Understory is creating a new sensor-enabled, hyper-local weather data resource that has never existed before and the applications are enormous, as $485B of the U.S. economy fluctuates with weather.

Founded 2012
1-15 employees
  • Analytics & Business Information
  • Headquarters address
    28 Dane St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA

    Understory—named for the area in a rainforest beneath the forest canopy—detects rain, hail, wind and other weather events directly at the earth’s surface, where the risk to life and property is greatest. While traditional, radar-enabled weather centers collect data by analyzing conditions observed in the atmosphere, Understory's ground-truth-based detection is a marked enhancement in both resolution and fidelity, providing real time datasets and graphical views of the movement and intensity of weather events, which leads to better insight and early detection of risks.

    The data applications for Understory's sensors are enormous, as $485 billion of the U.S. economy fluctuates with weather. This new, sensor-enabled big data will impact insurance, agriculture, broadcast, and many other industries.

    Tech stack

    HTML5, CCS, jQuery, Java, Cassandra, Postgres, Python, SaltStack, ANSI C, Contiki, R


    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
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    Insurance (Vision)

    Values and quality of life

    Catered meals