Jim Kaskade, the CEO of Infochimps, had approached John Lawrie, his counterpart at Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC), to see if he would agree to be an advisor to the Austin, TX, startup.

Five months later, the men would be announcing that Falls Church, VA-based CSC would be acquiring Infochimps. “By joining forces with CSC, we together will deliver one of the most powerful analytic platforms to the enterprise in an unprecedented amount of time,” Kaskade wrote late Tuesday in a company blog post.


Infochimps CEO: CSC’s Purchase Plays Up Strengths of Big Data, Cloud