I. Rationale for the post The current startups landscape is incredibly messy, with all the venture capitalists, angels, incubators, accelerators, private equity funds, corporate venture capital, private companies, and research grants. There are plenty of ways to get funded to start your own company — but how many of them are not simply ‘dumb money’? This problem is particularly relevant for emerging exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics. For those specific fields, highly specialized investors/advisors are essential for the success of the venture. This is the reason why I wrote a long post on AI investors some time...Read More
Author: Francesco Corea
Posted by Francesco Corea
I. Investing in AI Investing in AI is not an easy job: AI technologies can be black boxes and unless you are able to dig into lines of code, they may be inscrutable. Simply looking at proof of concepts might not be enough to really understand the underlying stack behind specific applications. This represents a big barrier for investors to efficiently allocate their capital. Generalist investors find alternative ways to discern investable companies from the media hyped ones. Instead of looking at the code or the algorithms, they identify proxies for AI technologies, such as: i) Impossible problems: if a...Read More
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