Anthony Cosgrove

Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder


I started my career in UK government, where I used data to identify complex criminality for which I was awarded an MBE in 2006. Following that, I moved to HSBC where I spent a decade delivering global change programmes in information security, fraud and financial crime. This included the creation of multiple analytics teams and big data platforms that delivered ground-breaking financial crime detection capabilities. During this time, it became clear that diversity was as critical as scale for achieving meaningful outcomes from data because context is king and it’s incredibly rare for any organisation to have a complete picture. The increasing adoption of cloud provided a unique opportunity to help organisations work together to achieve scale and diversity, so I conceptualised and co-founded HARBR to build a new category of data platform that solves the business, process and legal issues preventing organisations from rapidly acquiring the data they need. HARBR is now being used by multiple organisations to build and enhance data businesses and deliver real-world outcomes that would not otherwise have been possible.