In my last post, I presented the idea of a data network effect (DNE) and explained why we pay so much attention to it at super{set}. We established a DNE as

any computational process that, with trust and privacy, harnesses the power of data from a collective to generate better…

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At super{set}, our central commitment is to found, fund, and form data-driven companies. Our thesis is that AI without data is an engine on blocks in a garage, dormant and unmoving. To harness its power, you need a car, a driver, and, most critically — you need fuel.

We are living in a time of extraordinary concern about the negative consequences of online platforms and social media. We worry about the damage interactive technologies cause to society; about the impact to our mental health; and about the way that these platforms and their practices play to our most…

You’ve decided to launch a business, but before you hurtle blindly into the breach, you need a bulletproof plan and a perfect pitch deck to persuade your co-founders, investors, partners, and employees to follow you into the unknown. In the third episode of The Closed Session, Tom and Vivek talk through the key elements of a coherent, convincing business plan for your new venture. Get it right, and you can dramatically increase your velocity and odds of success.

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In the second episode of The Closed Session, Tom and Vivek discuss the framework for starting your own company from scratch, and the three dimensions that should be taken into account. Today, everyone wants to be an entrepreneur, but should they? Tom and Vivek help answer the tough questions, like should you start your own company? How do you know if you have an idea worth building, and how do you translate that idea into a profitable product?

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In the first episode of The Closed Session, meet Tom Chavez and Vivek Vaidya, serial entrepreneurs and podcast hosts. The Closed Session will discuss the process of building a company, with a focus on tech entrepreneurship and innovation. Tom and Vivek share lessons they have learned, topics they find interesting and yank back the covers on what investors want. They also discuss Super{set}, their venture studio where they find, fund and build technology companies.

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Turner, one of the wholly owned companies within Time Warner, owns and operates some of the most important premium media brands in the world. …

Marketers need to know as much as possible about their customers, and every granular bit of data is a clue to be stitched together with others in a relentless pursuit of new ideas to drive the business forward. …

PSA Peugeot Citroën, the automobile company, was struggling to drive consumers to its showroom. Ranked ninth globally in terms of production, the company had recently taken a billion-Euro bailout, and was in the process of plotting a return to the U.S. market after nearly 20 years. …

Like it or not, every mobile phone has the ability to track our movements and, with “location services” enabled, every mobile phone can communicate with a beacon to identify our precise location. Neil Sweeney, head of Freckle IoT, a provider of beacon hardware and software, had helped CPG marketers get…


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