19 Data Analysis Service Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
Start A Data Analysis Service

A data analysis service is a great way to help businesses make sense of their data. This type of service can be used to provide insights into customer behavior, improve marketing campaigns, or simply help businesses make better decisions.

If you're interested in starting up a data analysis service, You will need knowledge in data analysis and the ability to communicate effectively with clients so they can benefit from what insights have been found by analyzing their information properly - this way it's not just about making money but also helping others!

iTechArt is a leading custom software development company that helps both startups and enterprises streamline their analytics process. They also generated revenue of $209 billion in 2019, while creating more than a million jobs over the past three years.

Starting a data analysis service is a perfect business idea for those with analytical skills and a desire to help businesses to make better use of their data. This business is in high demand and can be very profitable, with data analysts earning high salaries.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a data analysis service:

1. PropertyData ($1.54M/year)

Michael Dent, founder of PropertyData, came up with the idea for his business when he realized the manual and error-prone process of analyzing property data for potential investments. He saw an opportunity to automate this analysis, making it faster and more accurate for property investors. Today, PropertyData generates $128,000 per month in recurring revenue.

How much they make: $1.54M/year
How much did it cost to start: $68K
Current team size: 1

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I Built $1.54M/Year Tool That Finds The Best Investment Properties [From UK]

Founder of PropertyData creates a subscription website for UK property investors and developers that is now making $128,000 per month in recurring revenue.

About
Michael started PropertyData about 7 years ago
Revenue
Michael grew the business to $128K/month
Costs
It cost Michael $68000 to start the business
Read by 5,011 founders

2. Attributer ($1.2M/year)

The founder, who worked in B2B marketing, couldn’t find a tool that showed which channels were converting leads, sales opportunities, and customers. So he built the tool himself, and recognizing its potential, he turned into full-time entrepreneurship.

How much they make: $1.2M/year
How much did it cost to start: $1K
Current team size: 0

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How My Marketing Tool Reached $50K In Revenue Within 5 Months of Launching

Marketing attribution tool Attributer.io has generated $60k in annual recurring revenue just five months after launch, with a focus on search engine optimisation for high-intent keywords to acquire customers for the platform, offering a lesson in market-first startup development.

About
Aaron started Attributer over 2 years ago
Revenue
Aaron grew the business to $100K/month
Costs
It cost Aaron $1000 to start the business
Read by 4,540 founders

So... can you actually make money with a data analysis service?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

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3. Aucoin Analytics, LLC ($166K/year)

Kervin Aucoin, a 15-year Army veteran and 20+ year Intelligence analyst, came up with the idea for Aucoin Analytics after realizing the need for an unbiased and well-informed travel security platform. Through blogging about his travel experiences and witnessing the detrimental effects of sensationalized news, Kervin developed a subscription-based private intelligence community that focuses on defeating fake news and providing accurate information. With a low overhead, Aucoin Analytics has seen profits of $10,000/month and offers specialized risk assessments and intelligence reports tailored to customers' needs.

How much they make: $166K/year
How much did it cost to start: $25K
Current team size: 1

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I Built A $10K/Month Online Community Where We Fight Fake News Stories

Aucoin Analytics, LLC is a private intelligence company that delivers highly specialized risk assessments and intelligence reports, while also offering a subscription-based private intelligence community that provides access to subject matter experts in government intelligence, with profits at $10,000/month.

About
Kervin started Aucoin Analytics, LLC over 5 years ago
Revenue
Kervin grew the business to $13.8K/month
Costs
It cost Kervin $25000 to start the business
Read by 3,701 founders

4. Electric Sauce ($90K/year)

The founders initially started as Shopify developers but quickly realized the need for email marketing strategies in the eCommerce space. They used Upwork as a platform to find clients and focused on providing valuable services at reasonable prices. Their dedication to simplicity and accountability helped them attract and retain customers, with their main client being acquired through Upwork.

How much they make: $90K/year
How much did it cost to start: $2K
Current team size: 0

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From Freelancing On Upwork To Building A $90K/Year Email Marketing Business

Electric Sauce, a data-driven, retention-focused, email marketing micro-agency founded by two Seans, generates $12,500 a month through pricing their services from $3,500 to $5,000 for established brands, and $1,500 to $2,500 for startups through patient learning, frugality, simplicity, extensive outreach on Upwork, and utmost accountability while using tools like ClickUp, and exposure to thought leaders on YouTube and courses like Klaviyo and Smart Marketer.

