The Joy of Discovery

I love libraries. I’ve spent a lot of time in them, particularly before scientific journals were all online. As a research scientist I especially loved browsing the stacks to see what else there was besides the item I came for. I always stumbled onto interesting stuff. Sometimes I found things even more relevant to my research than the article I…

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Thomas Thurston speaking at IIEX (Insight Innovation Exchange) Sept. 10, 2020

How Big Data Insights are Disrupting Venture Capital Learn how a leading venture capital firm is using big data and AI to identify disruptive startups worldwide. By using data and statistics to disrupt the way traditional venture capital has been done, the firm is seeing more wins and fewer losses while dramatically reducing costs.  It’s also changing what it means…


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…


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…


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.


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…


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.    


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