idaciti was founded by a team passionate about financial analysis and reporting who wanted to provide financial professionals with a modern software solution to solve their biggest challenges. The company founders, Emily Huang and Christine Tan realized that financial professionals needed a tool to make accessing, analyzing and visualizing financial and non-financial data easier and more intuitive. By using XBRL to parse public records, idaciti is able to provide this data and then makes it possible for users to visualize the data they discover on the platform to build clear and compelling reports.
idaciti is on a mission to revolutionize the way financial professionals work. We are committed to creating the world’s easiest and most innovative financial research software, making it possible for you to focus on analysis and storytelling.
Recognizing that businesses weren’t making sufficient use of a large amount of business data that are publicly available, Emily Huang launched Denver-based idaciti in 2014. Driven by her entrepreneurial passion, Emily wanted to help other businesses thrive by providing an in-depth view of the data that would help them navigate their business landscape more successfully.
Prior to starting idaciti, Emily co-founded Rivet Software, which automated public companies’ financial filings using what was then a new data format called XBRL (extensible business reporting language). She nurtured Rivet through explosive growth and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission soon mandated that public companies use XBRL filings to increase data transparency.
Emily invented five issued U.S. Software patents for XBRL creation and consumption. Emily has been recognized nationally in the tech industry and in 2011, Denver Business Journal awarded her its “Annual Outstanding Women in Business” accolade.
Emily holds Master’s degrees in Computer and Information Science, and Computer Assisted Instruction from the Cleveland State University and State University of New York at Buffalo.
Also an expert in XBRL, Christine Tan offers her talents and deep financial industry knowledge as idaciti’s Chief Research Officer. As Co-Founder of the company, she is passionate about creating an engaging community for investors, analysts, corporations and academics to connect and collaborate around global financial data.
Christine and Emily first crossed paths when Christine served on the core SEC team that designed and built the first XBRL US GAAP Taxonomy. Prior to forming idaciti, Christine also served as XBRL Project Manager at the Financial Accounting Standards Board where she led the team that was responsible for updating the US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy for new accounting pronouncements, common reporting practices and for ongoing taxonomy architectural developments.
Christine’s academic research in financial reporting has been published in a number of leading accounting journals and she is a member of the FASB’s Taxonomy Advisory Group and Dimensions Working Group. In 2010 she was a contributor to XBRL for Dummies.
Christine received her Ph.D. in accounting and finance from the University of Melbourne in Australia and has served as an accounting professor at several universities in New York. She has consulted with a number of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, investment banks and private equity firms.
Christy is passionate about empowering companies to grow through the intelligent use of financial and accounting data — and showing customers that data doesn’t have to be boring. She brings to
Christy was instrumental in the success of Rivet Software where she worked with Emily, serving as Director of Client Relationships and Director of Professional Services. During her time at Rivet, Christy worked with the SEC managing the contract for the development and implementation of the XBRL viewers. She also worked side by side with Emily at FRx Software, where she held roles as Senior Technical Support Analyst and Account Manager.
Still an active CPA, Christy’s accomplishments include 5 years as an auditor for a public accounting firm and multiple roles in private industry accounting. She received her degree in accounting and finance from the Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Srikanth is a software architect and technology leader, with over 20 years of experience in building enterprise-class software. As Software Architect, he is responsible for piloting the R&D efforts at idaciti.
Before working at idaciti, Srikanth worked at Rivet Software for 11 years, where he held a variety of leading-edge product development roles, culminating in Senior Technical Architect. His experience in helping Rivet transition from a startup to one of the leading technology firms in Colorado laid the groundwork for building the idaciti platform.
Prior to joining Rivet, Srikanth worked for 7 years as a Senior Software Developer at Jones Cyber Solutions, where he built CRM and Order Management Software for the telecom industry.
Srikanth holds a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.