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Looker has enabled us to put data in front of people a lot faster

Data platform provider, Looker, today announces the launch of its first EMEA headquarters in London. Together with its operation in Santa Cruz, California, the company now employs more than 165 people.

Founded in 2011 by tech entrepreneur, Lloyd Tabb, Looker has enjoyed 5 x year on year growth and voted “Cool vendor in analytics” this year by Gartner. Looker is very successful with data analysts because of its unique architecture. While other business analytics tools move or extract subsets of data, Looker connects to the data directly in the data warehouse that it’s already in. This means with Looker, data teams can create a platform with centralised definitions - the building blocks of analysis -that the entire organisation can trust and use to explore all the data on their own.

The move is an important step for Looker as an emerging leader in business intelligence and will enable it to fulfil client demand for real time business analytics and data solutions across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

“We are extremely excited to embark on the next stage of our growth. Our investment in establishing a UK operation will allow us to acquire more customers and expand our team across EMEA. Companies are looking for new ways to transform their businesses using data and analytics to get the insights they need to make the best decisions. Data analytics is the future of everything.” said Frank Bien, Looker CEO.

Stewart Duncan, Director of Data Science at Simply Business, the UK’s largest on-line business insurance broker, comments: “Looker has enabled us to put data in front of people a lot faster with a lot less effort to get them really into working with it as quickly as possible. We have gained business insight that we didn't have previously”.

Simply Business video on Looker

Looker is pioneering a new unique kind of business intelligence that gives anyone the ability to interact with live data. With over 400 customers, 40+ UK based, clients such as Simply Business, Metail, Holiday Extras, Lyst and Yplan are using Looker to provide a range of services such as real time trading information and the ability to use different metrics to assess business performance such as the sales pipeline and churn prediction.

Notes to Editor

For more information please visit www.looker.com

Looker London Office address; 64 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1, UK

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Looker is on a mission to bring better insights and data-driven decisions to every level of an enterprise. The company has fast become the catalyst that is bringing data cultures to more than 350 industry-leaders such as Yahoo!, Gilt, Warby Parker, and Sony. Looker is the only analytics tool that allows a data analyst to curate and centralize massive amounts of data – creating a crucial single source of truth – and an easy way for every business team to quickly ask and answer their own questions. Business teams no longer need to work with just subsets of data, while data analysts can focus on more complex analysis instead of a never-ending list of requests from across the company. What results is a data culture where everyone understands what’s working and informed decisions can be made faster and with confidence. Looker integrates with Amazon Redshift, Microsoft Azure DW, Google Bigquery, Teradata Aster, HP Vertica, IBM dashDB, and Snowflake, among others. The company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, and London. Investors include Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, First Round Capital, Sapphire Ventures, and PivotNorth. For more information, follow @lookerdata or visit http://www.looker.com.

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