Open data is fuel for innovators. It has the potential to generate more than $3 trillion a year in additional value in sectors including finance, consumer products, health, energy and education, according to a recent study. These are just a few examples of companies leveraging open data. While we don’t endorse companies, we’re always interested in new examples: Share them on Twitter.

Location

New York, NY and Israel

Financing

Raised $13 million

Jobs

30 employees

BillGuard helps you catch grey charges – deceptive and unwanted charges and fees on your bank statements – and remove them.

Location

New York, NY

Jobs

5 employees

With Calcbench, you can find detailed information on 8,500 companies listed on US-based stock exchanges and make more informed decisions on everything from business strategy to retirement investing.

Location

San Francisco, CA

Financing

Acquired 10/2013

Jobs

160 employees

Farmers can use Climate Corporation’s software and services to plan, manage, and protect crops by tracking growth and using their customized insights and weather-based insurance policies.

Location

Ann Arbor, MI

Financing

Raised $5 million

Jobs

9 employees

With FarmLogs, you can use visualizations of land and crops to get insight on how well fields perform.

Data Sources

Location

New York, NY

Financing

Raised $9.5 million

Jobs

34 employees

Using Panjiva, companies can find suppliers and potential customers around the globe — and stay current on global trade trends.

Location

Seattle, WA

Financing

NASDAQ:Z

Jobs

850 employees

With Zillow, you can see estimates of home and rental values at the neighborhood level so you can make more informed housing decisions.

Location

Washington, DC

Financing

Raised $10.6 million

Jobs

47 employees

Location

Palo Alto, CA

Financing

Raised $888 million

Jobs

1000 employees

With Palantir’s products, you can sift through data to create visualizations for better analysis.

Location

Silver Spring, MD

Jobs

4 employees

Companies in the agricultural supply chain can use Mercaris’ market data service to find the true market value of organic products.

Location

Redlands, CA

Jobs

3000 employees

Esri’s geographic information lets you create maps and data visualizations for better geospatial analysis.

Location

San Francisco, CA

Financing

NYSE: TRLA

Jobs

500 employees

You can use Trulia to see hyperlocal insights and market trends on potential neighborhoods and housing options.

Location

Norwalk, CT

Financing

Raised $229 million

Jobs

330 employees

You can use Kayak to comparison shop for the best deals on flights, hotels, and rental cars by simultaneously comparing hundreds of travel sites.

Location

New York, NY

Financing

Raised $6.4 million

Jobs

15 employees

Location

New York, NY

Financing

Raised $121 million

Jobs

170 employees

Foursquare helps you discover new places and lets you ‘check in’ at different geographic locations and events.

Location

Chicago, IL

Financing

Raised $1 million

Jobs

8 employees

You can use Alltuition to manage the financial aid process from start to finish by keeping track of deadlines and understanding which loans you qualify for and how much financial aid you’ll receive.

Location

Mountain View, CA

Financing

NYSE:LNKD

Jobs

4,812 employees

LinkedIn lets you find and apply to jobs, connect with colleagues and recommendations, and learn about potential opportunities.

Location

San Francisco, CA

Financing

Acquired 1/8/14

Jobs

130 employees

Archimedes’ can help you discover healthcare and simulation data so you can make individualized health care decisions.

Location

Del Mar, CA

Humetrix’s iBlueButton app lets you download, view, and store personal health information on your smartphone or tablet so you can easily share it.

Data Sources

National Drug Code Directory, the RxNorm database developed by the National Library of Medicine for drug information; the MedLine Plus service offered by the National Library of Medicine; and from the National Provider Identifier Registry from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare

Location

Madison, WI

Financing

Raised $12 million

Jobs

18 employees

Using Propeller Health’s app and web services, you can better manage asthma symptoms, triggers, and medication use by syncing asthmatic events with environmental details.

Location

San Francisco, CA

Financing

Raised $90 million

Jobs

120 employees

Clean Power Finance connects solar professionals, distributors, and manufacturers needing financing with investors to help increase mass market access to residential solar.

Location

Boulder, CO

Financing

Raised $8.9 million

Jobs

27 employees

Using the Simple Energy mobile app, you can compare your energy consumption to your neighbors’.

Location

San Francisco, CA

Financing

Raised $164 million

Jobs

75 employees

SoFi can help you find student loans through its peer-to-peer loan platform that connects students and recent graduates with alumni and investors.