Notes from Noah’s presentation:

  • Cisco Investments believes innovation happens globally.
  • Cisco’s corporate fund invests in businesses, acquires businesses, and even invests in VC funds.
  • They focus on enterprise software & infrastructure, data & analytics, and app dynamics.
  • With Cisco’s platforms, founders get access to many sales people, engineers, and the possibility of being acquired. Cisco helps with GTM efforts, how to co-sell, and getting founders access to Fortune 500 companies as potential customers.
  • The amount of time between generational shifts in tech is always accelerating. 3/4 of these shifts involve a change in UI. Cloud is the exception.
    • We need net new technology development in how we interface with computers.
  • Compute, data, trust
  • Touched on predictive AI and model degradation.


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