Accel is excited to welcome Hilary Mason, former Chief Data Scientist at Bit.ly, as our inaugural Data Scientist in Residence. Hilary will serve as an advisor to the firm's portfolio companies and assist with evaluating new technologies and investment opportunities.
She is deeply rooted in the New York tech scene and has been an active member of Mayor Bloomberg's Technology and Innovation Advisory Council since 2011. The advisory council is tasked with findings ways that government can help tech companies and start-ups grow and scale in NY. Additionally, she serves as an advisor to several NY startups including knod.es, collective[i], MortarData as well as DataKind, a non-profit that brings together leading data scientists with high impact social organizations. She has served as a mentor to Betaspring, the Providence Rhode Island-based start up accelerator, and TechStars New York.
In 2010, Hilary co-founded HackNY, a non-profit dedicated to creating a path for talented students to join New York's creative technical community through events, education, and prestigious fellowships. Prior to that she designed statistical models of careers from a resume dataset, for Path101, Inc.