The two, Gregory Ugwi and Eric Omwega say Thinknum is indexing all of the world’s financial data and making it available on an open platform. The two were inspired by Bloomberg terminal, a real-time financial markets data, news and analytics tool founded by his worship the Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
Ugwi told TechMoran, “The question that inspired us to launch our firm was “How would markets be different if everyone had access to a Bloomberg terminal?”
Ugwi studied Math at Princeton and worked at Goldman Sachs, prior to founding Thinknum. He grew up in Lagos and recorded the highest score in the Nigerian JAMB exams of 2003. His cofounder, Eric Omwega, graduated from Staford Business school earlier this year and currently works for McKinsey. Omwega grew up in Kenya.