Alex Bates is the managing director of Neocortex Ventures, an angel investor, and a member of Peter Diamandis’s Abundance 360 Network. He’s experienced in anything from leading DARPA funded research in neural networks, to applying analytics for the world’s largest data warehouses at Teradata, to creating Mtell, a machine learning company acquired by Aspentech (NASDAQ: AZPN).
After 10 years of running my company, Mtell, we sold it to a publicly traded company for $37 million. It started in 2006: we bootstrapped our way to profitability by offering consulting services until we found a product-market fit. Because we were already generating revenue, that meant we got to fundraise on our own terms....
July 19, 2019