Estimize is an open financial estimates platform which facilitates the aggregation of fundamental estimates from independent, buy-side, and sell-side analysts, along with those of private investors and students. By sourcing estimates from a diverse community of individuals, Estimize provides both a more accurate and more representative view of expectations compared to sell side only data sets which suffer from several severe biases.
5036 analysts contribute to Estimize, resulting in coverage on over 900 stocks each quarter. The Estimize consensus has proven more accurate than comparable sell side data sets over 69% of the time.
The firm was founded in 2011 by former quantitative hedge fund analyst Leigh Drogen, with the belief that the financial ecosystem was ready for an estimates platform built with an open and transparent philosophy.
The Estimize consensus estimate is regularly referenced in notable financial media sources such as Forbes, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, The Street, Investors Business Daily and Business Week, amongst others.
Estimize data is now available on major financial research platforms such as Bloomberg.
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Founder and CEO
Leigh started his career as a trader at Geller Capital where he helped run a successful quantitative strategy based on several core behavioral finance principles. He later started his own asset management firm, Surfview Capital, and was an early member of the team at StockTwits before founding Estimize. Outside of building Estimize you can find Leigh at Madison Square Garden watching the Rangers or on the rink at Chelsea Piers playing hockey.
Brian is a full-stack software engineer and entrepreneur: founder of QRawr, former VP of Engineering at KidZui, and former minion at Google. The rare moments when not coding or reading are usually occupied by beer, food or travel (occasionally all three at once).
Front end web developer with a passion for the open, semantic web. Spends time away from the computer rock climbing and playing hockey.
Nicholas is a full-stack engineer and entrepreneur. He was Lead Engineer at Faculte.com, co-founder of TargetMobi and an Engineer at Alice.com. Outside of coding, Nicholas enjoys biking, traveling, carpentry and hanging out with his wife and kids.
Ilya is a full-stack engineer with a passion for finance and economics. Previously he was a VP in Sec Lending IT at Goldman Sachs and Lead Developer at MommyNearest.com. Outside of coding, Ilya enjoys playing pool, golfing, and cooking Indian cuisine.
Product and Analytics
Josh has a background in cognitive science and his post-academic life has focused on the intersection of data, technology, and behavior. He founded liftninja.com, and has developed product strategy for a number of startups, most recently as part of his role as lead data scientist for Blue Jeans Network. Josh enjoys literature, music, whiskey, dirtying his hands on his or someone else's car/bike/motorcycle/house, and pursuits in the mountains.
Cynthia is a designer and entrepreneur. Previously, she was an analyst at Wunderman specializing in telling stories with big data and co-founded EEME. Outside of Estimize, she loves traveling, writing, making lists, and sampling New York City's dimsum restaurants.
Kevin provides commentary and analysis on the latest breaking news in earnings, mergers and acquisitions, economics, and all things technology. Aside from sharing his research through the Estimize blog and various content syndication partnerships, you can find Kevin watching European soccer or talking about Game of Thrones for hours on end.
Matt is a behavioral scientist and technologist who has advocated for transparent financial data since his role as Lead Scientist at Thrive (acquired by LendingTree) let him get an inside look at the predictive power of science based on literally millions of transactions. He's worked with organizations as diverse as the AARP, Treasury Department, American Express, TED, and Playboy. When he isn't busy helping startups create behavior change, he's playing lasertag with other founders or in the kitchen, cooking for a crowd.
Steve's experience covers a range of work in venture capital, finance, and corporate development. He has experience working for high-tech companies as an equity investor, debt provider and operating executive. Steve currently works as the Chief Financial Officer of Warby Parker, a ground breaking e-commerce and fashion company. Previously, he ran finance and corporate development for Majestic Research for 5 years, where he led the successful sale of the company to Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG).
Vinesh runs ExtractAlpha, a boutique advisory firm in Hong Kong which is foused on bringing analytical rigor to the analysis and marketing of new data sets for the capital markets. Vinesh was the Director of Quantitative Research at StarMine, where he developed industry leading metrics of sell side analyst performance as well as alpha signals based on analyst, fundamental, and other data sources. Subsequently he developed trading signals for proprietary trading desks at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, and most recently as an Excecutive Director at PDT Partners, a spinoff of Morgan Stanley.
Wayne is a serial entrepreneur in the Financial Media and Technology space. Most recently he was CEO of The Institute for Individual Investors (IFII), a financial education & publishing company. At IFII, he helped grow sales to $10 million and spearheaded the company's sale to market-leader Agora Publishing in 2011. Wayne began his career in equity sales and graduated from Columbia University.