Investor Stories 345: Disruptive Forces (Schwerin, Aoun, Rueckert)

Investor Stories 345: Disruptive Forces (Schwerin, Aoun, Rueckert)


On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Jules Schwerin
  • Adrian Aoun
  • Rob Rueckert

We asked guests to discuss the factor that could cause the most disruption to the industry going forward and how that will change the next decade of venture.

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Transcribed with AI:

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Welcome back to TFR on today’s special segment, we asked guests to discuss the factor that could cause the most disruption to the industry going forward, and how that will change the next decade of venture. Here’s the segment called disruptive forces.

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Today’s special guests is Jules Sharon of RTP. Global Jules, what factor could cause most disruption in the VC industry? And how will that make the next 10 years of venture look different than the last

0:49
time? Artificial General Intelligence by far will cause the most chaos could have the most potential to cause the most chaos in the world? Generally speaking, a lot of folks I’ve listened to a lot of heated debates about could our job be automated? Could it not be? Frankly, I’m not really sure where I fall in the spectrum we’ll see in the next couple of years. But I look forward to a day when we have the answer, or we trip Fermi’s parents somehow saying, Oh, God, why did we build that thing? Yeah, well, I

1:18
hope it can’t be automated for our sake.

1:21
Podcast, definitely not. I think you’re in the clear.

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On today’s special segment, we have Adrian, goon founder and CEO of foreword, Adrian, what factor could cause the most disruption or change to venture over the next 10 years? And how will make the next 10 look different than it? This one’s obvious AI right. AI is deflationary in so many ways, right? If you make you make intelligence ubiquitous, like, like, think about it, you know, 2000 years ago, the mightiest people were the biggest people, right? Like the people go out and beat you up. Then it became like nerds like us, right? We’re like, we don’t need to beat anybody up, we just outsmart them. Well, it turns out that if intelligence is ubiquitous, you and I have no value to humanity whatsoever, like we’re, we’re just consuming oxygen. You know what I mean? I don’t know, I kind of use tech as a tool. So even if it’s intelligent, you have to tell it, where to look, and why to care. Because, ironically, I think we might end up being the tools, but maybe using the other definition.

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On today’s special segment, we have Rob Rueckert, of Sorensen capital, Rob, what factor could cause the most disruption to the VC industry? And how will that make the next 10 years of VC look different than the last 10?

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Yeah, you know, we moved from a cottage industry to something that is very different. It’s very, it’s more mature today. There’s so much money in the asset class. There’s so many different firms. Everybody’s competitive, everybody’s using data and data science to get an edge, I find that we’ve swung the pedal a little bit too far, in terms of data driving every decision made because of what we talked about before, which is its people, and I find that the biggest conflict I think in this industry right now, is those two things. Are you going to be a person that is really in the trenches with the CEO? Or are you going to be incredibly data driven? Can you be both? I think there’s gonna be a lot of that friction that’s happening over the next little bit, which how far can the technology and data go without subtracting the the human element of the of the company built? That’s good.

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