Megan Ross Dickey of SF Gate recently wrote, “How do all the companies on the Internet fit together? Where is the center? What is on the outside and moving in? Menlo Park, Ca. startup EverString has put the whole thing on a map, using artificial intelligence technology to perform semantic analysis on 900 million news sentences and counting. The company was started last September by former investment banker Vincent Yang, who are both students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Their team includes a neural network brain scientist, NASA scientists, mathematicians, growth equity investors, event trading experts, and a professional gambler, many of them also MBA students at Stanford.”

She continues, “Other than its technology galaxy product, EverString also has a smart news reader product. If you’re interested in enterprise companies and big data, you can search through news articles that mention big data events and conferences, or you could search only for the companies that had recent product launches or just raised funding. EverString’s services are marketed to venture capitalists, financial traders, and other business professionals. The firm is already providing custom solutions for a handful of customers, though it’s not disclosing how much it charges. EverString is currently part of Microsoft Ventures Accelerator program in Beijing. Part of the team is in China and others are in Mountain View, Calif. It has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Sequoia Capital, IDG Ventures and Farallon Capital.”

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