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Probabilistic Sentiment Event Arbitrage Software for Hedgefunds

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2011
  • Employees 7
  • Website

Company Summary

TargetSight is a group of Masters in Computer Science and Computational Finance that have engineered probabilistic models for mergers/acquisition events based on sentiment analysis, gauging the probability that the event will/not occur so that Hedgefunds are able to short or boost their position. We provide risk management in strategic event arbitrage to minimize losses and increase profit.


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    Phillip D Walker

    Phillip raised angel capital in Silicon Valley and sold his first company in college. He has worked for noticeable start-ups in NYC.

    He holds a BS in Economics and Computer Science from Fordham University as a Presidential Scholar.

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    Samit Patel

    Samit was the lead developer at India's National Post Office and has developed intricate financial systems in the financial space previously to founding TargetSight.

    He hold a MS in Computer Science from New York University

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    Xueyan Zheng
    VP of Engineering

    Xueyan Zheng began his software development career at China's largest search company Baidu Inc and then moved on to become a lead developer at Peek Inc.

    Xueyan holds a MS in Computer Science from Columbia University

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    Alex LeBalnc
    Senior Interface Developer

    Alex began his career at Blue Luna where he developed innovative GUI's for large clients such as Harvard University and Financial Institutions.

    Alex holds a BS in Computer Science and Visual Communications.

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    Shukur Manan
    Senior Quant

    Shukur was a lead developer at Goldman Sachs where he developed a number of computational models that were employed in statistical and probabilistic systems.

    He holds a MS from Carnegie Mellon in Computational Finance

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    Lixing Dong
    Software Engineer

    Lixing is a software engineer at TargetSight and aids in the development of sentiment and probabilistic models.

    Lixing holds an MS from Columbia University

Previous Investors

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    Fordham Ventures
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    Various Angel Investors