Joe Lonsdale on AI and the Future of Venture Investing

Omnia Family Wealth’s Michael Wagner welcomes back tech investor and entrepreneur Joe Lonsdale to continue their conversation. In the first video, Lonsdale shed insight into the history of technological waves and how they open the door for the creation of new businesses.

In this video, Lonsdale shares real-world examples of how businesses today are leveraging innovative technologies such as machine learning and revolutions in biology to create something completely new or improve upon existing products and processes.

They also discuss:

  • How Lonsdale approaches investing in talent and new businesses
  • The considerations Lonsdale makes when deciding to build a new company
  • Why he feels fun is arbitrary when it comes to building a business
  • The importance of cutting through the noise when reviewing new opportunities

Stayed tuned for part three in this series Joe Lonsdale: Making of an American Optimist. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We are available via email or phone at (305) 602-9080.

 

About Joe Lonsdale

Joe Lonsdale is the managing partner at 8VC, a US-based venture capital firm that manages several billion dollars in committed capital. He was an early institutional investor in many notable technology start-ups.

Before focusing on institutional investing, Joe co-founded Palantir (NASDAQ: PLTR) a global software company known for its work in defense and other industries. He founded and remains as Chairman of both Addepar and OpenGov. He is also a co-founder of Affinity, Epirus, Resilience Bio, and other mission-driven technology companies.

Joe began his career as an early executive at Clarium Capital, which he helped grow into a large global macro hedge fund. He also worked with PayPal while he attended Stanford.

 

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