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Bright Data

Bright Data is a leading web data platform.

Summary

Bright Data is a leading web data platform. Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions and small businesses all rely on Bright Data’s solutions to retrieve crucial public web data in the most efficient, reliable and flexible way, so they can research, monitor, analyze data, and make better decisions.

History

Under the CEO’s Or Lenchner’s leadership, Bright Data has advanced its product offerings to include first-of-its-kind automated solutions, enabling its customers to collect and receive data in a matter of minutes. Among Bright Data’s thousands of customers are Fortune 500 companies, major e-commerce firms and sites, prominent finance firms, leading security operators, travel sites, academic and public sector organizations.

Bright Data also greatly invests in driving forward compliance-driven and industry-wide standards in addition to its internal operations – aiming to advance external policies for reliable and trustworthy data collection practices.

In 2020, Bright Data opened its first US offices in New York City, further expanding into San Francisco in 2021. Also in 2021, it launched The Bright Initiative, a separate organization from Bright Data that forwards pro-bono access to Bright Data’s leading technology and expertise to NGOs, NPOs, academic institutions and public bodies striving to drive positive change throughout the world. Bright Data recently announced that it had surpassed the $100 million mark in annual revenue. It also acquired three companies in 2021 without external funding and additionally supported 342 pro-bono projects throughout the year through The Bright Initiative.

Mission and vision

According to the CEO, Bright Data’s vision is:

to continue to provide for the evolving data needs across industry sectors and markets. They will continue to lead the market with speed, flexibility and efficiency and address the ever-growing data needs with a full suite of data products and solutions that meet the full data cycle requirements”. As for the mission, as the website of Bright Data states,

they are committed to providing reliable and quality data in the most flexible and effective way. They take pride in continuously innovating, anticipating and addressing our customers’ increasing web data needs and answering them with easily integrated efficient solutions”.  

Team

CEO, Or Lenchner

Ever since his appointment as CEO of Bright Data, Or Lenchner has continued to expand the company’s market base. Prior to his career at Bright Data, Lenchner founded and managed several web-based businesses, developing digital assets and online marketing programs. Initially joining Bright Data as head of product development, Lenchner has quickly moved up in the company – being one of the pivotal members in the design of Bright Data’s first product-driven by his firm belief in a transparent, compliance-driven web environment that serves both the public and the business sector as a whole.

CTO, Ron Kol

Ron Kol is a proven expert in developing and implementing data collection technology, and his belief in a free and transparent internet has been a key influence in his career. Kol spent seven years at Jungo (now known as Cisco Videoscape), which develops software for the pay-TV industry, as R&D Manager up to its acquisition by NDS in 2007. Kol then moved to Hola VPN, where during his 11-year tenure as VP R&D from 2008-19 he led the development of Bright Data’s first product in 2014. He then rejoined Bright Data as CTO in 2019, two years after it split from Hola and was acquired by EMK Capital.

References

Or Lenchner – DATAVERSITY

Bright Data – The World’s #1 Web Data Platform

Or Lenchner, CEO of Bright Data – Database Trends and Applications (dbta.com)

Or Lenchner – Forbes Councils

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/or-lenchner

https://cloudcomputing-news.net/news/2022/mar/11/5-minutes-with-or-lenchner-ceo-at-bright-data/

https://twitter.com/orlench