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Gong Helps Sales Teams and Buyers Have Better Conversations

Converting a potential buyer into an actual customer isn’t easy. The key to making the sale isn’t having more conversations, it’s having better conversations. Gong is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help sales teams improve their interactions with prospective buyers by analyzing these discussions in real time and providing Sales Conversation Intelligence. “We capture all of their sales conversations: phone, video conferencing, emails, telephone systems, bring them into a single platform, and make the whole conversation visible to the organization,” says Eilon Reshef, CTO and co-founder of Gong.

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How Patreon Avoids Fraud While Funding the Emerging Creative Class

Jarvis Johnson, an engineering manager on Patreon’s creator acquisition team, describes Patreon’s mission as “to fund the emerging creative class, or get creators paid.” Indeed, with $300 million creator earnings in 2018 alone (and just $12 average monthly patronage, per patron), the platform has allowed creators to double their annual income. However, Johnson notes, “there are some situations where we wouldn’t want to pay someone, like in the case of fraud.” Since Patreon processes millions of payments each month, identifying fraudulent payments can be a challenge.

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Viaduct’s David Hallac on Capturing the Value of Automotive Data

Driving remains one of the quintessential American activities. Over 90 percent of US households have at least one car, and drivers spend an average of around 290 hours a year in their vehicles. And, thanks to the auto industry’s recent embrace of data technology, much of that time on the road now produces an enormous amount of useful information. David Hallac is the founder and CEO of Viaduct, a new company creating a machine learning platform for managing, analyzing, and monetizing that data.

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Klaxoon’s Charles Kergaravat on the Future of Work, Collaboration Tools, and Scaling with AWS

The average executive spends 16 years of his or her life in a meeting. That’s a quite a bit of time, so it makes sense to try to maximize meetings for efficiency and productivity. That’s where Klaxoon comes in. A collaborative platform designed to improve teamwork, Klaxoon lets everyone in a meeting share information and feel as if the’re being heard. To help spread the meeting revolution, Klaxoon, led by Charles Kergaravat, Director of International Marketing, is currently on a 11-week, 16-city teamwork tour, where they’re traveling the world in a truck and sharing productivity tips, workshops, and demos from the world’s biggest organizations.

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Carlabs Brings AI-Based Customer Service to the Auto Industry

Founded in 2015, Carlabs.ai offers an artificial intelligence-based customer service platform for the auto industry. Previously, car manufacturers had little contact with the end user. They’d sell the cars to a dealer, who then would do the customer interaction work. Consumers these days all want a direct connection with a brand, and that connection is what Carlabs.ai helps facilitate.

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DeepMap Charts the Future of Automated Driving

Perhaps you think the world is already sufficiently mapped. With the advent of satellite images and Google Street View, it seems like every square inch of the globe is represented in data. But for autonomous vehicles, much of the world is uncharted territory. That’s because the maps designed for humans “can’t be consumed by robots,” says Tom Wang, the director of engineering at DeepMap, a Palo Alto startup that provides HD maps for self-driving cars.

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Accelerating Startup Growth: How NVIDIA and AWS are Collaborating to Grow AI Startups

Guest contribution by Serge Lemonde, Global AI Startups Program Director at NVIDIA To help some of today’s hottest AI startups innovate and grow, they’re gaining access to advanced technology, training and support – all at no charge – thanks to a new collaboration between NVIDIA and AWS. Starting today, members of the companies’ startup programs— […]

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