Q&A: Activate Networks’ Larry Miller on Mapping Venture Capital Firms’ Connections
Activate Networks, a company that explores social connections and influence, has mapped relationships among venture firms, using a database that includes 279 firms and 13,839 investments. The company’s chief executive Larry Miller spoke with Jennifer rossa about Activate and the map’s potential uses.
Q: What inspired you to look at venture connections?
A: We were talking to some of our venture investors and they said, “I wonder how everybody’s connected,” and we said, ‘Oh, we can do that.’ We haven’t really done any analytics on this, which ordinarily is what we do. This is just a network map. We used one of the big commercial databases. We
have not checked the data. At first blush it appears accurate.