19 August 2013

Science of the Deal, Google Ventures

Google Ventures Stresses Science of Deal, Not Art of the Deal - NYTimes.com: " . . . Unlike venture capitalists of old, the company’s rising V.C. arm focuses not on the art of the deal, but on the science of the deal. First, data is collected, collated, analyzed. Only then does the money start to flow. Google Ventures and its take on investing represent a new formula for the venture capital business, and skeptics say it will never capture the chemistry — or, perhaps, the magic — of Silicon Valley. Would computer algorithms have bankrolled David Packard or Steve Jobs? Foreseen the folly of Pets.com? . . . " (read more at link above)

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