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Akash Bajwa - AI + Software Investing in 2024

Akash Bajwa - AI + Software Investing in 2024

Update: 2024-01-25


Our Guest: Akash Bajwa is an investor in fintech and B2B SaaS at Earlybird Venture Capital, a European venture capital firm with 2 billion Euros in assets under management (AUM).

Episode Topics:

  • Akash and Earlybird’s investment criteria 
  • Areas in early-stage native AI that Akash and Earlybird are excited about
  • Akash discusses the unique skill sets needed for native AI founders.
  • Is building an AI-focused business similar to the well-established SaaS playbook?
  • Akash’s views on investor returns if gross margins decrease to 50% in AI-driven software.
  • How are software pricing models going to evolve in an AI world?
  • Methods for assessing a founder's execution ability during early-stage fundraising.
  • Akash’s views on vertical software and implications of AI lowering barriers to software creation.
  • Akash's view on AI's capital intensity +  its implications of this for investors.


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Akash Bajwa - AI + Software Investing in 2024

Akash Bajwa - AI + Software Investing in 2024

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