We have our own point of view on the people, technologies, and conversations that will shape the future.
The Seven Generative AI Building Blocks for the Next Generation of Consumer Technology Companies
OpenAI’s ChatGPT reached 100 million monthly active users just two months after launch, setting the new standard for the fastest-growing consumer application in history. The landmark achievement underscored the strength of generative AI’s pull in consumer markets—surpassing even the breakthroughs of the internet and smartphones.
Our Investment in Typeface: Generative AI at Enterprise Speed and Scale
Since the advent of the internet, few technological advances have garnered as much attention and enthusiasm as quickly as generative AI. The technology has seen a meteoric rise, skyrocketing from a relatively unknown status to nearly ubiquitous interest, capturing our collective attention and imaginations along the way.
Software Will Supercharge Developer Productivity: Why We Are Excited About DX
Software developers spend their days chasing the elusive “flow state:” headphones on, Slack notifications paused, dev environment humming along, context switching to a minimum, and delivering a significant amount of valuable code and/or solving a hard problem. The unfortunate reality is developer flow is constantly interrupted by toil: faulty environments, flaky tests, slow builds, cross-team dependencies, and the like.
The code that runs the world today is rarely written from scratch. In 2021, developers borrowed more than 2.2 trillion open source packages or components from third-party ecosystems. 99% of codebases contain open-source code, and between 85% to 97% of enterprises leverage open-source software.
Retail e-commerce is as old as the advent of the web. In the decades that followed, a wave of innovation across supply chain, logistics, advertising, payments, checkout, and storefront tech has vastly improved the consumer e-commerce experience.
E-commerce has given millions of entrepreneurs the ability to launch new businesses. However, in recent years, it’s started to feel like Amazon has won the battle for e-commerce, commoditizing merchants on top of its monolithic stack.
On behalf of Menlo Ventures, I’m thrilled to announce our investment in HOVER, a startup using deep learning and computer vision to digitally map any home in 3D using pictures taken from a mobile phone.
We’re thrilled to be announcing our investment in 6 River Systems, the leader in autonomous robotics and warehouse automation, and to be backing great founders with unique domain experience in Jerome Dubois and Rylan Hamilton.