tinyML Summit 2021
Panel Discussion: Opportunities at the Edge: Venture and tinyML
Moderator: Kurt KEUTZER, Full Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Chris ROWEN, VP of Engineering, Cisco
Bill COUGHRAN, Founders’ Coach and Partner, Sequoia Capital
Samir KUMAR, Managing Director, M12
Luis CEZE, Co-founder and CEO, OctoML
Eileen TANGHAL, Senior Partner, In-Q-Tel
Pushing machine learning into ultra-low-power applications at the edge isn’t just an academically compelling idea, it is a potentially disruptive shift in mass-market technology. In this panel we’ve gathered four distinguished venture capitalists to look at tinyML opportunities through an entrepreneurial lens. In particular we have asked them to consider:
What makes you interested in investment opportunities for machine learning at the edge?
What is your general advice to tech entrepreneurs: build a horizontal platform for broad application or target a particular vertical?
What are some of the particular near-term opportunities for venture investment at the edge that you find especially exciting?
How might VC’s value a tinyML-startup – how much is it driven by the target market, the team, the technology, or the data?
And the $6.4B question: what is the future killer app at the edge?