Simon Chan on the evolution of AI, Cloud Computing, and Business Collaboration software.
Simon Chan is the General Partner at Firsthand Alliance, a venture capital fund focused on the future of B2B and enterprise software. We explore the evolution of AI, cloud computing, and business collaboration tools, revealing how a new generation of generative AI technologies is enabling applications to generate content and drive transformative innovation across various industries.
Interview highlights – key sections from the video version:
- His previous startup (PredictionIO) and other early MLOps solutions
- MLOps and Enterprises: lessons learned at Salesforce
- What is First Hand Alliance focused on?
- Categories that Simon is actively investing in right now
- Startups that focus on specific verticals
- AI infrastructure opportunities
- Data engineering opportunities
- A video version of this conversation is available on our YouTube channel.
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