About
Sean started Electric Sauce about 3 years ago
Revenue
Sean grew the business to $7.5K/month
Costs
It cost Sean $2000 to start the business
Read by 3,922 founders

So... can you actually make money with a data analysis service?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now

5. Helical Insight ($960K/year)

Nitin Sahu and his co-founder Nikhilesh Tiwari identified the pain points and limitations of existing BI products while providing services in the domain. They launched Helical Insight as an open-source BI product, attracting customers by showcasing how their product can solve their issues. They invested heavily in SEO and content marketing to generate inbound leads and focused on providing high-quality support to retain customers.

How much they make: $960K/year
How much did it cost to start: $20K
Current team size: 42

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From Several Failed Startups To Building A $960K/Year Enterprise BI Business

From several failed startups to building a $960k/year open-source BI business with 51+ clients, Helical Insight offers a B2B focused enterprise software product that can be used by any company generating data, boasting a client list including CA Technologies, Tata Communications, and Fractal Analytics, making a profit margin of 35%, with plans to partner in non-English speaking countries and to raise funding for development, hiring, sales, and expansion.

About
Nitin started Helical Insight almost 8 years ago
Revenue
Nitin grew the business to $80K/month
Costs
It cost Nitin $20000 to start the business
Read by 2,887 founders

6. Decidable ($12K/year)

Decidable, founded by Craig Smith and Mike Bugembe, was born out of their shared frustration with the low levels of insight adoption in businesses and the inability of leaders to harness the value of data. After collaborating on the vision of data storytelling, they developed a platform that automatically translates complex data into short, easy-to-read stories, enabling businesses to make informed decisions. The company's innovative products, such as automated Google Analytics stories and e-commerce data sources, have already helped beta customers increase daily revenue by 25-40%, demonstrating the impressive potential for growth.

How much they make: $12K/year
How much did it cost to start: $1M
Current team size: 2

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How We Launched A Business Intelligence Solution [United Kingdom]

Decidable has created an automated Google Analytics platform that helps UK e-commerce companies between £5m-£50m find all the missed revenue in their data with some of their Beta customers seeing daily revenue increases of between 25% - 40%.

About
Craig started Decidable over 3 years ago
Revenue
Craig grew the business to $1K/month
Costs
It cost Craig $1000000 to start the business
Read by 1,691 founders

So... can you actually make money with a data analysis service?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now

7. Ivee ($120K/year)

Chelsea Rhoads, the CEO/Co-Founder of pup-eeze, came up with the idea for the business after experiencing the difficulties of traveling with her dogs during a camping trip in 2008. Realizing the need for a device to ensure their safety, Chelsea and her co-founder developed Pup Alert in 2016. After encountering challenges with their hardware solution, they adjusted the concept and launched pup-eeze, a wellness tracker for dogs. They have since focused on creating an adjustable ecosystem for dogs' environments and have garnered support from the technology community.

How much they make: $120K/year
How much did it cost to start: $250K
Current team size: 3

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How I Created And Launched A Fitbit For Dogs

Pup-eeze, a wellness tracker for dogs that tracks activity, monitors location and automates their lives, was created by Chelsea Rhoads and Elizabeth Hess after realizing how difficult it was to travel with dogs, and now has a consumer-facing application for pet owners to monitor their pets' data and visualize trends.

About
Chelsea started Ivee over 4 years ago
Revenue
Chelsea grew the business to $10K/month
Costs
It cost Chelsea $250000 to start the business
Read by 4,912 founders

8. TerminusDB ($240K/year)

How much they make: $240K/year
Current team size: 10

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This developer tool doubled to $240k ARR and raised at a $14m post money valuation

TerminusDB has raised €3.6 million in seed funding for its open-source knowledge graph database that offers dependable, private, and effective revision control & collaboration, with a mission to make fundamental changes regarding how data is curated, managed or stored.

About
Luke started TerminusDB over 5 years ago
Revenue
Luke grew the business to $20K/month
Read by 612 founders

9. Compound ($210K/year)

Compound, an ecommerce automation agency, was founded to address the inefficiencies in lead handling and automate processes for businesses. The founder, who had experience in digital marketing, realized the potential of automation while working with Zapier and decided to focus solely on the ecommerce niche. Since then, the company has experienced significant growth and is constantly expanding its team to meet the demand for its services.

How much they make: $210K/year
How much did it cost to start: $500
Current team size: 3

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How I Started A $17.5K/Month No-Code Automation Agency For E-Commerce

Compound, an ecommerce automation agency based in the UK, has experienced a major area of growth driven by the demand for automated D2B business processes, with systems that reduce labor costs by 90% leading to unprecedented demand for their services.

About
Alistair started Compound about 3 years ago
Revenue
Alistair grew the business to $17.5K/month
Costs
It cost Alistair $500 to start the business
Read by 4,316 founders

10. Data Fetcher ($276K/year)

In 2020, Andy learned about a Google Sheets add-on called API Connector, which imports your data into a simple Google sheet.

