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How to compete & win with AI

  • 3 Mar 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Donato Enoteca, Redwood City, CA


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Thanks for coming to another inspiring event! Did you miss it, or want to watch it again? Here is a video recording. You can find more videos on SVIEC's YouTube channel.


Massimo Arrigoni in conversation with Ash Fontana:
a CEO and Venture capitalist, the tale of two cities

The mystery of Angel investments and Artificial Intelligence: How do you raise money in Silicon Valley? And how Artificial intelligence can help your business succeed? 

For many businesses - and for society at large - Artificial intelligence brings about both opportunities and threats. By using AI, organizations can learn faster and adapt more quickly to change. How can you leverage AI to bring more value to your customers?

Ash Fontana, our guest speaker, is an expert on exactly that.

His book - The AI-First Company - provided "an executable guide for applying AI to business problems. It’s a playbook made for real companies, with real budgets, that need strategies and tactics to effectively implement AI."


Ash Fontana is currently advising startups building intelligent systems (software, hardware and smart contracts), spinning up funds to invest in those startups and advising governments & corporates on AI.

Previously, he was Managing Partner of Zetta, the first venture capital firm focused on AI and backer of dozens of AI-First companies, managing $385MM. Ash also launched AngelList's fundraising platform that now manages over $7B, and started & invested in many other companies.

*** Safety Protocols ***

  • In-person capacity is limited.
  • Masks are required in the building.
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