VC Fund Data Analytics
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Correlation of analytics and successful deal making remains elusive

The jury, you might say, is still out for Correlation Ventures. In 2012, the San Diego venture firm started taking a novel approach to investing. In its investment decisions, the firm uses predictive analytics software to find the next all-star and help with deal making. After five years, Correlation Managing Partner David Coats said he […]

Avalon Ventures, Kevin Kinsella, venture capital, divorce, legal, lawsuit
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Jurors rule against San Diego VC Kinsella in case about mediation

Kevin Kinsella, founder and managing director of Avalon Ventures, is one of San Diego’s winningest VCs, with his firm boasting a long list of successful exits in tech and biotech companies. But the verdicts in a trial that ended in mid-May may not have been what he was hoping for. In San Diego Superior Court Kinsella […]

Dallas Fund Firm VC
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After legal dispute, Dallas firm changes name, adds partner

After a year-long legal dispute, the Texas VCs Jeff Williams and Jason Story have changed the name of their early-stage venture firm to Interlock Partners from Hangar Ventures. And they’ve added a third partner, who will be based in New York. Harry Hawks, the new addition, was chief financial officer for Hearst Television from 1992 to […]

chatbots, technology, venture capital, Octane AI, Phil Libin, General Catalyst Partners
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Outsmarting the competition to find the winners in AI

Early-stage investor ff Venture Capital says that from an investing perspective, 2017 is the year of artificial intelligence. And it’s among a number of venture firms putting startup capital where their AI instincts are. Market researcher Marketsandmarkets expects the AI market to reach more than $16 billion by 2022, a rate of nearly 63 percent a year. The research firm […]

private equity, Parthenon Capital, Eliza Corp., health care, IT
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Market for digital therapeutics looks healthy

Digital therapeutics, combining remote patient monitoring, behavior modification, wearables, data analytics and related technologies to treat patients with chronic conditions, has been big on promises but short on delivery, despite the best efforts of a number of venture-backed companies in the sector. But that’s about to change and for the better, according to a report […]

Kobe Bryant Athletes
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Kobe Bryant, shooting for a big score, joins league of athletes-turned-VCs

Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, who at the end of last season retired after a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, has joined a long list of athletes diving headlong into venture capital. In late August, Bryant said he formally partnered with scientist-turned-tech-entrepreneur Jeff Stibel to launch an early-stage venture firm, Bryant Stibel. The Malibu, California, firm […]