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The VentureFizz Podcast: John Dickerson - Co-Founder & Chief Scientist at Arthur

Episode #275 of The VentureFizz Podcast features John Dickerson - Co-Founder & Chief Scientist of Arthur.

Are we entering the primetime era for venture capital investments into Artificial Intelligence or AI startups? It at least seems that way, as things have cooled off with Web 3 and crypto. There is a ton of momentum in this space with lots of use cases including Jasper, an AI copywriting and content platform that recently announced $125M in funding. Or, it will be interesting to see what companies are funded that are built on top of tech like OpenAI’s DALL·E 2.

Arthur is looking to ride this wave but they are taking a very smart approach an infrastructure play with its machine learning observability platform. A great analogy for this sector is what network monitoring software does for the network, which detects outages, issues, and vulnerabilities… Arthur is looking to do the same for AI models.

The company recently announced a $42M Series B round of funding co-led by Acrew Capital and Greycroft Ventures.

In this episode of our podcast, we cover:

  • The pulse of innovation and entrepreneurship at two under-recognized institutions - University of Maryland and Carnegie Mellon.
  • John’s career prior to starting Arthur including a deep dive into his research, experience as an advisor, and his path to becoming a tenured professor.
  • All the details about Arthur and its platform, plus how the company is making AI more transparent and equitable.
  • Advice for academics who are thinking of taking on a leadership role at a startup.
  • And so much more.