Jeff Blackburn, the former senior Amazon executive who joined Bessemer Venture Partners as a partner earlier this year, is leaving the firm after five weeks on the job to pursue roles managing a company. Blackburn will become an advisor and special limited partner for San Francisco-based Bessemer. Newsletter Newcomer earlier reported on the departure. “We fully support Jeff’s decision to...
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Don’t Build the Wrong Kind of AI Business
At a catch-up coffee a few weeks ago, a founder friend asked me, “What AI thing should we build?” It was the third time that week a founder had asked me the same question. Generative artificial intelligence is 99% of the buzz in Silicon Valley right now. In just the last few weeks, Open AI released GPT-4, its most advanced language model to date; Google announced AI for the...
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