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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Thomas Thurston, Venture Capitalist, Data Scientist and CTO at WR Hambrecht Ventures to Give Invited Talk at HPC and AI on Wall Street

The newly refreshed HPC & AI on Wall Street conference has selected WR Hambrecht Partner and Chief Technology Officer, Thomas Thurston to give an invited talk titled, “Using Data Science and AI to Guide Investment Decisions.”   HPC and AI on Wall Street takes place September 11-12, 2019 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Thurston, a widely respected Venture Capitalist and…

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Augmenting Innovation Decisions With Data Science

As a venture capitalist/data scientist, I’ve spent over a decade arguing that other venture capitalists and innovators can improve their decision making (a lot) through data science.  While the idea seems like a no-brainer today, 11 years ago it was heresy. Reactions to my work were historically hostile and emotional, and that’s putting it politely.  Words like “data science” and…

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China, Unicorns and the Battle for Global AI

Guest Post by Angelina Cheok Back in 2015, China’s economy appeared to be at a crossroads. Its slowing growth seemed to herald a death knell for the country’s start-up boom, while the outlook for its tech sectors look equally grim. Think tanks, academics and journalists like the Harvard Business Review and Foreign Policy published scathing critiques of China’s inability to…

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The Future: many paths to one place

How can you predict, far in advance, if businesses will succeed or fail? I’ve spent my career asking this question.  As a data scientist and venture capitalist, it’s my white whale.  My colleagues and I stare red-eyed at data sets; poking, prodding and begging for secret clues.  Most of our breakthroughs give us a euphoric buzz, right up until we…

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Businesses are like ants

Business is complicated. Sometimes businesses do everything right, but still flop. Other times they seem to do everything wrong, but succeed anyway. Predicting if new businesses will survive or fail has turned out to be one of the most elusive tasks in human history. So it might be a surprise to learn how computer-based research and modeling suggests businesses are…

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Innovators: may the analytics be with you

I have mixed feelings about the new Star Wars movie this year.  I’m going to see it – that was decided 37 years ago – I’m just not sure if the experience will be a delight or bitter, hollow disappointment. It’s happening and there’s no stopping it. I just hope it won’t hurt. That’s how most people feel about using…

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