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EP 92: Mike Volpi (Partner, Index Ventures) Top AI Investor Predicts How The AI Wave Will Play Out

EP 92: Mike Volpi (Partner, Index Ventures) Top AI Investor Predicts How The AI Wave Will Play Out

Update: 2024-01-26
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Mike Volpi is a top AI investor and GP at Index Ventures, where he’s invested in companies such as Confluent, Scale AI, Sonos, and many others. In our discussion, Mike reveals the frameworks he uses for making investment decisions and his predictions on the trajectory of the AI wave. He also shares stories from his early career at Cisco, what made him lean in early into machine learning, how he views his role as a board member, and much more.

(00:00 ) Intro

(02:49 ) The Genesis of AI Investments and Understanding Human Logic

(03:46 ) The Journey of Learning and Investing in AI

(05:34 ) The Evolution of Technology and its Impact on Investments

(09:17 ) The Role of Optimism and Pragmatism in Venture Capital

(15:43 ) The Influence of AI on Equity Value

(21:53 ) The Role of Government and Private Sector in AI Regulation

(25:56 ) Investment Strategies and Decision Making

(31:50 ) The Art of Investing in Young Entrepreneurs

(35:58 ) Reflections on Career and Lessons Learned

(38:55 ) Mentorship and Nurturing Young Venture Capitalists

(40:12 ) The Art of Mentoring in Venture Capital

(41:00 ) Empowering Partners: A Case Study

(41:35 ) The Power of Frameworks in Decision Making

(43:19 ) Understanding Your Weaknesses as an Investor

(44:24 ) The Painful Misses in Investment

(46:18 ) Redefining Yourself for Growth

(49:26 ) Embracing Mistakes in Venture Capital

(51:46 ) Learning from the Titans of Venture Capital

(55:18 ) The Value of Market Leaders in M&A

(59:17 ) The Journey from Italy to Silicon Valley

(01:11:18 ) Lessons from Being a CEO

(01:14:28 ) Reflections on Personal Growth and Learning

(01:15:29 ) Transitioning from Operator to Venture Capitalist

(01:17:30 ) The Philosophy and Strategy of Index Ventures

(01:20:20 ) The Role of a Board Member and Building Personal Brand

(01:32:20 ) Lessons from Serving on the Board of Ferrari

(01:38:08 ) Advice for Young Professionals in the Tech Industry

(01:41:30 ) State of the Venture Capital Industry Today


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Producer: Leah Clapper

Mixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky

 

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EP 92: Mike Volpi (Partner, Index Ventures) Top AI Investor Predicts How The AI Wave Will Play Out

EP 92: Mike Volpi (Partner, Index Ventures) Top AI Investor Predicts How The AI Wave Will Play Out

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