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Sisense acquires Periscope Data to build integrated data science and analytics solution

May 14, 2019 / Ron Miller

Sisense announced today that it has acquired Periscope Data to create what it is calling, a complete data science and analytics platform for customers. The companies did not disclose the purchase price. The two company CEOs met about 18 months ago at a conference, and running similar kinds of companies, hit it off. They began talking and after a time, realized it might make sense to combine the two startups because each one was attacking the data problem from a different angle.
Sisense,  which has raised $174 million, tends to serve business intelligence requirements either for internal use or externally with customers. Periscope, which has raised over $34 million, looks at the data science end of the business. Both company CEOs say that they could have eventually built these capabilities into their respective platforms, but after meeting they decided to bring the two companies together instead, and they made a deal “I realized over the last 18 months [as we spoke] th...