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Data-driven VC: February 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
“This VC is slowly automating his job” interview between Dan Shipper from Every.to and Yohei Nakajima from Untapped Capital here, summarizing his great experiments with off-the-shelf AI models implemented in his daily tasks as a VC
“Outperformance in early-stage specialist firms: A data-driven analysis” by Liam Shalon from Levels Ventures here, showcasing in an “insights from the data” piece how specialist VC firms perform relative to generalist VC firms
“972 billion portfolios: How to design the optimal venture portfolio” by Francesco Farina from Moonfire Ventures here, sharing learnings on portfolio size and strategy (optimal ticket size, initial to follow-on ratio etc.) that were generated by nearly a trillion portfolio simulations
🔥 Fullstack Engineer @Earlybird VC based in Berlin here
Salesforce Developer / Architect @Cathay Innovation in Paris here
Data Engineer @EQT in Stockholm here
“How do you manage your fund? What software or tools do you use?” Reddit thread here, exploring variety of tech solutions and perspectives from different VCs
“Managing a VC portfolio with Airtable” Youtube video by Nico Albanese from Ascenscion Ventures here, explaining in detail how their UK-based Seed fund leverages Airtable across different stages of the VC value chain
“Future of AI in VC” Twitter thread by Yohei Nakajima from Untapped Capital here, summarizing how his team leverages AI for portfolio value creation
THIS MONTH’S DATA-DRIVEN VC EPISODES
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