About Spate

Spate is a Y Combinator-backed company (S'18), founded by Yarden Horwitz and Olivier Zimmer - two ex-Googlers who started Google's Trendspotting division. We use data science to predict the next big consumer trends in beauty, personal care and wellness. For example, we spotted Turmeric before it was cool. Join us in pioneering consumer trends prediction with data science to help brands innovate in marketing and products that consumers want.

We’re two ex-Googlers with a passion for using data to spot new patterns in consumer behavior, and we have made it our mission to build the world’s greatest consumer trends prediction platform of all time. And not just because we want to be trendy, but because we want to help brands get better at giving consumers what they really want. Brands waste over $200BN every year due to product launch failures and inventory waste. By spotting Turmeric, we were able to tell brands to stop wasting money on kale products and provide consumers with glorious golden milk lattes instead - because that’s what consumers want.

How do we do this? We tap into publicly available consumer data (anonymous and aggregated) to identify interesting shifts in consumer behavior. We leverage the latest available technology in ML to solve problems in ways that have never been explored before. Think of it as Data Science for Sociology.

We enjoy a casual atmosphere, but our culture is about getting things done. We are passionate, yet pragmatic when it comes to solving problems in a fast-paced environment. Our standards are high but we thrive off of working with people we respect and can learn from. We’re flexible on work styles, as long as everyone is getting their work done - and getting it done well.


Database Analyst Intern

February 2020 New York City, NY
“Super flexible with hours and making a schedule work with classes. Because the company is small, you have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and learn about all the aspects of the business. Exciting to see your own ideas being implemented and your work having a direct positive impact on the company's progress”
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