Mapping the RISC-V startup ecosystem leading a new movement in computer chip design. Chances are, unless you’re already in the semiconductor industry, you probably haven’t heard of the term “RISC-V” or know what the letters stand for.
It’s incredibly tough to build a B2B startup. Founders applying novel technologies to improve traditional industries deserve nothing but our respect. Sales cycles can be slow, early stage investors can be skittish to invest without more validation, and incumbents’ intentions to compete in your space are often a constant threat.
Space exploration offers a profound and evolving viewpoint on our place among the stars: Is our home planet unique? Can human civilization extend beyond it? What else is out there in this vast, tremendous universe?
Insights from our first Assessing China program in industrial IoT, and how startups can accelerate business development in China. Comet’s Assessing China program for Industry 4.0 startups had a simple goal — bring the top AI/robotics startups in a specific industry to China to meet with leading companies and de-risk go-to-market partnerships for both sides.
Samiron Ray talks about investing in AI, strategies for evaluating AI startups, and why AI startups don’t fit the typical lean startup model on the Future Tech Podcast.
China is a bit of a black box when it comes to entering as a foreign business, and as a founder and investor I’ve seen a couple companies — specifically startups — get messed with. In China, no one messes with Legend. It’s only logical to choose manufacturing as our first industry-focused Assessing China program.
Arch Systems is leading the charge in bringing today’s machines into the age of intelligence. Artificial intelligence — as a technology, not a concept — is entering its design phase. In a past life, I had the opportunity to learn an important lesson about design thinking when I was founder of Stower Energy.
Today’s automation tools are boring. It doesn’t matter what the application is — playing Go, picking fruit, stacking boxes, annotating dogs on a highway — the state of the art in artificial intelligence is a bit dull and Siri’s jokes suck. As it should be! It’s taken us a long time and technological innovation to…
A couple weeks back I was talking about YC, demo days, and how it made us think through our beliefs at Comet Labs. I also brought up the concept of SoftBank’s Vision Fund as a Black Hole…
Stefan Groschupf and the SalesHero team make difficult things look easy. Exhibit A — Lots of people in San Francisco ride their bikes to work every day (myself included – watch yourself, MUNI drivers). Ben, the head of product at SalesHero, rides his bike to the office too. From Sausalito. Every day. No ferry.