We started Two Sigma Ventures in 2012 to capitalize on three things: the breadth and depth of technical expertise and entrepreneurial DNA of Two Sigma (which by this time had grown to 300 employees), the increasing availability of data and improvements in the science of computing that together were poised to transform many industries, and the growth of the technology and startup ecosystems in NYC.
We invest in seed, Series A, and Series B stage companies. We primarily lead Series A investments, generally in the range of a $5-10 million check.
We invest in companies across all industries that are using advanced engineering such as computer vision, ML, AI and/or data science to solve problems and drive innovation
We look at companies all over the US and internationally.
Two Sigma Ventures is the venture capital business of Two Sigma, the systematic investment manager that was founded with the goal of applying cutting-edge technology to the data-rich world of finance. We are a separately managed business within Two Sigma with a dedicated, full time team that has decision making authority over all investment decisions. We believe strongly in the benefits of the connection between Two Sigma & Two Sigma Ventures, and we leverage the deep expertise and extensive technical network of Two Sigma (1700+ employees, 200+ PhDs) to help source new investment opportunities, evaluate those opportunities, and provide post investment portfolio company support as those companies grow. We are not, and have never been a strategic investor, nor do we have a corporate mandate. We’ve always been financially driven and focused on maximizing returns.
No. We are an standalone investment manager whose sole objective is to maximize financial returns by investing in best-in-class companies.
Throughout 15+ years of building Two Sigma, we’ve learned a lot about what makes a technology company succeed. We leverage the extensive technical network of Two Sigma (1,700+ employees, 200+ PhDs) to provide portfolio company support in three key areas: (i) data science, (ii) product and software engineering, and (iii) building world-class organizations. See here for more on how we help.
Given our heritage at Two Sigma, we are continuously exploring how we can use technology and data at our firm, but at this point our process is still very human-driven. We are excited about the promise of technology in venture capital.
Our core team consists of sixteen full time professionals focused on investments, portfolio support, and operations. Get to know us here. We also work closely with several venture partners and advisors, who are leaders and long-time employees of Two Sigma. They bring a wealth of experience gained from 15+ years of building Two Sigma to their work with the Two Sigma Ventures core team, and provide experience and support to all aspects of Two Sigma Ventures’ investment process. They also act as a bridge between Two Sigma Ventures and Two Sigma. We view the extended Two Sigma community as an invaluable network and an extension of the Two Sigma Ventures team.
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