Data-driven VC: April Roundup
Where venture capital and data intersect. Every week.
👋 Hi, I’m Andre and welcome to my weekly newsletter, Data-driven VC. Every Thursday I cover hands-on insights into data-driven innovation in venture capital and connect the dots between the latest research, reviews of novel tools and datasets, deep dives into various VC tech stacks, interviews with experts and the implications for all stakeholders. Follow along to understand how data-driven approaches change the game, why it matters, and what it means for you.
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READS & RESEARCH
“The 10x VC: Moonfire’s tech-first vision” by Matthias Ljungman here, sharing his perspective on why merging humans and machines will transform the scale and accuracy of venture
“BloombergGPT: A large language model purpose-built for finance” here, introducing a dedicated model to perform NLP tasks in finance at scale
“Two-thirds of investors believe alt data adds alpha despite growing demands for its application to be improved” by Wesley Bray from TheTrade here, revealing that 3 out of 4 investors reported increased use of alternative data within the last 2 years
“The six million dollar VC” by from here, documenting his journey from angel investor to fully-fledged VC leveraging data-driven methods and LLMs to systemize startup identification and more
🔥 Fullstack Engineer @Earlybird VC based in Berlin here
🔥 Senior Data Engineer @Earlybird VC based in Berlin here
Salesforce Developer / Architect @Cathay Innovation in Paris here
Analytics Engineer @EQT in Stockholm here
ML master student @EQT in Stockholm here
Data Engineering @Ethereal Ventures remote here
Data Engineering Lead @Techstars hybrid in Bolder, Colorado US, here
Senior Software Engineer at a leading growth equity firm in Menlo Park or New York here
“21 productivity hacks VCs and founders can’t live without” by Sadia Nowshin from Sifted here, covering top tools used by investors at Inreach, Picus, Eight Roads and more
Andreas Goeldi, Partner at b2venture, describes here how he leverages the GPT-4 API and some custom code to parse a startup PDF pitch deck and create an investment memo
Karl Lorey, Founder of Startupradar, shares here how he leverages the GPT-4 API to create embeddings of startup descriptions and map their similarity across all entities, to eventually identify potential competitors
THIS MONTH’S DATA-DRIVEN VC EPISODES
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