07 June 2013

Quantitative VC

The Quantitative VC | TechCrunch: "It’s no longer sufficient in venture capital for firms to wait for companies, people and trends to come to Sand Hill Road. Seeing a startup on Demo Day at Y Combinator used to be the pipeline for scouting an early deal. But these days, YC companies are raising from angels before demo days. This is a sign of the times in the venture world. To start competing for deals, VCs have to be prospecting people, companies and trends well before events like Demo Day. And how are VCs trying to do this? Through complex data mining and pattern recognition. . . ."(more at link above)

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