Andy Palmer

Co-Founder and CEO


Data management start-up Tamr was co-founded by Andy Palmer. Tamr simplifies and automates data preparation for spend analytics, clinical data integration, and other business problems, so businesses can ask big questions and get to insights faster.

Palmer is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who has helped start, fund or found 50+ innovative companies in technology, health care and the life sciences, including pioneering Big Data company Vertica Systems (acquired by HP). He also founded Koa Labs, a shared start-up space for entrepreneurs in Cambridge’s Harvard Square.

He was also a member of the core startup team and the SVP and CIO at Infinity Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INFI); and has held positions at innovative companies including Novartis, Bowstreet, and Trilogy. (BA, Bowdoin 1988; MBA, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, 1994)

In this video, Andy Palmer talks about how workers have come to expect a Google-like experience with enterprise data that integrates structured and unstructured data so that it is easy to answer simple questions. For companies like Toyota, it’s a need for a unified view of customer history no matter which dealership the customer visits.