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  • 1. VentureNetwork Recommend the best startups to investors based on their portfolios Vickie Zhang

2. How do investors locate the next hot startups? Network and talk to other entrepreneurs Join an angel group Join an equity crowdfunding platform Syndicate investments => co-invest 3. Investor: Geoff Ralston Markets of interest: Education, Mobile, Information Technology, Kids Helping school impro ve through data anal ytics Mobile education al games Deeplinks for mobile apps SaaS A snapshot of his investment portfolio: 4. Recommend new startups to investors based on portfolios Investors startups A B 5. Recommend new startups to investors based on portfolios Investors startups A B 6. Recommend new startups to investors based on portfolios Investors startups A B 7. Algorithm: collaborative filter Top 500 investors And 7000 companies (features) that they invested Similar investor portfolios PCA: Dimensionality reduction Cosine similarity Features: 7000 70 8. Similar investor portfolios Recommend startups Algorithm: collaborative filter Rank Startups Base on how similar their investors are to the current user 9. 18% Mobile 14% Social Media 13% Healthcare 12% SaaS 12% E-commerce 10% Advertising 9% Big Data 9% Education 3% Financial Services Insights Top 9 market categories: Cover over 90% of startups 10. 10 Insights How diverse are the investment portfolios? # of market categories an investment portfolio has Count 11. 11 About me: Vickie Zhang UCB - UCSF Bioengineering Graduate Program Human prostate Mouse prostate 12. Validation On AngelList, investors can following startups 80% investors are following at least 1 out of top 3 recommended startups. API does not capture the most updated investment information 30% of investors are now investing in at least 1 out of top 3 recommended startups.