburgh to Accommodate Growth

Rhiza's parent company, MAYA, announced that it was moving all of the MAYA Companies to downtown Pittsburgh. I didn't think this was a big news story, but apparently Marketwatch decided to publish the news. The expansion of the MAYA Companies into a downtown skyscraper is just one indicator for how well the companies (including Rhiza) are doing and how much growth we've all experienced. Feel free to read the full article to get all of the details.

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Rhiza CEO Co-Authors Presidential Report on Ecosystem Protection

For over a year, I've been serving on a working group of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Our working group was comprised of leaders from educational and non-profit institutions, as well as corporations large and small, who all had expertise in matters of ecosystem preservation, environmental economics and information systems. During this time I've had the privilege of working with these people to draft a set of policy recommendations that were recently presented to President Obama. The result of our work, titled Sustaining Environmental Capital: Protecting Society and the Economy, has now been published and is available online. While the details in the report are quite dense, the content is quite important for several reasons. First, there is a clear focus on explaining the measurable economic value of ecosystem preservation which goes far beyond the traditional arguments for protection that focus on nature's intrinsic values....

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At Rhiza, Every Day is Take Your Kids to Work Day

Today is Take Your Child to Work Day, but that's every day for me! Rhiza has a great "Babies to Work" program which means that our employees can take their infants to work with them up until they are six months old. Ada is nine weeks old and she has been coming to work with me since her third week. I have paid maternity leave, but rather than take it all at once, I chose to taper up my time at work, going from very part time to nearly full time. I've managed to keep up with work projects, but keep my schedule to infant-sized portions. Ada eats, naps, and plays at the office. Most of my programming work and testing gets done when she's sleeping or eating, but I also spend plenty of time rocking her or taking her for walks. She spends a lot of time strapped to...

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