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, and their tools. Later entrants who miss that wave have to build real products that people want to buy.” Read Steve Blank’s article at

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Glenn McCreedy is the Founder and CEO of Inara AI—a technologist, digital publishing professional, and entrepreneur with expertise in marketing, product development, and team leadership.

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