Narrative Science

Narrative Science is the leader in advanced natural language generation for the enterprise.

  • Founded 2010
  • 51-200 Employees
  • 31-50 Engineers
  • Enterprise Software

About Narrative Science

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.

Since its incorporation in 2010, Narrative Science has generated hundreds of millions of narratives, from summarizing disparate business intelligence reports to delivering engaging website content, for diverse audiences.
Our mission is to enhance human productivity and make people smarter by providing data-driven narratives that explain, amplify and illuminate significant events and outcomes.

At Narrative Science, we bridge the gap between numbers and knowledge to provide you with explanations that you can actually understand – and use to run your business more efficiently. As the leading provider of advanced natural
language generation (Advanced NLG) technology, our patented artificial intelligence platform, QuillTM, automatically transforms large, complex data sets into plain English narrative content that is easily understood, relevant and timely. Our solutions help companies improve decision-making, optimize customer interactions and generate revenue.

Quill is the leading Advanced NLG platform for the enterprise that goes beyond reporting the numbers – it creates perfectly written narratives to convey meaning for any intended audience.
While advances in big data and analytics have provided significant insight, they don’t take us to the last mile. Data visualizations are often complex, requiring expert-level analysis and explanation. Quill immediately adds value to data by identifying the most relevant information and relaying it through professional, conversational language. The result?Intelligent narratives that efficiently communicate the insights buried in big data that anyone can comprehend, act on and trust.

Today, we are a fast growing company with over 70 employees and 60 enterprise customers spanning many industries, but focusing primarily on financial services, government and insurance, with innovative solutions in customer engagement, business intelligence, and fraud and compliance. Wired Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and other media outlets have recognized the company as an innovative leader in business analytics and communication. As a testament to our ongoing commitment to drive innovation, Narrative Science started its patent program with our first patent application filing in 2010. To date, we have been issued eight patents, with many more pending.

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Tech Stack
  • Mongo
  • Python
  • CoffeeScript
  • AngularJS

Perks
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Hackathons
  • Optional standing desks
  • Inflatable T-Rex
  • Free lunch
  • Kegerator
  • Agile
  • Casual attire

Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Retirement/401K Plan Retirement/401K Plan
  • Catered lunch Catered lunch

Investors
  • Battery Ventures
  • Sapphire Ventures
  • Jump Capital
  • Northwestern University
  • InQTel
  • SV Angel
  • USAA


Investors
  • Battery Ventures
  • Sapphire Ventures
  • Jump Capital
  • Northwestern University
  • InQTel
  • SV Angel
  • USAA