Upcoming Events


Panel management (New York)

Alternative data is seldom perfectly correlated with the KPIs it is used to track - most of the time investors have to make do with small samples. In this event, we will provide an overview of the tools statisticians typically use to compensate for bias and churn in data.

22 Feb 2018

Geolocation Data (New York)

Panel discussion featuring several leading vendors of geolocation data.

Past events

30 Nov 2017

Data Engineering (New York)

Several senior technologists discussed the challenges faced by the most sophisticated users of alternative data and the tools typically used by those firms.

This event is being hosted jointly with NYC Data Engineering.

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9 Nov 2017

Data Platforms (New York)

Panel discussion featuring the CEOs of:

12 Sep 2017

Data Infrastructure (New York)

Discussion of recent advances in data engineering and the typical costs and timelines associated with building out a cutting-edge alternative data platform.

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13 Jul 2017

China Analytics (New York)

Discussion of Exante Data's data driven tools for analysing capital flows in and out of China. Followed by a short presentation on the various datasets available for tracking Chinese consumers.

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12 Jul 2017

Recruiting Dinner (New York)

Round-table discussion between heads of data recruiting from several leading funds as well as PMs spearheading the build-out of alternative data efforts at their respective firms.

12 Apr 2017

Transaction Data Trends (New York)

Panel discussion featuring:

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19 Jan 2017

2017 Kick-Off (New York)

Through our offline conversations we have found that there is now broad agreement on what constitutes a sophisticated buy-side data effort. We will provide an update of what that setup looks like - and discuss how it is likely to evolve going forward.

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14 Dec 2016

Holiday Drinks (New York)

A chance to catch up with Augvest regulars after a hectic end to the year.

26 Oct 2016

Thought Leaders' Dinner (New York)

Private meeting of select thought leaders in the alternative data space.

7 Sep 2016

Market for Exhaust Data (Hong Kong)

Kindly hosted by Mettā and supported by Credit Suisse and HSBC.

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6 Sep 2016

Augvest Roundtable SG (Singapore)

Hosted by J.P. Morgan and featuring the head of data science from a major Asian sovereign wealth fund.

4 Aug 2016

Establishing Best Practices (New York)

Panel discussion featuring:

  • Michael Beal - Co-Founder of JPMorgan Intelligent Solutions, CEO of Data Capital Management
  • Michael Recce - Former head of data science at a leading Connecticut based hedge fund
  • Matei Zatreanu - Founder and former head of data science at a leading New York based hedge fund

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28 Apr 2016

Alternative Data Demo Day (New York)

The event consisted of:

  • Presentations of select alternative data projects completed by Upgrade Capital students
  • Overview of YipitData's work on Priceline, AirBnB, JD.com, Etsy, and Groupon
  • Talk on the state of the alternative data space by Gene Ekster

A detailed recap is available here.

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