This isn't just about investing
IT'S A STARTUP ACCELERATOR.
What We Do
Analytics Ventures is a San Diego based venture capital firm that invests in early stage technology companies. We work with talented entrepreneurs to create the next generation of great companies. Analytics Ventures brings to entrepreneurs its strong understanding of technology, marketing, sales, capital, and early stage growth. We actively help companies with financing strategy, business development, customer introductions and management team development. We also like to offer our real-time analytics platform to make your product even better, so you sell better and faster. Our goal is to invest at the earliest stages of a company's fund raising efforts and to leverage our domain expertise in big data and analytics in order to help companies get quickly on the path toward profitability. We leverage our network of top industry professionals, angel investors, early stage funds and venture capital firms in order to meet the funding needs of our portfolio companies and help ensure their success.
Analytics Ventures seeks investment opportunities with the following characteristics: Companies or projects seeking their first round of seed funding. Consumer or Entreprise-facing businesses focused on big data and analytics. Experienced founders with strong leadership skills who can benefit with our market expertise. Entrepreneurs seeking active investors who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves. If you think you or your company could be a fit for Analytics Ventures, please contact us.
WHO WE ARE
Blaise is the founder and Principal of Analytics Ventures, a venture fund focused on big data analytics and seed-stage investments. Blaise has a passion for developing innovative solutions that empower organizations to make data-driven business decisions, and plays a very active role in driving product and go-to-market strategies. In the mid 1990s, Blaise founded WebSideStory, the Web analytics industry pioneer.
Navid is Managing Partner at Analytics Ventures, and Founder of La Costa Investment Group. Navid looks to address the need between angel investors and big venture capital funds. He has managed approximately $100 million at Fortune 500 financial services companies. Navid is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at CONNECT and advisor to several startups. Navid holds a JD/MBA from the University of San Diego and a BA from UCSD.
President of San Diego Venture Group
David Titus joined SDVG as President in April 2011. He is also Managing Director of Windward Ventures, an early-stage venture fund focused on Southern California technology companies. In addition to directing the overall development of the firm, he is responsible for a number of investments in the software field. Dave has been a director of more than 25 companies, including two public companies. He is also a member of the Executive Committee for CONNECT, and was formerly an officer of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists.
Allison Long Pettine
Early Stage Investor
Allison Long Pettine is the President of Crescent Ridge Partners, a venture fund that provides seed capital to early stage start-ups. Prior to founding Crescent Ridge Partners, Allison was Vice President at Viscogliosi Brothers, a New-York based venture capital company focused on cutting-edge orthopedic medical device technologies. She was also one of the early employees at Paradigm Spine, a startup that develops non-fusion spinal implants to treat degenerative and deformity spinal disorders. Allison holds a B.S; B.A, Management Science; Psychology from UC San Diego and an M.B.A from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
SVP Business Development at Cooley
Eric Otterson joined Cooley LLP in 2006, bringing business-oriented legal solutions to publicly traded, middle market and emerging growth companies in Southern California. He often engages connections between emerging growth companies and the fiirm’s capital provider clients. Previously, as the director of client oerations at a CRM company, he facilitated sales closure and led the implementation and relationship teams for clients such as Fiserv, Countrywide, AT&T, and British Telecom. He is an active board member of the CONNECT Foundation, a member of the Evo-Nexus Oversight Committee and a trustee at the San Diego French-American School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from The Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Chairman San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp
Mr. Karras has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, including 19 years with Burnham Real Estate Services where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Karras is very involved in community and civic activities including serving as the chairman for San Diego Regional EDC whose investors include San Diego’s top corporations. Mr. Karras is active on the Executive Committee and Board for CONNECT and a member of USD’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate Policy Advisory Board. In addition, Mr. Karras was a Founding Member of LEAD San Diego’s Leadership Trust and has served on the Boards of San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, LEAD San Diego, San Diego Performing Arts League, Better Business Bureau and San Diego Commercial Real Estate Association.
