Narrative Science

Empower everyone to understand data, make better decisions, and drive better outcomes

Founded 2010
51-200 employees
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  • Headquarters address
    1 North Dearborn Street, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60602
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    What started out as an automated content generation research project among Northwestern University computer science and journalism students, turned into a brilliant business idea. Narrative Science began life as a Northwestern University research project called StatsMonkey. StatsMonkey was a piece of software that automatically generated baseball game recaps. The software was developed by Northwestern computer science students and journalism students who were advised by Kris Hammond and Larry Birnbaum, both professors at Northwestern and co-directors of the Intelligent Information Laboratory. The “InfoLab” already had a strong focus on the automatic generation of content and StatsMonkey was a natural outgrowth of that focus. StatsMonkey worked really well and as a result, two of the students working on the project joined the InfoLab and continued working on StatsMonkey as a university project. Stuart Frankel, who had been advising the InfoLab, worked with Kris Hammond and Larry Birnbaum to raise an initial round of funding and licensed the early technology and intellectual property rights from Northwestern, and Narrative Science was born.

    Narrative Science creates software that writes stories from data to drive understanding and results. Powered by artificial intelligence, our technology automatically turns data into easy-to-understand reports, transforms statistics into stories, and converts numbers into knowledge.

    Tech stack

    Mongo, Python, AngularJS, React, Redux, Node.JS, PostgreSQL, Docker, MongoDB, Lambda, AWS


    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    401k plan
    401k matching
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    On-site fitness center

    Vacation and time off

    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Internship program

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
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