We believe in augmenting human intelligence, not replacing it.

With the right data and great technology, people and institutions today can still solve hard problems and change the world for the better.

We have worked in financial services for many years and used numerous platforms ourselves. When we looked at the available technology, we saw products that were too rigid to handle novel problems, and custom legacy systems that took too long to deploy and required too many services to maintain and improve.

We saw new approaches that failed against their adversaries, and all-or-nothing constraints that forced organizations to make unacceptable trade-offs between progress and securing sensitive data from misuse.

We saw a need for a different kind of technology, and we knew it would take a different kind of company to build it. That’s why we founded Data Simply.


Michelle Bonat  Co-Founder | CEO      LinkedIn      Website

Michelle Bonat

Co-Founder | CEO     LinkedIn    Website



Co-Founder | CTO

The Data Simply team is exceedingly well qualified to drive value. We are led by Michelle Bonat, a software engineer, former Oracle executive running financial web application development globally, and an ex-banker; and John Sawers, a technologist, developer and entrepreneur who was the first technical hire at TradeKing, and as their Architect brought them to a Barron's top 5 investing site.

We thrive on solving difficult problems in a simple manner. To do this we bring significant experience in global enterprise applications development, financial services, and big data.


We are guided by advisors with deep experience in the financial services industry and value creation with technology. These include our participation in accelerators, a data program, and our own in house advisory board:

PlugAndPlay FinTech Innovation Platform corporate partners, mentors, and investors

SixThirty fintech accelerator mentors

FinTechSandbox data partners, team, and advisors

Founder Institute worldwide community of advisors

  • Barry Franklin - VP, Regional Manager, West Coast Sales, FactSet (former)
  • Bryan Garcia - CTO (former), Equifax (EFX)
  • Oliver Richner - Managing Partner, Richner Capital (Hedge Fund Manager)
  • Karl Shaikh - Senior Analyst, Morgan Stanley (former) and Strategist
  • Chris Shipley - Analyst, Writer, Innovation Strategist

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