HG Data would not have been possible 10 years ago. The data wasn’t available, and the tools didn’t exist.
Interestingly enough, the roots of HG Data go back to before Big Data came of age. The founding team of HG Data started amassing terabytes of documents and building algorithms long before
Hadoop and Git. At their prior company, NOZA, they build the largest database of major philanthropic donors through old-school methods. By OCRing images, running into the limits of Excel
files, appending records through brute-force offshore labor, NOZA was a decade early in achieving its aspirations.
After selling NOZA to Blackbaud in 2010, the founders set out to build HG Data using the modern tools that were just emerging. In two years, HG Data has been able to to build a database that
is bigger, richer and quicker. This is data served up 21st-century style.