As the world grapples with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are working tirelessly on understanding how the virus is transmitted, how to improve testing, what existing therapies can mitigate the effects of the disease and the most likely path to containing the disease.
With a vaccine unlikely to be available until 2021, we’re stuck with trying to prevent the spread and safely treat those with the most dangerous symptoms.
AI can help.
Artificial intelligence is transforming market research. US companies are predicted to spend over $31 billion in 2020 to better understand their customers, their markets, their competitors and the perception of their brand. AI is fueling this increase in spending, up from $16 billion in 2019.
For organizations embracing digital transformation, it’s an exciting time. Digital transformation initiatives are integrating digital technology into all areas of the business, transforming how the business operates and delivers value to its customers. …
Technological revolutions always impact capital markets. And research has unveiled a pattern in how the two interact. It’s most clearly marked by a bubble and then the ensuing crash.
In her book, Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital, Carlota Perez researched how technologies impact markets over periods of 40 to 60 years. Her research shows that technological revolutions arrive with remarkable regularity and that economies react to them in predictable phases.
Ms. Perez studied four completed technological revolutions over the past 240 years:
· 1771: The Industrial Revolution
· 1829: Age of Steam and Railways
· 1875: Age of Steel, Electricity…
Data science is a hot field right now — so hot that we’re in a job bubble for data science positions. Salaries are escalating and anybody remotely associated with data, from database administrators (DBAs) to analysts to business intelligence to engineers are labeling themselves as a “data scientist.”
Data scientists can be incredibly valuable when used properly, but that isn’t the case in most companies; Gartner estimates that 85% of big data projects fail.
This is because most fields of data science are moving from what Gartner calls the “Innovation Trigger” phase, when industry interest builds rapidly, to a “Peak…
Over the past 10 years, the field of behavioral economics has illustrated the irrationality of human behavior. In the book “Everybody Lies,” Seth Stephens-Davidowitz taught us that focus groups, surveys, and direct customer feedback are poor predictors of customer actions, because what people say they will do and what they actually do are two different things. Your customers have bias, and data can help you uncover their true course of action.
Which of the following do you think is most important to a startup’s success?
Most engineers will say the product: Good tech can always find a home, and bad products will be rejected by the market.
Many businesspeople will say the team: A great team will find a way to succeed, and people are a company’s most valuable asset.
But the market landscape is littered with mediocre products that dominate categories (bloated Microsoft software, unhealthy energy drinks) and category leaders riddled by scandals and unethical executive behaviors (entertainment companies, VW, Uber).
From our perspective…
Rehinged is a studio company of Hinge Capital focused on analyzing technology startups and the markets they’re impacting. Since we’re data scientists, we want to dig deeper than many of the typical financial analyst reports. We’re looking to uncover trends in technology markets before the mainstream analysts share their reports.
One of the challenges of using data science on sets of startup company data is that their market identifier isn’t always clear. Take Bird Scooters for example. When we were evaluating Bird prior to Hinge Capital’s investment last year, what market data could we analyze? Is Bird a technology company…
After nine months of operating in stealth mode, we’re excited to officially announce the company launch and share more information about the Rehinged data platform.
As a studio company of Hinge Capital, our focus is on early-stage technology companies and their markets: core growth metrics, micro and macro markets, trends driving technology adoption, evolving markets and new markets that haven’t even been created.
Since the best early-stage companies require more than just capital, the Rehinged platform utilizes people, data and software — in addition to financing provided by Hinge Capital — to provide startups and portfolio companies with a differentiated…