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Backing the Stack: Why Menlo Invested in Unstructured

We’re excited to partner closely with the team at Unstructured and are confident that they have firmly established themselves as the ETL leader for AI/ML workloads of the future.

March 14, 2024Tim Tully and Derek Xiao
Generative AI: Lessons From Prior Waves

While navigating this exciting yet complex landscape may seem daunting for startups, lessons from past tech waves, along with a thoughtful, strategic approach, can help illuminate the path forward.

May 31, 2023Steve Sloane
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.

April 27, 2023Shawn Carolan and Derek Xiao
Pinecone Now Valued at $750M, Arguably the Most Important Element in the Modern Data Stack

Pinecone has raised a $100M Series B led by A16Z—with explosive growth justifying their new $750M valuation.

April 27, 2023Tim Tully
Use Pinecone to See Which Parent Most Resembles Your Kids

In March, we announced our lead investment in the Series A for Pinecone, a semantic search database powered by vector embedding search.

July 18, 2022Tim Tully