5 minutes with The Outside View – DS14 award winning startup



The Outside View is a predictive analytics company that uses complex algorithms and machine learning. The latest innovative products by The Outside View predict the lucrative event; when somebody will move house.  These innovations provide insight into which houses will sell in an estate agent’s portfolio and when the house will sell, predicting tomorrow’s events – today.


Rob Symes, Founder of The Outside View, shares five insights into this award-winning UK startup following their recent success in the Discovering Start-ups Competition 2014.


Where did the idea for The Outside View come from?

Our documentary featuring Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman 



What’s next on your action plan?

One word. Scale. We’ve proved there is a market and our technology works. Now it’s all about executing on our plan. 


What’s your workspace like?

Awesome. I love our workspace. We just moved to into an office where the tech team and the commercial team are on the same floor. 


Share a key lesson you have learnt over the last year.

Persist when it doesn’t make rational sense. Believe in yourself. It will take customers and investors longer to see that than you expect but eventually they will. 


What’s your tip to stay informed about your industry?

Read. Few people actually read. They skim. Read as many books about data, machine learning and its ongoing applications. 


Check out The Outside View 

Get in touch at: jamie@theoutsideview.co.uk or zoe@theoutsideview.co.uk

Find The Outside View on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-outside-view

Follow Rob Symes on Twitter: @rob_symes


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