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Chevy Chase-Based NEA Takes Part in Kensho's $10 Million Round

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, has invested in New York-based Kensho, developer of a cloud-based system capable of answering complex financial and market research questions posed in natural language. The investment was part of the company's new $10 million seed round, which also included participation by General Catalyst, Accel Partners, Google Ventures, Devonshire Investors and other venture capital firms. The company's virtual market research assistant, known as "Warren," is currently being tested by several asset managers and research teams. The system, built by several veteran software engineers from Google and Apple, is designed to shorten traditional investment research cycles from days to minutes.

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