Big Industry’s Brain
BRAD KEYWELL, COFOUNDER, CEO
With every industry becoming more digitally connected, how do they dig out from that data avalanche? That’s where Uptake comes in. it creates software and algorithms to handle all that data for massive businesses like Caterpillar and berkshire Hathaway. it’s also widely used in the rail industry, where “customers are saving fuel and helping the environment” with Uptake’s simplified data stream, says Ceo brad Keywell, who founded the Chicago-based firm with fellow Groupon cofounder eric lefkofsky. in three years, Uptake has attained a $2 billion valuation, while clients now deploy its software to produce 4 million predictions each week.