Twitter Fund Founder Returns with Cayman Atlantic

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Hawtin's new venture uses similar technology to his previous social media-based businesses.

Cayman uses similar technology to the Derwent fund, which received a large degree of attention at the time of its launch following research that found large-scale movements in the Dow Jones Industrial Average could be predicted by analyzing sentiment from social network Twitter.

"It's different in one respect, from a trading side, in that we're not just using sentiment analysis but we're also using social media to uncover news before it breaks," Hawtin explains. "For example, if you look at the

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