Speare – Rahul Shah ’16

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Cornellians on Board:  

Rahul Shah, Founder, CS 2016

Rahul is a Sophomore Undergrad majoring in Computer Science in the Engineering School, and he is driven to create technology that helps people connect to information in a more meaningful way.


Speare’s mission is to use Semantic Technologies and Data Analytics to help digital news sites engage, understand, and connect with their audience. The digital news industry is going to change drastically over the next few years, and we want to catalyze the shift. 

How did you come up with this idea?

The vision for Speare was rooted in my frustration for how difficult it is to keep up with information, especially the news. I knew something had to be changed, and I quickly realized that the digital news industry feels the same way.

Are you recruiting?

We are currently recruiting. We’re looking for creative and determined individuals who believe in our mission. They can contact me at rus3@cornell.edu.

Year Started – 2013

Number of Employees – 10, both undergrad and Ph.D. students

Location – Ithaca, NY