• March 17, 2017

VA Chat: Building Skynet, McDonald’s Big Day and Venmo’s March Madness

VA Chat: Building Skynet, McDonald’s Big Day and Venmo’s March Madness

Watch out for all those green beers today. Happy St Patrick’s Day.

Chat of the Day
It’s Friday which means I get to riff a bit before introducing the chat of the day.

McDonald’s had a big day yesterday… They tried to make fast food great again (by launching mobile ordering), and aggressively insulted Mr. Trump in a tweet. Although, later claimed that they got hacked….ok…

March Madness is here, which means your sales team’s productivity is down and your internet is slow as molasses with all those livestreams. However, one company seems to be taking advantage.
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That’s pretty impressive YoY growth and at one point yesterday almost 40% of all transactions mentioned MarchMadness or basketball.

Artificial Intelligence is taking the tech community by storm. Venture dollars are flocking in and startups are popping up all over the place. And while it’s still early for a completely AI powered world, Marc Held has been working on AI concepts for the past 10 years.

Get ready to chat with Marc today on all things AI. Ask about his first company, his second (which was acquired) or his most recent, Armada. Maybe ask where he sees AI going or how he got started in it. Mark it on your cal!

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Featured Status(es)
Let’s take a look at a few of the most active statuses this AM.

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Mediocre day I guess.

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The founder journey/struggle is a GREAT chat topic. Hop on it folks.

 

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