7 reasons that accelerators don’t select companies for their programs

Inara AI recently received a response to our program application from an accelerator. While the response was something of a “form letter,” it did include some information on a possible reason why we weren’t selected (they also stated that only 2% of applicants get into their program). This list is probably representative of the basic […]

Five A.I. Startup Predictions for 2017

Rob May in his latest TECHNICALLY SENTIENT email newsletter, cited a Bradford Cross article, “Five A.I. Startup Predictions for 2017.” May comments: “One of the best things I’ve read so far this year on A.I. Go read it. The focus on full stack A.I. is exactly what you are seeing all the early players in […]

Building an AI Startup: Realities & Tactics

Matt Turck’s presentation at the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference covered several topics on the rise of Artificial Intelligence startups. Yes, AI is all the rage in tech circles, he says, yet the reality of building a startup is different, especially when building a self-standing company for the long term. The framework he uses to think […]

Machine Learning Startups Reach the Peak of Inflated Expectations

Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad class at UC Berkeley’s engineering school inspired his article talking about technology infrastructure waves, and the acquisition curve common to each one. He writes, “…machine learning is following a similar pattern of previous technical infrastructure innovations. Early entrants get sold to corporate acquirers at inflated prices for their teams, their technology, […]

How startups fit into Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

If you believe that the Problem is the primary driver of the Startup, then you will be especially interested to see these groupings of successful startups within Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in this CB Insights article