New Business Models, Born of Crisis

Along with danger, crisis is represented by opportunity. John F. Kennedy The Business Model Conversation For many years I’ve had discussions with innovation teams about business model choices and making pivots. It’s a tough conversation, especially since in any normal business climate there is little impetus to change business models. Most companies have an established business model that works, and…

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Shedding New Light on Intelligent Investment Strategies

"When it comes to successfully identifying the likely success of companies, and steering an effective investment strategy, there is one organization that appears to be well ahead of the pack. The company is WR Hambrecht and the person guiding their analysis and decision-making process utilizing a proprietary software system he developed more than a decade ago is Thomas Thurston, Partner…

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Growth Science & WR Hambrecht featured on CNBC

Broadcast Dec. 21, 2019 on CNBC WR Hambrecht + Co and Growth Science's MESE® computing system are turning the traditional venture capital model upside down through machine learning, big data, artificial intelligence and disruption theory.  Growth Science also partners with a select group of the world's leading corporations to guide organic and inorganic growth strategies.

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Thomas Thurston, CTO at WR Hambrecht Ventures to Speak at the 76th Hyperion Research HPC User Forum

The HPC User Forum has selected WR Hambrecht Partner and Chief Technology Officer, Thomas Thurston to speak at its 76th HPC User Forum, March 30th to April 1st at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey. Thurston will give a talk titled, “Using HPC-enabled AI to Guide Investment Strategies for Finding and Funding Startups.” Thurston, a widely respected Venture…

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Podcast Highlight – This Week in HPC: Better Predictions in Financial Services

Listen to 1:12 - 5:50 A great highlight of Thomas Thurston's presentation on Growth Science's MESE(tm) computing system applied to venture capital at WR Hambrecht + Co. Addison Snell is joined by John Russell and Doug Black of HPCWire and Enterprise AI for an overview of the HPC & AI on Wall Street conference. https://soundcloud.com/this-week-in-hpc/ep-280-better-predictions-in-financial-services-insights-from-the-hpc-ai-on-wall-st-conference    

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Reflections on Deep Learning, DNNs, and AI on Wall Street

In this special guest feature, Bob Fletcher from Verne Global reflects on the recent HPC and AI on Wall Street conference.  "While obviously the New York financial community was the focus for this conference one of the best presentations came from out-of-town. Thomas Thurston, CTO at San Francisco based WR Hambrecht Ventures shared an amazing use case for DNN training.…

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How Hambrecht Uses Machine Learning to Up its Venture Hit Rate 3X

Venture capital is a “hit business.” The relatively few hits pay for the flops. And it's the tantalizing possibility of a mega-hit that animates the industry, that keeps investors dreaming, prospecting and writing checks. For venture capitalists, it’s the hits and the mega-hits that make the high flop rate tolerable. But is frequent venture failure inescapable? Could a probabilistic approach…

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Hambrecht Ducera Growth Ventures leads $15M funding round for Buoy Health

Boston-based online diagnostic platform Buoy Health has recently announced the details of its Series B funding round. Buoy is a revolutionary health platform powered by advanced AI and offers users medical support in real time. “Based on our proprietary MESE™ models, Buoy’s impact relative to the amount of money they’ve raised is astounding, and we’re very bullish on their future,”…

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