Artificial intelligence is guiding venture capital to start-ups

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One of the biggest challenges for venture capital companies is finding interesting investment targets before anyone else. It is often a laborious, travel-intensive job. But machine learning and predictive analytics are starting to transform how an investor puts a portfolio together.


Artificial intelligence is guiding venture capital to start-ups

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Give us your feedback Thank you for your feedback. One of the biggest challenges for venture capital companies is finding interesting investment targets before anyone else. It is often a laborious, travel-intensive job. But machine learning and predictive analytics are starting to transform how an investor puts a portfolio together. "My job used to be about getting on a plane once a week and going to a different European city to try to find people who were doing interesting things," says Roberto Bonanzinga, co-founder of InReach Ventures and previously a partner at Balderton Capital, a UK-based VC firm which invests primarily in early-stage European technology companies.


Venture Capital Firm Uses AI to Seek Out Start-Ups Across Europe

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InReach Ventures was founded by Roberto Bonanzinga and John Mesrie, both previously at Balderton Capital, and Ben Smith, formerly at Microsoft's teamworking tool Yammer. InReach has spent three years developing its own proprietary AI technology to discover, evaluate and support its investments.


Here's How AI Is Changing VC Funding

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Any current discussion of artificial intelligence in the workforce centers on how it will impact -- or outright replace -- certain departments or even employees.


Garmin's satellite handhelds make it really hard to get lost

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Garmin isn't just using CES to show off new fitness watches and software updates. The company also used the massive tradeshow to unveil two new mobile devices designed for international travelers and backcountry explorers alike. The InReach SE and inReach Explorer both rely on Iridium satellite coverage from Garmin's DeLorme acquisition to provide two-way messaging and worldwide GPS coverage. The SE is the entry-level model, which will retail for $400 when it becomes available later this quarter. It offers "pole to pole" GPS guidance, messaging and GEOS SOS alerts.