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Fueling Your Startup With Big-Data
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Re: Funding
  • 4/25/2013 10:41:17 PM
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@Noreen thank you for this great list. I see a lot of familiar companies in this list!

Re: Funding
  • 4/24/2013 10:38:05 AM
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According to CB Insights blog, here are the top 10 venture companies that invest in Big Data, and the number of their unique investments in Big Data related companies:

SV Angel14 Big Data companies, including Quora, Dropbox, bitly

Sequoia Capital13 Big Data companies, including Meebo, LogLogic

IA Ventures13 companies, including Datapop, Datasift, MemSQL, Metamarkets, Recorded Future

New Enterprise Associates12 companies, including 10gen, 23andMe, AddThis, AeroSpike, Coursera.

First Round Capital10 companies, including AsterData, Curalate, Gigya, Gnip, memsql, StumbleUpon, and the ClimateCorporation.

MDV-Mohr Davidow Ventures9 companies, including Analyze Health, AudienceScience, ParAccel, RocketFuel, SpliceMachine.

Andreessen Horowitz9 companies, including ClearStory, DataGravity, FourSquare, Factual, github, GoodData, Platfora, Twitter

Khosla Ventures8 companies, including Ayasdi, ClearStory Data, Kaggle, Metamarkets, bitly

Battery Ventures8 companies, including Kontagent, splunk, Chordiant Software, Data Innovations, First Fuel, Platfora

Benchmark Capital8 companies, including Gigya, Quora, Polyvore, Grockit

Re: Funding
  • 4/24/2013 9:08:26 AM
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I suspect that's the case even though I have zero experience working with VC firms. It makes good sense to use whatever tools you can to gain an edge when so much cash is in play.

Re: Funding
  • 4/23/2013 5:06:54 PM
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Yes - a lot of good ideas but few actual success stories

Re: Funding
  • 4/23/2013 11:30:40 AM
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It looks that way. But when you look for good data sources you have to be careful about data manipulation. So if you are going for a startup it would be important to get the big data based analysis of the current market trends from a trusted source.

First the cloud, now ...
  • 4/23/2013 9:32:03 AM
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Hi Venkat. Not so long ago, we heard so much about how start-ups had an infrastructure advantage over established companies because they could buy capacity from the cloud as needed and not be weighed down by the baggage that comes with legacy infrastructure. Now I suspect we're seeing the same sort of thing with business analytics/big-data use. Start-ups don't have legacy data architectures or BI systems with which to contend while established companies do. I'm not sure if it's as  much as an advantage as we saw with the cloud, though. What about you?

Funding
  • 4/23/2013 7:48:12 AM
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I suspect the VC firms have been using sophisticated analytics all along -- and now the technology is just moving further down the line. Do you agree?



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