Flatfile: Data Onboarding on Flatfile with David Boskovic and Eric Crane

Product teams sometimes double as data teams. They struggle through import errors, scrub long and complicated data sheets for consistency, and map spreadsheet fields on step 3 in a long instruction document. Data structuring and synchronization is a very real problem that product teams regularly overcome. 

Flatfile uses AI-assisted data onboarding to eliminate repetitive work and make B2B data transactions fast, intuitive, and error-free. By drawing on the experiences of their thousands of users, Flatfile automatically learns how imported data should be structured and cleaned. Their product saves product teams a ton of time setting up data and syncing it across workspaces so people can focus on using their data instead of fixing it. 

David Boskovic is the co-founder and CEO of Flatfile. He was previously the Platform Architect at Envoy, and CTO and co-founder of the startup Rainmaker. Eric Crane is also a cofounder and the COO of Flatfile, after being the host of Customer Success Leader and Product Manager for Envoy. They join us to talk about data from a product team’s perspective and how leveraging AI with Flatfile is removing barriers between humans and data.

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