The opportunities in venture are large enough to overwhelm, yet as future builders we find ourselves in the midst of a series of pandemic driven pauses. Our space is sprinting forward while economies and communities have had to slow their movement and many livelihoods and lines of business are suffering. Here in venture, everything is set on fast forward. This surreal duality of time only makes our mission bigger. We want to broaden and deepen the visions, voices and resources of those who are trying to enable business creation; yet we have old fashioned tools, assumptions, and restrictions fettering the arrival of the future. We believe that more transparency and inclusion will help us make an inclusive jump to hyper-speed.
Our answer to the urgent question of the moment is Systematic Ventures, which is building a broader, more inclusive and meritocratic venture ecosystem. We plan to shine more light—and brighter light—further into the murk. More light allows you to see yourself and the space around you in a broader context. It allows more people and more diverse groups and ideas to be seen. More visions can have a chance to attract talent, funding, partnership, and clients. Brighter light means deeper insight. It is the time to include the breadth of futures being imagined, plotted, and strained to build.
We follow 260,000 startup, private companies across dozens of countries (and growing). We employ many independent proprietary machine learning systems to evaluate every company’s prospects of exit, growth, failure, and attaining a unicorn valuation. We also offer an ESG score to every private company because we know many of you care about good stewardship and governance; we do too.
We follow, sort, rank, and offer information on 22,000 venture investors. We look at what they have done and what they are currently doing. We look at sectors, stages and geographies of investors. Our systems measure how many investments, how much is invested, and the networks of co-investors. Companies and allocators need to know how money is distributed, to what places and sectors, and pick up cues as to where flows are likely to take place.
We have built a platform that lets you define an industry and then run analytics, compare firms in that industry, see leading firms, investors, acquirers, and IPOs. We have made it as flexible and nimble as trends in industry definition are in venture.
Building a brighter, bigger, better venture ecosystem by expanding the breadth of creative imagining: more seen, heard, weighed, sorted and able to compete.
Systematic Ventures is trying to play a role toward a brighter, bigger, better venture ecosystem by expanding the breadth of creative imagining: more seen, heard, weighed, sorted and able to compete. We are constantly talking to entrepreneurs, large and small, experienced and novice, incubators, universities, accelerators, venture studios, competitions/contests, angels, corporate and independent venture capitalists, family offices, RIAs. Why? Because we are trying to give voice and hear from every string, of every color, size, length, material in the tapestry of opportunity.
Venture is about optimizing an unknowable future. What we choose and who we choose shapes that future. Our post-Covid challenges are both exciting and staggering. We start with the belief that it is overwhelmingly good to let as many voices as possible compete to accelerate tomorrow and repair today. Venture has built so much of today and done so many things so very well; however, the venture space has not found an effective enough way to incorporate all creative voices, yet. We think yesterday was the time, data science is the tool, and that we might play a part in building an optimized future.
Big tents include more great ideas, more smart money, and more solutions. Whenever and wherever we humans have broadened the field we have found more than the skeptics predicted.
Like the future, venture is dynamic. We offer insight at scale, better with you involved.