Chairman Software San Diego
Mr. Clancy is managing member at TAO Venture Partners, a investment fund specializing in Internet, Security, Analytics and Cloud investments. He has over 30 years experience as a technology executive, financier, and entrepreneur. Mr. Clancy formed TAO in January, 2006. From January 1998 to September 2005, Mr. Clancy served as managing director of Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, leading its Internet, consumer, and software investment practices. Prior to joining Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, Mr. Clancy was a partner at TRC, Inc., a software consulting company, the chief executive officer of Expersoft, a developer of Internet Infrastructure software, and Vice President of Technology Development for Citicorp, Transaction Technology, Inc.. Mr. Clancy has financed and served on the boards of private and public technology companies including The Active Network (ACTV), Stamps.com (STMP), WineDirect, EcoATM, Paraccel, Brightcloud, and Preventsys. Mr. Clancy is Chairman: Software San Diego, board member and past president of the San Diego Venture Group, and a board member of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Clancy earned a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Mike is a veteran serial entrepreneur with success in several startups, primarily with computers and software, and is the inventor/developer of the first contact management (CRM) software for the PC. After 7 years as founder, programmer and CEO, with hundreds of thousands of customers, two INC 500 awards, and 70 employees, the exit was rewarding. Mike mentors a select few entrepreneurs and serves as an advisor/board member with several startup businesses in Southern California. Additionally, he writes the blog “The Art and Science of Success in Business” and is author of two books: The Interactive Pocket Guide for Entrepreneurs” and “The Spirit of Adventure”. Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University (MD) in Accounting/Economics, and learned computers and software while a sales rep for IBM starting in 1964. He has also experienced Life as a race car driver, open-cockpit biplane pilot, competitive pool shooter, freestyle Frisbee player, and yogi. It seems that he can never learn enough.
Iryna Dzieciuch M.S.
Life Science Data Guru
Iryna Dzieciuch received her B.S. in Computer Science and M.S. in Artificial Intelligence. Iryna is able to analyze complex, disparate, and multivariate data sets to discern patterns and trends, and to develop neural network, genetic algorithm or artificial intelligence approaches to automatically interpret personalized biomarker fingerprints. Iryna is also responsible for interaction with the scientific, investment and innovative communities for Anametrix to translate company’s R&D efforts into actionable results.
Gaming and Mobile App Guru
Lee Jacobson is an entertainment executive with expertise in the video game industry working with Virgin Entertainment, Viacom, Midway Games and most recently Atari, where he served as Senior VP of Publishing and Licensing. Lee is currently the CEO of Apmetrix a mobile analytics company which offers next generation state of the art business intelligence and analytics for mobile apps and video games, enabling companies to visualize and deeply understand player behaviors as well as automate and target their marketing efforts to maximize revenues.
Mark who is CTO of Anametrix and Apmetrix brings three decades of pioneering computer experience to Analytics Ventures from creating multiple analytics-driven game companies and franchises to previously serving as CEO of a number of game development companies and most recently Vice President of Engineering for The Walt Disney Company/Playdom where he developed cutting edge new strategies and technologies for digital analytics and social gaming which has enabled the rapid creation, expansion, and distribution of multiple games on several social networks. Mark has several accolades to his credit and has earned the prestigious BAFTA award for strategy game of the year in 2006 for his work on “Rise and Fall” and has patents in the area of virtually communicating with gamers in real world experiences.
Digital Analytics Guru
Olivier Silvestre is currently Senior Vice President of Client Success at Anametrix. He started his digital marketing career in 1999 at web analytics pioneer WebSideStory, where he spent nine years helping the company build value for its Fortune 500 customers. Olivier co-founded Tealium in 2008, a leading universal tag management company. In 2011 he joined Certona Corp. to lead the revenue optimization team. As a wine aficionado, Olivier started VinoMatch, a worldwide search engine project to help people find wine. Olivier holds a bachelor’s in electronics and an MBA from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, one of the leading business schools in France.
Consumer Marketing Guru
Philippe is currently employed at Microsoft and manages Windows Phone marketing for AT&T. Philippe has held a variety of positions at Microsoft including product management and business development. Previously, Philippe worked at Bain & Company where he advised clients on corporate strategy, pricing strategy, sales force effectiveness, customer satisfaction and performance improvement. Philippe has expertise in go-to-market strategy, product management, business strategy, strategic partnerships and competitive analysis. Philippe holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.
