The Structure 50: The Top 50 Cloud Innovators


Founded 2010
Investors Betaworks, IA Ventures, RRE Ventures, Chris Dixon, Lerer Ventures, Joshua Schachter, Andrew Rasiej, Ross Williams, Esther Speight, Ed Carroll, Esther Dyson, Michael Parekh
Structure50 Topic Big Data
Description FluidInfo isn’t really a company yet, but it is a powerful idea. Founder Terry Jones wants to create a database that can accept any submissions — like a Wikipedia for data governed by tags.
GigaOM’s Take FluidInfo is building an open, writable storage that allows people to keep their metadata with their data in a format they can choose. Keeping their data in context like this is the opposite of how we do things today, but was enough to have Tim O’Reilly declare FluidInfo his favorite startup at SXSW this year.