CEO Jack Kokko Wins EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year® 2023 Award

We are thrilled to announce that our CEO and Founder, Jack Kokko, has been recognized as winner of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 New York award by EY, the preeminent competitive award for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. 


Since founding AlphaSense in 2011, Jack’s entrepreneur journey has embodied Sisu – an AlphaSense core value, and a Finnish word signifying bravery, determination, and perseverance in the face of obstacles. He began his career as an analyst on Morgan Stanley’s technology team, poring over massive amounts of information and data to help assess and value large M&A deals and financings. In this role, he quickly realized how challenging it was to find key insights and market trends at the speed, precision, and reliability that was required. 

Several years later, Jack met his cofounder Raj Neervannan at Wharton, and they were both shocked that this problem had not yet been solved. Together, they set out to build AlphaSense, a new search engine that layers search technology, machine learning, and natural language processing technology on top of financial and business content. AlphaSense now serves thousands of the world’s largest companies, helping them be more agile and confident through their most significant decisions, with the right data and insights at their fingertips.

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Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all. This is a perfectly suited description for Jack, who launched AlphaSense to help thousands of companies, and led through innovation to grow the business exponentially and rally the entire AlphaSense organization behind a single mission: to help every business make better decisions with confidence and speed. 

Check out some other recent notable milestones such as Forrester naming AlphaSense a Leader in their Market and Competitive Intelligence Wave Report and CapitalG investing $100 million.


AlphaSense is a market intelligence platform used by the world’s leading companies and financial institutions. Since 2011, our AI-based technology has helped professionals make smarter business decisions by delivering insights from an extensive universe of public and private content—including company filings, event transcripts, news, trade journals, expert calls, broker reports, and equity research. Our platform is trusted by over 2,000 enterprise customers, including a majority of the S&P 100. Headquartered in New York City, AlphaSense employs over 1,000 people across offices in the U.S., U.K., Finland, Germany, and India.

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