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
Founder Managing Partner
Blaise is the founder and managing partner 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.
Co-founder Managing Partner
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.
Bruce Hansen has over two decades of experience building companies in the analytic software industry, with a particular focus on financial services. Hansen was co-founder/CEO at ID Analytics, leading the company from 2002 through to a $195 million exit in 2012. Prior, he was President at HNC Software Inc. (NASDAQ: HNCS), a pioneering $1 billion+ global provider of analytic software solutions. Hansen was named Ernst & Young's 2007 San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year and one of four 2007 National Finalists. In 1998, he was named the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Entrepreneur of the Year for his work with CASA. Currently, Hansen serves on several boards including Performant Financial (NASDAQ: PFMT), MITEK (NASDAQ: MITK), Zyme Solutions, BrightScope, Everyone Counts, and the San Diego Venture Group. Hansen earned a B.A. from Harvard and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Founder Pantek Partners
Jack is a Founder and Managing Director of a Trans-Pacific cross-border advisory firm, Pantek Partners, which provides strategic and tactical advisory services to US and European based technology companies specific to their strategic market-entry, M&A and capital-raising activities in Greater China and the surrounding regions in Asia-Pacific. Jack has over 15 years experience in various roles including line operating roles with technology companies, investment banking, private equity and venture capital. Jack served time as an investment banker with UBS in New York and as a venture capitalist with Mission Ventures in San Diego. Jack graduated with honors from Colgate University and is conversant in Russian, Portuguese and beginning Mandarin Chinese. Jack splits his time between Pantek's California and China offices.Enter a description here.
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.
Joseph Barr, Ph.D.
Statistical Modeling Guru
Dr. Joseph Barr has been a statistical and data analytics professional for over 20 years. Has a track record of building teams and delivering results in various verticals. He has held various academic and corporate leadership (C-level) positions, most recently the chief scientist of ID Analytics. His passion is transforming raw data into insight: developing methods & algorithms for extracting hidden gems and to translating those into valuable corporate assets. He is a machine-learning researcher and practitioner and teacher with expertise in regression, time series, neural networks, decision trees, boosting, support-vector machines and heuristics. Dr. Barr is an adjunct professor of statistics and computer science at San Diego State University responsible for developing the machine-learning program. He is also a visiting scholar at University of California Irvine. He is a frequent conference speaker and has published several papers in the fields of machine learning and graph theory. Dr. Barr holds doctorate degree in mathematics from the university of New Mexico.
Homa Karimabadi, Ph.D.
Dr. Karimabadi is the co-founder and CTO of CureMetrix.com. He has over 20 years of experience in supercomputing techniques and information technology, as well as business management and strategy. He has founded/co-founded a number of startups where he led the development of intelligent algorithms for petascale computing, and knowledge discovery from Big Data with applications to healthcare analytics. Other ventures include medical diagnostic tools and patient-physician interactive portals. Dr. Karimabadi has given numerous invited talks in the U.S. and abroad on a variety of topics including the future of computing. He has also served as the leader of the simulation group at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UCSD. His codes were selected for benchmarking of Intel’s new chip and he has assisted government agencies with the design and deployment of their next generation supercomputers. As a research scientist, he is recognized for key discoveries in several fields. He has published over 100 articles in scientific journals on a wide range of topics including numerical algorithms, machine learning, cosmology, space plasmas, among others. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Astronomy and PhD in Plasma Astrophysics.
Tamara Sipes, Ph.D.
Data Analytics Guru
Dr. Sipes is the co-founder and Chief Information Officer of CureMetrix.com. She has over 15 years of experience in solving complex problems with highly effective predictive models. As the VP of Data Analytics and Intelligent Systems at SciberQuest, Inc. she devised specialized techniques for knowledge extraction from large multi-source data. These techniques have proven effective in analysis of real world data which are often noisy are collected at unequal intervals. Her work on multi-variate time series algorithms excels in uncovering hidden patterns, trends, and causal relationships in real time streaming data. She has successfully applied this data mining technology to a variety of industries, including medical, biotechnology, space physics, and smart energy grid. Dr. Sipes’ research has led to several patent applications. Dr. Sipes earned her B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science, and her Ph.D. in Computer Science with emphasis on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Real-time Multichannel Marketing Analytics with Predictive Modeling
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 provides the fastest real time analytics platform for games and apps and allows you to engage your users automatically!
Hassle-free sales content allows you to close more deals
LIA is an app that ensures every outside rep has sales content on their mobile device. Marketing receives analytics about content engagement in the filed.
TapHunters, Marketing platform for the beverage industry
Bevato is a marketing platform that helps bars, restaurants and retailers increase the sales of premium alcohol brands. We work with hundreds of bars and restaurants in 10 cities across the US and Canada. We provide bars and brands with the tools they need to increase sales through consumer engagement and analytics.
Real-time Analytics for the Healthcare Industry
CureMetrix offers a sophisticated analytics platform and proprietary data mining technology that can be expansively applied to uncover hidden truths in medical information over time. We offer a solution that combines insights from multiple sources of data to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities. Analytical results are actionable and reportable, and support the hospital’s overarching goal of maximizing reimbursement potential while providing the highest quality of care.
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San Diego, Tuesday October 8, 2013
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Apmetrix Lands Investment Round For Videogame, Mobile Analytics
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Apmetrix Launches the Fastest, Most Customizable Analytics Platform for Games and Mobile Apps
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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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