ITBusiness.ca: ‘Moneyball’ for Startups new way to Analyze Entrepreneur Influence
What if you could crunch data to find the most undervalued players in the startup world? Toronto-based Cdling Capital Services Inc. thinks it can.
A Toronto company is using Moneyball-like metrics to rank the most valuable - and undervalued - players in the startup world.
Cdling (pronounced ‘seedling’) Capital Services Inc. has developed an analytics platform that measures the reputational influence of people within the startup ecosystem, including investors, company founders and experts. By analyzing data about them — such as their social connections and links to financing deals - the program ranks these players by how much clout and impact they have in the startup realm.
Topics covered in the interview include the emergence of crowdfunding in various realms of life, as well as the direction it is taking and the need for changes to legislation to allow a shift from the older regulated methods of investment towards the more open platform of crowdfunding.
From The Agenda’s Youtube Video Description: Social media + entrepreneurial spirit = crowdfunding. The Agenda finds out what’s happening and what’s possible when worldwide networks can donate to, pre-buy and even buy equity in local upstart companies.
Selected Startups for Howard Morgan’s Office Hours
Thanks to Howard for a great evening tonight at Startup Grind Toronto, all of the startup enthusiasts who came out to get inspired, learn together and get connected.
Thanks also to all of the startups who expressed interest in the opportunity to meet with Howard tomorrow morning. If you were not selected, don’t take it badly there were many inputs and not making this list is not necessarily a reflection on what you are doing.
Congrats to the companies that were selected!
Howard will be getting started at 8:30 am tomorrow morning in the MaRS Commons on the second floor at 101 College Street.
The format is 10 mins. Make a bond. Ask a question. Pitch. But you have 10 mins.
Here is the schedule and names of companies selected: