Bloomberg Beta Locates Startup Founders Through Analytics Data.
Bloomberg Beta, A Bloomberg LP-backed venture investment firm, has recently gather up over 350 names of various employees who have the potential to become startup founders. The list came into creation during the early stage investor through the use of analytical tools and research done along with Mattermark, Karin Klien, who is currently Bloomberg Beta’s Partner in their office location in New York.
“We’re always trying to look at can we do venture capital in a different way. This next future founders project is expanding that.”
Bloomberg Beta began analyzing the characteristic of founder from various venture-backed firms which resulted in a the creation of a framework which could e applied towards the listed employees that are connected with this firms in the technology industry. Klein also added that any previous work experience, qualification and educations with hand-to-hand together with the work of he person is doing at the startup they works in now factors into that specific persons predisposition in possible becoming a potential startup founder themselves, the report said.
Klein said, “We had 43 percent of the pool that we have worked at a venture-backed company immediately before founding a company. I would have thought it would be higher.”
While Bloomberg did send out emails to the employees with this information, no term sheet or offer to join the company as a potential entrepreneur in residence where included at all. Klien went on to say, that these emails were their way of appealing an establishing network towards the future potential founders. she said.”Our thought is let’s introduce them to other potential co-founders [and]let’s have them spend some time with us. It’s not necessarily that they’re all going to start a business tomorrow.
Klien, who had previously worked from ten years at softback (2000-2010), had came up with the idea of creating the prediction tool for potential founders.
Klein added, “I like that we’re being proactive in thinking about finding the people that might not even know yet that they have the good foundation of being an entrepreneur. This type of thing encourages more people to be founders.”