How VCs Think of Technology Breakthroughs, and the Impact of Deep Learning Based NLP on Chatbots
There have been a number of step functions in deep-learning-based natural language processing. These technology shifts could enable the creation of previously impossible startups. How do investors look at such, and what does it mean for entrepreneurs?
Equal Partner, Aleph VC
Eden Shochat is an equal partner at Aleph VC, an early stage venture capital fund with $344 under management, focused on serving Israeli entrepreneurs who want to build scalable, global businesses. Since its founding in 2013, Aleph has invested in over 25 companies including WeWork, CommonSense Robotics, Lemonade, Windward, Honeybook and Nexar. Prior to founding Aleph, Shochat was a general partner at Genesis where he focused on seed-stage investments, was a co-founder of face.com, the world leader in massive, web-scale face recognition in social networks, acquired by Facebook in 2012. He was also co-founder and CTO of Aternity, where he led the strategic product direction for its dominant user-experience monitoring platform (acquired by Riverbed). Passionate about entrepreneurship, Eden founded The Junction which was voted as the #1 startup program in Israel, is a co-founder of the annual Geekcon conference and teaches entrepreneurship at the IDC (Herzeliya interdisciplinary center) Zell program.