Frequently Asked Questions
Let's get a few questions out of the way, so that we can be most productive when we meet.
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WHAT IS THE GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE OF YOUR DATA?
ODN focuses on measuring business and automobile safety in the United States. Our extensive coverage is concentrated in cities, with populations ranging from 460,000 to 10 million.
WHAT DATA DO YOU USE TO BUILD MODELS?
We use city, municipal data such as inspection results, permits, and registrations, as well as car crashes and road infrastructure data to measure risk. To explore more of the data we use, check out our data dictionary. Looking for something specific? Contact us for a point in the right direction.
HOW BIG IS YOUR TEAM?
We're a nimble team of twelve accomplished professionals. Each semester, we are joined by an allstar team of statistics and business school interns. If you're interested in a position, please check out our open positions.
HOW DO WE GET STARTED WORKING TOGETHER
We'd love to schedule a meeting with your head of business-line underwriting or other decision-makers. For contract-related matters, you can email contracts@ODNsure.com
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
We have two offices -- in New York City and Washington DC. Mostly, our data science team sits in DC, whereas our front-office team is based in NY.
ARE THE SCORES A "BLACK BOX"
We make our data sources transparent, as they are free and open to the public. There is no IP we protect, when it comes to the raw data inputs. We focus instead on adding value with our expertise of how to access, model, and deliver tools built with city data.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We base our fee on the size of your current portfolio, so that we get paid proportional to the value we add in terms of increased sales and other operational efficiencies. We suggest you contact us directly, if you would like a quote.
HAVE YOU WORKED WITH CARRIERS BEFORE?
Yes, we have current and ongoing contracts with some of the largest multi-national carriers. ODN also was mentored by institutions as part of the Partnership Fund for NYC, FintechLab in 2018.
ARE DATA FREE?
Your tax payer dollars have paid to produce, and sometimes publish, the city data we use in our models. We're happy to point you in the right direction, if you're interested in learning more about city data and accessing some for your organization. Contact us.
CAN THE DOG JOIN?
Yes! Alma, ODN’s mascot, is highly motivated by offers of treats.