We often get the question: how many people are in The Data Guild? The answer is a bit complicated, because the boundaries of the Guild can be defined in a few different ways. All told, about 35 people currently work for, work closely with, or advise the Guild — data scientists and engineers, but also designers, domain experts, portfolio company founders, and academic researchers. A smaller number - currently less than 10 - are actually employees, or “members”, of the Guild. Guild members and affiliates often shift roles from one project to another, leading a function in one effort and then working as an individual contributor in the next.