Monthly Archives: April 2018

E08 Adi Azaria – Sisense

Adi Azaria, Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist of Sisense. His company has raised $97M for its business analytics solution. Sisense prepares, analyses, and visualises complex datasets using one single-stack solution. Adi is largely self-taught in the software world and his defining quality is his penchant for solving problems – whether it’s simplifying the pain of data consumption, reducing sex trafficking in India, tackling childhood cancer in the US, or successfully engineering a solution for his own son’s sleeplessness. Rather like LaunchDarkly’s Edith Harbaugh, Adi finds that his best ideas come when he is in a relaxed state of mind – whether mediating, walking, painting or doing sports. And like Algolia’s Nicolas Dessaigne he focuses on the link between company culture and hiring and retaining great people.

“I love people more than computers. I love the relationship between them, but I love people more.”

E07 Ron Palmeri – Layer, Prism Skylabs

Ron Palmeri is Founder and CEO of Layer and Founder of Prism Skylabs. Layer has raised about $30 million in 5 years for its toolkit for building better conversations through messaging. Prism Skylabs has raised $24M in less than 7 years to bring physical spaces online – it’s a video intelligence platform that transforms security cameras into data sources for business analytics. Like Algolia’s Nicolas Dessaigne, Ron is excited about the evolution of conversational ininterfaces.

“Mobile is rewiring our brain. All of that is going to get fundamentally remade through what we call conversational interfaces.”

E06 Edith Harbaugh – LaunchDarkly

Edith Harbaugh, CEO and co-founder of LaunchDarkly, adores software so much that she’s built a product that helps other companies build better software. She also writes, codes, podcasts, runs ultramarathons and mentors startups while running a Silicon Valley star scale-up. Her company is less than 4 years old and has raised over $32m

“When you’re outside your mind starts to make connections because you’re not staring at a screen.”