June 26-27 - New York - O'Reilly's Artificial Intelligence conference - Put AI to Work . Sign up for Neural networks for time series analysis using Deeplearning4J training.
Jun 22, 2017 - "At the autonomous [truck] driving startup Starsky Robotics, the present and future of U.S. employment ride in the same cab". Bloomberg recently covered portfolio company Starsky Robotics in an article that peeks into the potential future of trucking logistics. For a massive annual 700B trucking industry with 3.5M truck drivers, Starsky’s technology and long-term vision are a game changer — not only for the industry but for individuals’ well-beings and livelihoods. The article offers a look into various problems currently pervasive within the trucking industry and how Starsky’s technology provides an unique outlook on autonomous vehicles and the future of 3.5 million jobs. Juxtaposing from the common opinion that autonomous vehicles will displace millions of blue-collar workers, Starsky actually provides more jobs and improves jobs for blue-collar workers within the trucking industry. To learn more, check out the insightful article here ~ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-06-22/these-truckers-work-alongside-the-coders-trying-to-eliminate-their-jobs
Jun 20, 2017 - Emerging managers are pushing the VC industry forward - “It’s good for emerging managers to have an angle to differentiate themselves,” said Amy Gu, Managing Partner of Palo Alto-based Hemi Ventures and new NVCA Member. “As a former entrepreneur, I had the experience of building and growing a company from a very small to a very large size, which gave me great experiences and connections for becoming an investor and helped give us our angle of being a ‘helpful’ VC for founders.” “We’re very patient with our companies. We like to help founders in the areas they need to learn more, which is usually less on the tech side and more on the business side, learning how to fail fast, try new things, work on it, and make the turnaround faster than others,” said Gu.
Jun 8, 2017 - “Google has never understood enterprise,” asserts Chris Nicholson, CEO of Skymind. Google leads in cutting edge AI research, but lags behind Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM in market share for enterprise cloud and AI solutions. To win the enterprise AI wars, the search giant must overcome two key disadvantages.
May 23, 2017 - Driverless car startups should focus on solving real-world problems and having sustaining revenue model rather than worrying about quick exit, comments Amy Gu, Partner at Hemi Ventures and Josh Hartung, CEO of Polysync in today's Financial Times article: Driverless car inspire a new gold rush in California
May 22, 2017 - “Google is applying machine and deep-learning to about 2,500 different use cases internally now. Apple should be doing the same,” asserted Chris Nicholson, CEO of Skymind, the creators of the DL4J deep learning library in a recent Tech Crunch article. He also commented on Google's AI stack, “The question is: how easy is it?” says Chris Nicholson, [...] “Do you have to be a Google engineer to understand the stack?” in a Wired article.
April 19, 2017 - Hemi Ventures' managing partner, Amy Gu, shared her insights on fund formation on a panel at Orrick law firm.
April 17, 2017 - Point One has shared their data from their winning run at the SelfRacingCars event this April. High precision localization data and camera data available to anyone: https://lnkd.in/gQCdStt
April 2, 2017 - Hemi Ventures' portfolio company, Point One, wins self-driving car race at the Thunderhill West race track in Northern California.
March 29, 2017 - “Safety is really not about the 99 per cent use case, it is about the .00001 per cent of the time something crazy happens,” explains Josh Hartung, founder of PolySync, a start-up that makes software for self-driving cars.
February 28, 2017 - Hemi Ventures' portfolio company, Starsky Robotics, came out of stealth. The company has already used its autonomous trucks for paid jobs, including a 5,000-lb haul covering 140 miles, with 85% of those driven by the truck itself.
December 6, 2016 - Business Insider names our portfolio company, Skymind, as one of the top enterprise startups to work for in 2017. Skymind cofounder Adam Gibson and top engineer Josh Patterson were tapped by famed tech publisher O'Reilly to write its guide to "deep learning," a core technology in building AI
November 17, 2016 - Hemi Venture's portfolio company, PolySync, wins 2016 Top Ten Automotive Startups™ Competition At LA Auto Show's AutoMobility LA™. PolySync was chosen for developing an operating system that helps to simplify and accelerate the development, testing and implementation of autonomous driving technologies