Engineer.ai says it uses artificial intelligence to help automate app-development. Current and former staffers say the company inflates its technical prowess to attract customers and investors.
Garry BUIDL Tan“The company relies on human engineers in India to do most of that work... its AI claims are inflated even in light of the fake-it-till-you-make-it common among startups.”
Classic scam AI co maneuver. VCs with no engineers on team fall for this regularly
The holy grail is a founder with a healthy level of narcissism, surrounded by a circle of trusted colleagues who are unafraid to call them on their BS.
Garry BUIDL TanFor a CEO with narcissistic tendencies to be successful, they need to manage two control buttons – one of them the on-off switch, and the other the volume control. With self-awareness, they can manage the on-off switch or turn the volume up or down.
Machine learning and Data science to identify top loans
Garry BUIDL TanThe absolute best founders have turned my no email into a yes.
Hugh Edmundson of theoremlp.com (Breakout List 2019) did this by taking my email and raising $2M from other investors for his lending platform. Needless to say we funded him after that.
At the modern law firm, not all partners are created equal, and data and billings rule. In the new paradigm, lawyers are expendable, and partners may jump to a competitor for the right amount of money, taking clients with them on the way out.
Garry BUIDL TanThe law firm is changing fundamentally— run by a lot more data and software than ever before. Watch out for startups @atrium and @timebyping pushing the envelope, redefining the law firm through better processes and lines of code.
Silicon Valley is notoriously full of con artists. John Carreyrou, author of a new book on Theranos, explains why Holmes was the worst of them all.
Garry BUIDL Tan“She Absolutely Has Sociopathic Tendencies”: Elizabeth Holmes, Somehow, Is Trying to Start a New Company!
Holmes told investors that Theranos was going to make $100M in revenue in 2014, but in reality the company was only on track to make $100,000
Garry BUIDL TanYou Should Use a Private Email Server. Google Makes It Hard.
Hillary, Ivanka, and Jared were right. No, not about that. Or that. And definitely not that. Just about the one thing, really: the utility of a private email system.
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Garry BUIDL TanThe off-putting experience of having to read an article on NewYorker.com about Hacker News is a remarkable contrast: Where HN focuses on pure information, minimal distraction, modern media websites bother you every 10 seconds with popover ads and autoplay videos. 🤢
They're optimistic despite the many challenges the industry faces today
Garry BUIDL Tan“We want to be the very first people to believe in a founder, write her a check, then roll up our sleeves and help grow it into what one day will hopefully be a multi-billion dollar company.”—@alexisohanian
One of the great promises of Deep Learning is its applicability in a wide
variety of complex tasks. Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of
fields Deep Learning has seen successful application in. There have been
Garry BUIDL TanML is applicable to so many things. This is a great deep walkthrough of how to put it to work for one very practical use case that can be generalized to lots of other classification tasks.