Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)
Data Tooling AI & ML Tooling

Episode 108: LLM-Powered Search For Your Own Data

AUTHOR: Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)

Amr Awadallah is CEO of Vectara, the LLM search engine that's powered by users' own data. Amr was previously the Founder & CTO of Cloudera and brings many learnings from that experience to Vectara, including what to open source vs. keep proprietary.

Vectara has raised $29M from investors including Race Capital.

In this episode, we dig into the importance of ease of use and building for the average developer instead of the Silicon Valley developer, taking an "open periphery" approach to open source, how the GenAI wave is similar and different from the Big Data wave, Amr's 3-pronged GTM strategy including sales-led-growth, product-led-growth, and partner-led-growth, and more!

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