Nicole Hu

She uses A.I. to predict the severity of disasters and help authorities respond.

Company name:
One Concern
Location:
Menlo ParkCA 
Founded:
2015
Industry:
Science Pioneers
Co-founders:
Ahmed Wani, Timothy Frank
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“Our mission is saving lives and livelihoods,” Nicole Hu says. With natural disasters increasing in frequency and severity, Hu and her co-founders started One Concern to make homes, properties, and even entire geographic regions safer. Using data science and A.I., its earthquake platform--now being used by the governments of Seattle and two cities in California--can tell which buildings need to be reinforced, where to evacuate, and how much damage to expect block by block. This year the startup, which has raised a total of $22.6 million, plans to implement its flood platform in its first international location, Kumamoto City, Japan. --Emily Canal

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