Global Analytics Raises $10M Amid Possible Deal

11/16/09Follow @bvbigelow

San Diego’s Global Analytics Holdings says it has raised $10 million of a targeted $14 million round that consists of equity investments, options, and rights to securities, according to a recent regulatory filing. The company provides consulting services for business customers and specializes in developing software for statistical analysis, predictive modeling, and neural networks.

The filing indicates the capital is being raised in connection with a merger, acquisition, or exchange offer, but founding CEO Krishna Gopinathan did not respond to a call or e-mail seeking further information. According to the Global Analytics website, Gopinathan was the primary inventor of Falcon Fraud Manager, a neural-network technology developed at San Diego-based HNC Software (now part of Fair Isaac) that is used to protect most credit cards worldwide.

Global Analytics has been operating at least five years and has more than 100 employees, according to its website. A number of key executives at Global Analytics, including the executive vice president of analytics, vice president of products, and vice president of software development, are former HNC employees.

Last year, Global Analytics named Larry Rosenberger, the former CEO of Minneapolis, MN-based Fair Isaac, to its board of directors. The company also noted that Rosenberger and his wife Diane invested in the San Diego startup. Peter Rip, a general partner at San Francisco’s Crosslink Capital, also is on Global Analytics’ board, although Crosslink does not identify Global Analytics as a portfolio company.

Global Analytics also has formed a strategic partnership with Hewitt Associates, the Illinois-based human resources and outsourcing firm, and has been working on what it calls “the objective quantification of the value of human capital investments.” The company says it has been working with Hewitt in recent years to pioneer development of comprehensive models that tie such human resources metrics as talent attraction, retention, and engagement to shareholder value, creating what Hewitt calls its Human Capital Foresight.

Bruce V. Bigelow is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. You can e-mail him at bbigelow@xconomy.com or call (619) 669-8788 Follow @bvbigelow

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