Around the same time, Andy noticed the rise in popularity of Airtable.

Since Google Sheets and Airtable were close in compatibility, Andy decided to build a similar type of data integration tool for Airtable.

Andy’s 3-step method for coming up with ideas is helpful context for understanding how he came up with the idea: - Find a platform that is already growing massively. - Look at already successful tools for more mature platforms. - Build an equivalent tool for the new platform.

How much they make: $276K/year
How much did it cost to start: $100
Current team size: 0

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How I Built An Airtable Plugin That Lets Users Manage Their Data Better [$80K/Year]

Data Fetcher is a no-code tool that imports data into Airtable which has reached 190 paying customers in just over a year after launch and is making $6500 in MRR, with a goal of reaching $30k+ in MRR, for aspiring founders looking to bootstrap an app to life-changing revenue as a solo founder.

About
Andy started Data Fetcher almost 4 years ago
Revenue
Andy grew the business to $23K/month
Costs
It cost Andy $100 to start the business
Read by 4,527 founders

11. Beam Analytics ($240/year)

JR and Leng came up with the idea for Beam Analytics when they saw that Google Analytics was deemed not GDPR compliant. They wanted to create an affordable alternative that prioritized GDPR compliance and user privacy while offering valuable web analytics. After doing extensive research and drafting a product requirement, they launched Beam in January 2023 and have been steadily attracting and retaining customers through social media, blog posts, and partnerships.

How much they make: $240/year
How much did it cost to start: $3.5K
Current team size: 0

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We Launched Our Project With A Simple Tweet Thread And Grew It To 100 Users

Beam Analytics offers GDPR-compliant web analytics including funnel analysis, cohort retention, and custom event tracking, with a generous free tier and pricing starting at just $11/month, attracting over 100 users within two weeks of launching.

About
TheBuilderJR started Beam Analytics over 1 year ago
Revenue
TheBuilderJR grew the business to $20/month
Costs
It cost TheBuilderJR $3500 to start the business
Read by 2,699 founders

12. Klooks ($720K/year)

Alexandre Abu-Jamra, the founder of K-Looks, came up with the idea for his business when he was working as an M&A advisor and struggled to find financial data for private companies. He realized that this was a common problem in the finance industry and saw an opportunity to solve it by organizing and standardizing unstructured financial data from messy pdf files. After overcoming technical challenges and securing a client with Capital IQ, the largest private financial data aggregator, K-Looks has experienced triple-digit annual growth and generated $600k in revenue in 2022.

How much they make: $720K/year
How much did it cost to start: $50K
Current team size: 35

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Our Business Makes $60K/Month Turning Corporate Financial Statements Into Standardized Data

K-Looks is a Brazilian data firm serving some of the main financial institutions in Brazil with revenues in 2022 of $600k and triple-digit annual growth for the past three years, specializing in organizing unstructured financial data from messy pdf files, offering fully customized data solutions with a combination of engines that extracts and categorizes data automatically with human quality assurance in addition to financial data structuring process and financial spreading services, with a focus on good content, personalized service, and client retention.

About
Alexandre started Klooks about 12 years ago
Revenue
Alexandre grew the business to $60K/month
Costs
It cost Alexandre $50000 to start the business
Read by 1,492 founders

13. Habu ($12M/year)

How much they make: $12M/year
Current team size: 61

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Venture studio spinout hits $250m valuation for clean data room SaaS

Habu founders made $12M in 2022 from its 50 customers with its SaaS software that produces high-value analytics from regulated datasets while defending customer privacy and data owners' rights.

About
Matt started Habu over 6 years ago
Revenue
Matt grew the business to $1M/month
Read by 694 founders

14. FreightWaves ($30M/year)

How much they make: $30M/year
Current team size: 229

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How FreightWaves used their $20m Media Business to build a $20m ARR SaaS with Zero CAC

FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller grew his company to a $30 million total revenue while generating $15 million in ad income, with no costs spent on client acquisition, through its top media and market analytics.

About
Craig started FreightWaves over 7 years ago
Revenue
Craig grew the business to $2.5M/month
Read by 627 founders

15. Data Talks ($3M/year)

How much they make: $3M/year
Current team size: 51

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Data Talks: The Importance of Focusing on One Market – with Stefan Lavén

Data Talks is a bootstrapped CDP that has gained 500 customers and makes $250K in monthly recurring revenue by focusing on the sports vertical market.

About
Stefan started Data Talks over 10 years ago
Revenue
Stefan grew the business to $250K/month
Read by 339 founders