Case | HBS Case Collection | February 2013

Recorded Future: Analyzing Internet Ideas About What Comes Next

Abstract

Recorded Future is a "big data" startup company that uses Internet data to make predictions about events, people, and entities. The company primarily serves government intelligence agencies, but has some private sector clients and is considering taking on more. The CEO, Christopher Ahlberg, is wrestling with several key decisions about where to take the company in the future.

Keywords: big data; analytics; internet; Data and Data Sets; Internet; Entrepreneurship; Forecasting and Prediction; Business Startups; Information Technology Industry;

Citation:

Davenport, Thomas H. "Recorded Future: Analyzing Internet Ideas About What Comes Next." Harvard Business School Case 613-083, February 2013.