David Coats is a founder and managing director of Correlation Ventures, which bases its venture investments on criteria drawn from previous venture deals. David created the original vision for Correlation Ventures, driven by the opportunity to offer entrepreneurs and other VCs a better co-investment option and to pioneer the use of predictive analytics in venture capital. David began his venture capital career in 1997. Prior to Correlation, David was a managing director of Hamilton BioVentures, a venture partner at Windamere Venture Partners and president of Forge Medical Ventures, an early-stage incubator funded by Enterprise Partners, Mayfield Fund, and Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation. David was the founder of Spine Wave, a venture-funded medical device company, and director of business development of UroMed Corporation (URMD), a venture-funded startup that raised several rounds of venture capital and completed a public offering. David received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology from Princeton University.
At Correlation Ventures, we spend a fair amount of time using our proprietary database to identify the telltale signs of successful startups. One question we asked recently is whether there... Read more »