Predicting Venture Capital Investment Success

Chrunchbase Query

Exploratory Data Analysis:

Histogram showing number of companies vs state they were founded in
Successful investment trend between 2005–2013
Companies Acquired vs made Acquisitions
Distribution of IPO status of companies
Top industries & VC firms with successful companies
Top Investment Firms & their largest industry investment

Data Pre-Processing:

Random Forest:

Feature Importance using Random Forrest

Neural Net:

Logistic Regression:

Boosting:

KNN:

Ensemble — Soft Voting & Hard Voting:

Results:

Results from each model

Discussion:

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