Joseph Nelson

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Co-founder and CEO of Roboflow. We make it easy for developers to use computer vision, so computers understand the visual world as well as you can. We're supported by great customers and investors like Y Combinator, Craft Ventures, the founders of OpenAI, Lachy Groom, and others.

I grew up in Iowa.


  • 🏛️ Co-founded Represently ("Zendesk for Congress"), which enables the US Congress to respond to constituent mail faster using natural language processing and machine learning. A company named Fireside acquired it.
  • ✏️ Taught at General Assembly. I built and delivered 2000+ hours of data science curriculum. I also helped sell enterprise reskilling programs.
  • 📊 Ran BetaVector (ROC AUC), a consultancy that builds data products.
  • 👶 Interned at Facebook, the US Senate, and a few other places that carry less signaling value to you.

Assorted projects / interests:
  • 🚲 Assessing bicycle route safety in DC.
  • 🏒 Analyzing hockey defensemen; presented at the Boston Hockey Analytics Conference
  • 🇫🇷 Hosting a hackathon with the French Embassy
  • ❄️ Forecasting snow days with Google searches
  • 💬 Scrutinizing everything The Onion wrote about Obama's presidency
  • 🍽 Predicting Michelin Star winners with data
  • 💸 Measuring Zuckerberg's Hurricane Harvey fundraise

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