Marketing Communication Guru
Rick Enrico is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of SlideGenius, Inc., a San Diego based marketing & software agency. Rick currently oversees an experienced team of talented designers, software developers and marketing professionals that specialize in creating custom corporate presentations and cloud publishing applications. Prior to SlideGenius, Rick was CEO of an online automotive re-marketing firm which brokered over $70M in automobiles annually. Early in his career, Rick founded two software companies both of which focused on marketing analytics and automation and was co-founder of the online division of a 200-store apparel retailer, which was acquired in 2006.
Serial Revenue Guru
David has over 15 years of experience in online, mobile, and emerging media companies. He currently is the Co-GM and VP of sales and business development for the OpenCandy ad network at SweetLabs. Previously he has served in executive sales and business development roles in digital music for MP3.com, mobile and web Q&A with ChaCha.com, and online video and DRM companies for Naspers and NaviSite. He started his career in marketing with the major movie studios and was one of the first producers of early video webcasts in the music industry. David is an angel investor in mobile, online, digital rights management, and enterprise companies and is a huge supporter of the San Diego start up community.
HR & Operation Guru
Gilles is both the V.P. of Operations at Anametrix and CFO of Apmetrix, 2 digital analytics innovators. An expert in Operations with a 15-year track record in successfully operating Start-Ups from inception to Nasdaq! Gilles is a top notch operations master that functions well in business environments that are running at light speed. His ability to manage and coordinate human and other assets made for extremely successful operations at WebSideStory and all of his other past or present professional ventures. He holds an MBA from Université Paris IX Dauphine, one of the leading European universities for finance and business management.
Applied Analytics for Today's Marketers
Anametrix is the only marketing analytics platform to combine real-time performance feedback with multichannel predictive modeling for comprehensive insights and powerful decision support. By collecting, analyzing and making sense out of data from virtually any source, Anametrix enables marketers to act on multichannel data to drive revenue and profitability.
The Next Generation in Video Game and Mobile App Analytics
Apmetrix is revolutionizing the video game and analytics industry by combining our real-time state-of-the-art business intelligence and ad monetization platform that is second to none. We allow our partners to: See a 360° view all of their critical information from over 130 different data sources such as iTunes, Google Play, Facebook, YouTube, Flurry, Chartboost, Oracle, and dozens of other ad and social networks around the globe. All of the data is pulled in automatically and streamed in real-time saving significant time and money for publishers. Automatically engage users using push notifications, messages and rewards. Marketers can now automatically retarget users in real time and send users messages based upon their behavior thereby maximizing their retention and engagement in their app Maximize their ad revenues by having their inventory bid on in realtime from over 120 ad partners around the globe thereby maximizing their eCPM, and paying out 85% of every dollar (unprecedented as no one else in the entire industry offers this high of a revenue share).
Mobile sales technology that allows you to close more deals
LIA is a sales tool that ensures outside reps always have the sales content they need on their mobile device. LIA then feeds analytics back to management about content's contribution to closed deals. LIA is deployed to Qualcomm, Nokia, Cisco, Samsng, Aflac and other public and private companies. LIA has won the Most Innovative New Product Award from CONNECT, is a 2013 COOL Company from the San Diego Venture Group, was in the first class of Samsung's Solutions Exchange alongside SAP and Citrix, and was identified by AT&T Enterprise as "the superstar in the field".
San Diego, Monday November 23, 2013
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Anametrix Asserts Leadership in Marketing Analytics and Triples Client Roster Through Q3 2013
San Diego, Tuesday October 8, 2013
Anametrix, the first cloud-based, real-time marketing analytics platform, announces record growth this year based on strong demand from Global 2000 B2C marketers, news and entertainment media and digital agencies.
Apmetrix Lands Investment Round For Videogame, Mobile Analytics
San Diego, Friday September 20, 2013
San Diego-based Apmetrix, which provides software for video game and mobile game analytics, said Friday that it has raised a round of funding.
Apmetrix Launches the Fastest, Most Customizable Analytics Platform for Games and Mobile Apps
San Diego, Thursday Jun 27, 2013
Apmetrix today announces it has completed its limited BETA and has officially made available, the fastest, most customizable, real-time analytics platform for video games and mobile apps to date.
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