The Exchange for Entrepreneurs™ Podcast

Vaughn DiMarco & Daniel Drouet on Investing in AI | The CSE Podcast Ep27-S2

July 21, 2022 CSE - Canadian Securities Exchange Season 2 Episode 27
The Exchange for Entrepreneurs™ Podcast
Vaughn DiMarco & Daniel Drouet on Investing in AI | The CSE Podcast Ep27-S2
Show Notes

The CSE's Barrington Miller and Scott Pritchard are joined by X Machina Co-Founder & VP of Growth and Value Creation Vaughn DiMarco and Co-Founder, CTO, & CPO Daniel Drouet to discuss the funding gap in the market for early-stage tech companies and how X Machina aims to bridge that gap. The conversation also addresses the potential uses of AI for industrial applications and why Montreal is a growing hub for the technology sector.

Here's an overview of the discussion in this edition of the "Exchange for Entrepreneurs" podcast:
00:00 – Introduction
04:02 – What does X Machina do?
07:25 – How does X Machina choose AI companies?
09:55 – What is the difference between artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning?
14:48 – What is Startupfest and how does X Machina choose companies? Where do you see the best opportunities?
18:43 – How does X Machina provide value to potential companies?
21:59 - Why is Montreal an AI and tech hub?
29:21 - What are SR&ED credits?
36:05 - How many companies has X Machina looked at in 2022?
38:20 - What types of companies/industries are emerging?
39:38 - Are there any companies coming from outside of North America into Montreal?

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