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Aired 11 months ago 35:19
20VC: Why Too Many People Give Up Too Quickly, Why You Should Never Start A Venture Without Owning The Underlying Data & Why We Have Over-Estimated The Ability of Automation with Dennis Mortensen, Founder & CEO @ X.ai
Dennis MortensenÂ is the Founder & CEO @Â X.ai, the startup that realises scheduling sucks and provides ridiculously efficientÂ AI software that solves the hassle of meetingÂ scheduling. To date, Dennis has raised over $44m in VC funding from the likes of Firstmark, IA Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, DCM and more fantastic names. As for Dennis, he is an expert in leveraging data to solve enterprise use cases and prior to X.ai he was the Founder & CEO of 3 companies, 2 of which were acquired and one which went bust or as he describes a rather expensive MBA.Â Dennis is also the author ofÂ Data Driven Insights, on collecting and analyzing digital data. In Todayâ€™s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Dennis madeÂ his way from Copenhagen to New York, the world of startups and came to found one of the hottest AI companies of our day in X.ai? 2.) What were Dennis' biggest lessons from enjoying 3 successful exits prior to X.ai? What were Dennis' learnings from his one failed startup? What would he do differently if he were to start another company? How does Dennis navigate the balance of between pursuing a vision and miss vs when something is just not working? 3.) Does Dennis believe that there really is such a thing as an AI first company? What is the right mentality to approach a company solving a problem through AI with? How does Dennis view the standardisation of AI tools today (Tensor Flow, libraries etc etc)? Does this remove barriers and defensibility for AI companies? What is the key to success for all AI companies? 4.) What does a truly differentiated data acquisition strategy look like? How can one determine the different utility value between different sizes of data? At what point does Dennis believe utility value of data diminishes due to the sheer size of existing data? 5.) Does Dennis believe that conversational UI is truly a paradigm shift in the way we interact with our devices or an iterative improvement? What have been some of the biggest lessons for Dennis in designing conversational UI products? What have been some of the fundamental challenges? Items Mentioned In Todayâ€™s Show: Dennisâ€™ Fave Book:Â The Narrow Road: A Brief Guide to the Getting of Money,Â Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE,Â Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth As always you can followÂ Harry,Â The Twenty Minute VCÂ andÂ DennisÂ on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry onÂ Instagram here for mojito madness and all things 20VC. Â
Aired 4 months ago 60:14
S2 E19: Julian Assange, Tiger Woods, Cher, Sanctuary Cities and more!
Dennis reacts to the news about the fire at Notre Dame in Paris, discusses the great weekend he had as part of the Turner Classic Movies festival, the triumphant weekend for Tiger Woods, Julian Assange, Cher & Sanctuary Cities, what it must be like when Trump has Pelosi and Schumer over for dinner, Pelosi's public dis of AOC, Writer's Guild members being compelled to fire their agents as part of a contract renegotiation and a man suing his parents for $86,000 for throwing away his porn. He also checks your voicemails from (866)509-7268.
Aired 3 weeks ago 51:42
S2 E48: It's Julia Sweeney!
S2 E48: It's Julia Sweeney!