Investor’s Perspective on Big Data and AI
Big Data and AI are playing an increasingly important role from a venture capital fund perspective. On the one hand, because startups from these areas provide numerous investment targets. On the other hand, because more and more VC funds are also using data-based approaches to search for and identify potential startups. The presentation will show what investors look for in AI startups, how they use data themselves, and highlight and Big Data and AI startup trends from the current High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) portfolio.
We constantly hear that data is the new oil. But oil cannot be copied or hacked and is not produced by each of us every day. That’s why there’s so much more to consider and to take advantage of.
Dominik Lohle is Investment Manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), a public-private investment fund and one of Europe’s largest and most active seed funds. As a certified Data Scientist, Dominik focuses mainly on data-driven business models. He currently manages a portfolio of 7 software startups in the fields of AI-enabled computer vision, synthetic data generation, data management and data monetization. Besides, he launched the approach of data-based active sourcing for exciting German tech startups via various data sources, which now plays a key role in HTGF’s investment process and has already generated several investments. Before joining HTGF in 2018, Dominik Lohle worked in two other German venture capital funds during and after his business administration and economics studies.