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Entering the Era of the Moneyball VC

Will Big Data analytics change the world of venture capital? Over at Xconomy, Benjamin Romano writes that we have entered the era of the Moneyball VC.

Over the last seven years, Thomas Thurston has been developing algorithms—first at Intel Capital, and later in collaboration with Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, and under his own shingle at Growth Science in Portland, OR—to model markets and business behavior, and thereby predict the success or failure of a given innovation. Now he is joining Hambrecht-led venture fund Ironstone Group as a partner to try this method in a venture capital industry increasingly open to data-driven approaches.

Read the Full Story and be sure to check out our RichReport podcast interview with Thurston.

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