Credit: Boston Dynamics

Mileage Matters: Episode 1

Welcome to our inaugural Mileage Matters podcast!

Mileage Matters is recorded live at the start of every Drive Capital Partner meeting. We kick off our week with a discussion of the things that caught our attention over the past seven days. We’re going to begin sharing these musings here, in the form of a short podcast. Our goal is to give entrepreneurs a glimpse into how we think about the markets we cover (and more). We’d love to hear from you, and learn what’s catching your attention these days too. Let us know what you think on Twitter or drop us a line.

This week, the big topic of conversation was a video of Boston Dynamics latest robotics advancements, and just how far they progressed in the past few years.

You can see the video here:

During our meeting, we discussed just how much this emphasized that automation is moving rapidly, and will have major impacts on the workforce even sooner than we may anticipate. We also discuss former Siemens U.S.A CEO Joe Kaeser’s recent remarks on automation.

Other topics this week include differences in company culture between Google and Amazon, and rethinking the current popular “startup” vibe. We also discuss the recent TechCrunch article on why “big data” hasn’t yet delivered for most organizations, coupled with our own first-hand take from recent conversations we’ve had with companies around data science.

Listen in below as we openly discuss the best opportunities of the week. We’ll see you next Friday.