Infochimps is an Austin startup with the mission to democratize access to structured data. Initially the brainchild of two graduate physics student at the University of Texas, Info Chimps is indexing and connecting the world’s data and making it searchable. Info Chimps technology allows it to host and distribute that data in a variety of formats, with a focus on making lists, spreadsheets and datasets easy to find and consume. The Info Chimps marketplace has a similar revenue model to eBay, except it doesn’t charge listing fees. Its top 20 datasets have been downloaded over 20,000 times.
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