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      The biggest value we get from Calcbench is gaining better access to hard-to-find footnote data that we use in our research. Calcbench is making great strides in how industry can leverage XBRL data to improve access to valuable financial information, and we are pleased to be working with them."
– David Zion,
Zion Research Group LLC

      Calcbench is a practical platform that helps me with my financial benchmarking. I use Calcbench to efficiently gather competitor’s data so that I can compare us against our peers on an ongoing basis. After reviewing other tools on the market, I chose Calcbench, as I was immediately impressed by its flexibility and ease of use."
– Financial Executive,
Aerospace and Defense Manufacturer
      Calcbench can't be beaten. It's fast, flexible, and friendly, and lets our team pull data out of those hard-to-reach places - like footnotes and balance sheet details - with an ease that older databases can't come close to matching."
– Jack T. Ciesielski, CPA, CFA,
President, R.G. Associates, Inc.

About Us

Calcbench is a better way to analyze financial data; that’s it. We do have lots of data, because we harness the XBRL data standard to collect amazingly rich and detailed information on every filer with the SEC—but that’s how we do our job. The Calcbench platform is a faster, smarter, better, more versatile, and more accurate way for you to do your job.

Our databases and research tools provide a new experience in researching financial and accounting data. Calcbench tracks all types of corporate disclosures—10-Q, 10-K, 8-K, earnings releases, proxy statements; more to come in the future—whether they are displayed prominently or buried in the footnotes. We have that level of detail for more than 9,000 U.S.-listed businesses. Above all, we let you connect the dots among all that data, from a numerical disclosure on one financial statement to the narrative behind the number elsewhere.

Financial analysts, investors, academics, auditors, and economists can instantly access, research, and share data, both online and through our Excel add-in. Our accessible and intuitive platform can help you better understanding competitor financials, identify potential risk areas, find trends across industry sectors, or conduct more effective due diligence. Calcbench is the tool you need to make better decisions.

Calcbench is a proud member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board's Taxonomy Advisory Group, XBRL US, and the Center for Data Quality. To keep in touch, follow us on Twitter, join our Users Group, read our blog, or create an account to receive our email newsletter.

About XBRL

Leadership Team

Pranav Ghai
CEO & Co-Founder
Pranav is an analytics professional who has built expert systems that interact with information to return actionable ideas. The majority of Pranav’s professional career has been based in financial services, with time spent at Morgan Stanley and ITG. He is also a contributing member to the Microsoft Technical Computing Customer Advisory Board. Pranav graduated with a BS from Bates College and an MS in Applied Mathematics from the Courant Institute at New York University. In his free time, Pranav enjoys family time and biking. He is also an avid sports fan, loving teams that don't always love back.

Alex Rapp
President, CTO & Co-Founder
Having a background both in fundamental equity analysis and software development, Alex co-founded Calcbench in 2011 to build a new kind of data research platform to take advantage of the interactivity and detail of the newly emerging XBRL data standard. Since then, Alex has pushed Calcbench to grow beyond XBRL data, and has led the designing and build of Calcbench’s artificial intelligence tools used to pull meaning out of SEC filings and company press releases. Alex holds a BS in math and computer science from Bates College and an MBA from Boston University, and prior to Calcbench had 15 years of experience in innovation and problem solving in the financial services, communications, and mobile/wireless industries. He is also a member of FASBs Taxonomy Working Group.

Ariel Markelevich, Ph.D., CMA
Chief Product Development Officer
Ariel leads the company’s efforts to create easy to use benchmarking, valuation, and analysis tools for finance professionals. He is also an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. Ariel has devoted his research agenda over the last few years to the study of XBRL and serves on XBRL US’s Communication Steering Committee and on the IMA’s XBRL Advisory Committee. In his free time, Ariel enjoys making beer and kicking up his feet with a good book.

Andrew Kittredge, CFA
Senior Software Engineer & Financial Analyst
Andrew joined CalcBench from FlipKey/TripAdvisor. Prior to 2009 he was in finance at eSecLending and Numeric Investors. He has a BA in Economics from Gettysburg College and a MA in Computer Science from Boston University’s Metro College. In his free time he enjoys surfing and playing basketball.

Calcbench History

After the accounting scandals in the early 2000s, the SEC pushed to make financial statements digital in an effort to show more transparency in company filings, resulting in the development of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language), a ‘machine readable’ format for financial reporting that is now required for use by the SEC for all U.S. public companies.

In the midst of these government mandates, Pranav and Alex, former college roommates, reunited in order to enter the XBRL Challenge, a contest run by industry association, XBRL-US. After taking first prize, they decided to formalize the company and take their creation to market, in the hopes of greatly reducing the time and effort analysts, accountants, and other financial professionals spend digging through public company filings. Thus began the origins of Calcbench.

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