Float or Founder Podcast

Float or Founder: Episode 15 - Gary Saarenvirta of Daisy Intelligence

September 01, 2019 Season 1 Episode 15
Float or Founder Podcast
Float or Founder: Episode 15 - Gary Saarenvirta of Daisy Intelligence
Chapters
00:00:41
What is Daisy Intelligence?
00:01:00
The beginning of Daisy Intelligence
00:02:14
AI from Gary's perspective of 20 years in the industry
00:03:16
What is Artificial Intelligence vs. Statistical Analysis?
00:07:09
Where will AI go next?
00:08:46
Where do you think GANs will go next?
00:10:19
Why did you target retailers and insurers with Daisy?
00:11:01
Are there any industries that aren't impacted by AI currently that could benefit?
00:12:50
Early days of building Daisy's tech
00:15:23
Canadian Government programs for tech/AI
00:15:59
How Gary did the investor raises
00:18:08
Building a team over 15 years
00:20:08
Managing expectations about what AI can do
00:22:53
What is your favourite thing about being in AI industry?
00:23:51
The exit versus growing a large brand
00:25:52
Open source's impact on AI
00:28:12
Gary on being a technical CEO
00:30:30
Entrepreneurism and young people today
00:32:42
Where will AI/Machine Learning/Data Analytics go in 10-20 years?
00:34:21
Rapid Fire Questions!
Float or Founder Podcast
Float or Founder: Episode 15 - Gary Saarenvirta of Daisy Intelligence
Sep 01, 2019 Season 1 Episode 15
Float or Founder Recording, Inc.
Gary Saarenvirta is the founder and CEO of Daisy Intelligence. He's a technical CEO who built the original software behind Daisy. Gary discusses what AI actually is, the dream of growing a huge brand, and raising capital.
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Gary Saarenvirta is the founder and CEO of Daisy Intelligence. Gary is a technical CEO who built the original software behind Daisy. His math and science background allowed him to launch an AI-based company, way back before it was a well known part of the technology industry. Rather than chasing the revered exit, he discusses growing a big brand - a company that sits up top with the Googles of the world. 

In this episode, Gary discusses what AI actually is to him and to Daisy - he believes defining AI is important so that customers know exactly what to expect. Gary has funded Daisy with revenues until 2015, when he set out to raise capital from angel and investor networks. He shares the Canadian government programs available to founders, as well. Daisy creates raw, artificial intelligence software and he shares all this company has built over the past 15+ years in business.

What is Daisy Intelligence?
The beginning of Daisy Intelligence
AI from Gary's perspective of 20 years in the industry
What is Artificial Intelligence vs. Statistical Analysis?
Where will AI go next?
Where do you think GANs will go next?
Why did you target retailers and insurers with Daisy?
Are there any industries that aren't impacted by AI currently that could benefit?
Early days of building Daisy's tech
Canadian Government programs for tech/AI
How Gary did the investor raises
Building a team over 15 years
Managing expectations about what AI can do
What is your favourite thing about being in AI industry?
The exit versus growing a large brand
Open source's impact on AI
Gary on being a technical CEO
Entrepreneurism and young people today
Where will AI/Machine Learning/Data Analytics go in 10-20 years?
Rapid Fire Questions!