Thresher was born from a team of data scientists from Harvard, a 15-year veteran of the software and security engineering space, and a former intelligence officer who understood the need of experts conducting high stakes analysis. This understanding has enabled us to become an award-winning, successful startup built on machine learning and natural language processing solutions backed by world-class and patent-pending data science methodologies.
Why the shark? The Thresher shark is sharp, agile, and lean and is known for its exceptionally long tail. In fact, it has one of the longest in the animal kingdom and uses it to hunt. Because we strive to be sharp, agile, lean, and because approximately 70% of searches are conducted using "long tail keywords", we felt a kinship to our Thresher shark friends. (A long tail keyword is a keyword phrase with at least three words designed to target a very specific search. In fact, on a daily basis 15% of all Google searches have never been seen before.)
The Thresher team is proud to have participated in multiple selective programs designed to identify emerging businesses with value. We are grateful for the help and mentorship these organizations have provided.