The topic of artificial intelligence (AI) is red hot and dominates the headlines for much of the daily tech news cycle. There’s been some intriguing (and attention grabbing) themes running between these headlines including the potential for AI to end humanity (which included a public feud between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg). Another key theme […]
This post is the first of a new feature on the Ascent Venture blog hosted by Baiyin Zhou (@BaiyinVC), a Senior Associate at Ascent, and Eric Schultz (@ericebs), an author and former Ascent portfolio CEO. Every so often we’ll highlight a handful of articles from our reading, mostly things we stumble upon in the course […]
AI in the real world – a snapshot of what’s to come
Recently at Code Conference 2017, internet analyst Mary Meeker, presented her annual Internet Trends report.
Last week, we hosted our 10th B2B IT Forum where we explored customer experience in the age of innovation.
About 18 months ago, we led the Series B investment round in Sidecar Interactive. We were excited to back Andre and his vision for applying advanced analytics and machine learning to transform the ecommerce ad market. Since our investment, Sidecar’s business has exploded as they tripled recurring revenue in 2016 while acquiring leading brands such […]
No, you haven’t landed on the wrong page. We at Ascent Venture Partners are proud to present our shiny new website! I think you would agree – it was about time. Being a 30+ year old firm, we’ve gone through a number of website iterations. We thought it’d be fun to share with you the […]
Join us at our next B2B IT Forum on May 9, 2017, at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA, as we discuss the overlap between digital and physical engagement when it comes to CX.
The question of the week at Shoptalk 2017 was, “is retail dead?” Our resounding conclusion: absolutely not. It just needs a new blueprint.
In this blog Baiyin Zhou sheds light on and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the seemingly black box that is hiring in the VC world.