AI in Action E189: Alessio Fanelli, Vice President at 645 Ventures

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Welcome to episode 189 of the AI in Action podcast, the show where we break down the hype and explore the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in the United States and Europe.

Today's guest is Alessio Fanelli, Vice President at 645 Ventures in New York. Founded in 2013, 645 Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that partners with exceptional founders who are building iconic companies. They invest at the Seed and Series A stages and leverage their Voyager software platform to enable their Success team and Connected Network to help founders scale to the growth stage. 

645 Ventures invest in four main areas: SaaS for the Second Wave, Citizen Professionals, The Engineering Value Chain Revolution and Personalized Consumer Applications. 645 Ventures has $200m+ in AUM and is growing fast with backing from leading institutional investors, including university endowments, funds of funds and pension funds.They have over 35 active companies in their portfolio in the areas of enterprise SaaS, infrastructure software and consumer technology. 

In the episode, Alessio will tell you about:

Deciding what data & tech companies to back

What makes companies successful in Data Science

Biggest challenges in hiring in Data Science and Machine Learning

What to consider when joining a Data Science startup

What excites him for the future in the data and tech scene

To find out more about Alessio and 645 Ventures, check out the website or follow them on Twitter @645ventures. You can also connect with Alessio on Linkedin

What did you think of Alessio's podcast? Where do you see the future of AI and Data Science in the industry heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.

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