“Benedict Evans, another VC strategist, compares machine learning to relational databases, a type of enterprise software that made fortunes in the ‘90s and revolutionized whole industries, but that’s so mundane your eyes probably glazed over just reading those two words. The point …. is that we’re now at the point where AI is going to get normal fast. “Eventually, pretty much everything will have [machine learning] somewhere inside and no-one will care,” says Evans.”… So writes James Vincent in The State of AI in 2019 report in The Verge
While we try to take more trains to help the environment and use that time to watch more videos on our streaming devices, we need to think.
In a well argued article in The New Yorker Nathan Heller questions the very core of VC claims. With reference to the book“VC: An American History” by Harvard Business School professor Tom Nicolas (I wrote about this and Fred Wilson’s article on this – post #196 – Whales. Not Unicorns) where the narrative starts with Whaling and its funding in the early 19th century.
Pendo.io and Product Collective released their 3rd Annual The State of Product Leadership Report was based on a Survey of over 600 companies with 69% being in the B2B space, of which 33% are SaaS and 27% Hybrid SaaS provider. Here are some of the highlights:
CBInsights has this new report on 36 startups in 12 categories that could potentially help the world in ways that would have far reaching impact. These companies are working on technologies ranging from Quantum Cryptography, to Speed-of-light chips, AI Transparency to mind altering medicines.