About Us

Spark Insights is pushing advances in predictive analytics through artificial intelligence, smart data, and remote sensing.

Spark Insights Team

Headquartered in Boston, MA, Spark Insights is venture backed by Allied Minds.

We’re passionate about providing insurers, reinsurers, and brokers with quick access to highly relevant decision analytics when they need it.

To do this, we’re leveraging advanced artificial intelligence for better risk selection, more efficient claims management, and improved policyholder experience.

Ira Scharf

Ira Scharf

CEO & Founder

Ira Scharf founded Spark Insights in 2018 out of a passion to deliver unparalleled predictive analytics to the insurance industry using innovative AI, machine learning and computer vision combined with satellite-based remote sensing and global earth observations. He has decades of experience leading insurtech, AI, and technology businesses, including executive positions at ClimaCell, BitSight Technologies, and The Weather Company. Ira holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Spark Insights Team


We are growing quickly and looking for talented, passionate, and driven individuals to join our diverse team. Want to work with the best in data science, data engineering, and machine learning?

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Boston, MA


Boston, MA

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