Posted on fifteenth November 2023 by Harry
Des Traynor is a Co-Founding father of Intercom, and has constructed and led many groups inside the firm, together with Product, Advertising, and Buyer Assist. Right this moment Des leads all of Intercom’s R&D efforts, and components of Intercom’s advertising.
In Right this moment’s Episode with Des Traynor We Talk about:
1. From Consultancy to Founding a Unicorn:
- What was the founding a-ha second for Des and the crew with Intercom?
- Why does Des consider that almost all startup recommendation is BS and outdated in 5 years?
- What does Des know now that he needs he had identified when he began?
2. LLMs: The World is Not Equal:
- What does Des imply when he says the world of LLMs is just not equal?
- How do the completely different LLMs differ in high quality, value and speciality?
- Does Des agree with Alex @ Nabla, “the most effective firms sooner or later will work with many LLMs on the identical time and change between them for various issues”?
- To what extent does Des consider LLMs can be commoditized and it will likely be a race to the underside?
- Would Des be a purchaser of OpenAI at a $90BN value? Why not?
3. The right way to Survive in a World of OpenAI:
- What two easy questions will decide if Open AI will kill your current enterprise?
- What 3 standards will decide if there’s a new enterprise to be constructed on prime of OpenAI?
- What’s the completely different between a skinny layer on prime of an LLM and a thick wrapper with actual worth?
- Which conventional incumbents are most weak? What ought to they do on this new world?
- How lengthy does it take for incumbents to essentially be impacted?
4. The Titans of Tech: Who Wins:
- Why does Des consider that Apple may very well be a large winner within the subsequent wave of AI?
- Why does Des consider that Google haven’t been spectacular and did not maintain tempo?
- Why does Des assume OpenAI ought to be cautious of Amazon? What might they do to threaten them?
- What alternative does Fb have right here? How might Instagram and WhatsApp win?
5. Startup and Investing 101:
- Why does Des consider that each founder ought to write a weblog submit per week?
- Why does Des consider that almost all B2B advertising sucks? What makes nice B2B advertising?
- What are Des’ largest classes from the Hopin journey?
- How has Des’ angel investing modified within the final 12 months with the rise of AI?