SXSW 2022

Moneyballing Venture Capital


The Oakland A's proved the collective wisdom of baseball insiders was outdated and often flawed using their techniques of data analysis to create a team of players for less money that was able to reach the playoffs in 2002 and 2003. Gartner predicts that by 2025 75% of venture capital will make investment decisions using AI. Through a combination of public market investment strategies and extensively tested machine learning algorithms, Vertex transforms early-stage venture investing into an investment that behaves like an index fund. The panel discussion provides a unique perspective of the fund manager and the investor who will discuss the problems that have traditionally hampered early-stage venture investing and the ways in which Vertex leverages ML to address them.

Additional Supporting Materials


  1. How Machine Learning is being used in Venture Capital decision making today
  2. Tangible ideas on how to improve startup investing results using data
  3. Why Venture Capital has an incentive to stick with “gut”



Evan Bleiweiss, Account Manager, Valkyrie Capital Management

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Startups
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced

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