Ramesh Haridas has started and sold three tech companies. His most recent company was an AI powered email assistant. He is also an active angel investor and has invested in over 50 startups (with over 10 exits). Some of his investments include Ripple, Mashery and Refinery 29. Ramesh holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Ramesh recently moved to Europe after many years in New York and San Francisco. He enjoys playing squash, cycling, reading fiction and picking up languages.
Topic: Learnings from starting and selling an AI startup
Short Description: We will discuss the next key issues:
– the importance of clear product focus (before diving into building the system);
– measuring improvement;
– approaches used (rule based, deep learning etc);
– specific challenges my previous startup (InboxVudu) faced building an AI-powered email assistant;
– other general challenges startups in the space will face – exiting.