Startup chooses data.world domain name.
Austin entrepreneur Brett Hurt, who founded Bazaarvoice and later took it public, is launching a new startup on a new top level domain name.
Data.world only has a splash page right now, and Hurt didn’t say what the company will do. Information about the company is also sparse on the co-founders’ LinkedIn pages.
However, the splash page has a quote from Mikael Hagstrom, former Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Data-Driven Development:
If the universe of data were suddenly made available, it would unleash the creativity of problem-solvers to combine different data sets – public and private – to develop innovative solutions to innumerable challenges.
The .world domain name is offered by new TLD registry Donuts. There’s a bit of a connection here: Austin Ventures invested in BazaarVoice and is an investor in Donuts. Hurt was a venture partner at Austin Ventures for a short while after leaving BazaarVoice.