“AI Market & Startup Strategies”
As a co-founder and chief technology officer, Soohyun Bae oversees the research and development strategies at Bobidi. Most recently, he was an engineering leader on spatial mapping and data collection for Pokemon Go augmented reality. He previously co-founded TickTock AI for a single platform for AR and robotics, which was acquired by Niantic. Before then, he spent 5 years on building planet scale 3D maps at Google. He received MS and PhD in machine learning from Georgia Institute of Technology. He published over 20 papers and patents, and supports multiple startups as an angel investor and advisor.
The global Artificial Intelligence (AI) market has grown significantly for the last decade, and its growth rate is further accelerated by the influx of large investments and many startups built upon them. It is yet unclear for AI researchers how to set up a strategy for founding or joining startups with such valuable technical skills from industry perspective. By reviewing the multiple sectors in the global AI service and talent markets, we discuss practical strategies for evaluating pros and cons when jumping into the startup world. In addition, we discuss critical factors when pitching to investors for venture funding.