At the root of it, everyone at Enigma is totally fascinated by public data. Being able to find out how many Land Rovers were imported into the Port of Los Angeles yesterday, seeing that Jay-Z was in the White House visitor logs for the purposes of a poetry reading in the West Wing, or examining the connectivity between NYC neighborhoods by analyzing 100s of millions of individual taxi rides. All of this gets us really jacked up.
What we are fundamentally trying to do at Enigma is to build out a platform through which we can leverage all of the interesting data out there to better understand the world and to enable businesses and individuals to make more informed decisions and to see things in new ways. This is certainly an ambitious project, so we are recruiting aggressively and trying to find not only the smartest people in the world, but also those people who are genuinely passionate about the world and strive to understand it better.