INSIGHTS

The content and distribution of Azafran’s INSIGHTS newsletter is focused to our LP, incubator, research, investment and partner ecosystem. As we look to build a two-way dialogue benefitting our collective efforts, each month we highlight important news and our approach to the emerging intersection of deep technology, end to end solutions and platforms driven by voice, acoustics and imagery.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Issue 13 - Special Report Series - Part Two

  • Voice, Acoustics and Imagery Upgraded to Mission Critical

    The function and intelligence around voice, acoustics and imagery have been developing and used, in some shape or form, in the last 200K years. With the infinite spectrum these modalities offer, one can easily view the keypad/board as a step back, albeit a necessary one, for the computer age. For the past 3.
  • Part Two - Focus

    Part Two (of Three) of our Special Report Series focuses on the technology, markets and research that form the basis of the Azafran Thesis, now taking into account new global realities we are experiencing personally and professionally. This Series will also be accompanied by a podcast with Azafran partners Marty Fisher, Jock Percy and James Kenefick discussing the main topics of each Issue.
  • Market Focus and Use Cases

    Within our modalities and tech focus (AI/ML/Deep Science), we look for companies delivering solutions into the Health / Wellness and IoT / Enterprise markets. Below is a high level update on three of our priority market areas: Healthcare: In the areas of voice, acoustics and imagery we are currently looking at a range of companies that will change how we use, administer, apply and think of healthcare going forward.
  • Azafran Research - KESAR

    Our quantitative research team has created a proprietary data repository for our relationships, business contacts and companies, a database we call KESAR (Hindi for Saffron). KESAR is comprised of many categories of data, surrounded by a suite of best-in-class software tools (see below) to analyze the core data and generate output reporting and visualizations that our team employs.
  • Tableau - AI Moves from the Abstract to the Actionable

    _“One of the hardest parts about AI projects is identifying the questions you want to ask._” - Rachel Kalmar, Data Scientist & Staff Software Engineer, Tableau Taking a collaborative approach can unveil the parts of a business decision that are best suited for AI and the parts that need human intervention.

Issue 12 - Special Report Series - Part One

  • Valuation, Liquidity and Opportunity in Uncertain Times

    First and without question, we send our hopes and wishes to everyone in the Azafran community - for you, your families and colleagues to remain safe and unharmed by the COVID-19 virus. In economic terms, there is no precedent or vocabulary for the long list of what is happening now and the world is flooded by news media trying to make sense of it all.
  • Special Report Series - Part One Overview

    Part One (of Three) of our Special Report Series focuses on both the Venture Market and road ahead as seen through the lens of Azafran’s Investment Thesis, taking into account new global realities we are experiencing personally and professionally. This Series will also be accompanied by a podcast with Azafran partners Marty Fisher, Jock Percy and James Kenefick discussing the main topics of each Issue.
  • AI-Imagery Products Deploying to Help Fight COVID-19

    (VentureBeat) “Miso Robotics, a startup developing robots that can perform basic cooking tasks in commercial kitchens, today announced that it has deployed new tools to its platform in CaliBurger restaurants will be part of an advanced approach with CaliGroup intended to improve safety and health standards. The hope is to minimize the threat of infection for patrons and delivery workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has sickened hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
  • VC won’t respond to the looming downturn like it did to the GFC

    The asset class has changed and matured so much in the last 12 years that this recession will bring different challenges and spark new solutions & the secondaries market is more robust now. Valuations, in tandem with the public market turmoil, will also have an adverse impact on exit activity.
  • How Do You Solve a Pandemic Like COVID-19? Together.

    A new collaboration has formed between a number of businesses and organizations like Microsoft, the Allen Institute, and the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP), has yielded a trove of data related to COVID-19. The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) is a machine learning-readable repository of some 29,000 articles about coronaviruses.

Insights Podcast

Welcome to the Azafran INSIGHTS podcast, a regular journey into Azafran Capital Partners Investment thesis, exploring the intersection of voice, acoustics and imagery powered by machine learning and deep science technologies serving health and wellness as well as the IoT and enterprise markets.

See all episodes
  • Episode 1 - Azafran Insights Special Edition

    Voice, Acoustics and Imagery Upgraded to Mission Critical: In Episode One, Azafran Partners Jock Percy, Martin Fisher and James Kenefick highlight and discuss Parts One and Two of our INSIGHTS Three Part Special Series focusing on the venture market, technology opportunity and Azafran’s 3.5 years of research, taking into account the new global realities/opportunities we are experiencing in early stage venture.

    Read more

© Copyright 2017 - 2020, Azafran Capital Partners, Inc.