Indian-Origin Teens’ Start-Up Induced AI Raises $2.3 Million, Garnering Support from Silicon Valley Titans
Two Indian-origin teenagers hailing from Silicon Valley in the US have accomplished an extraordinary feat at the age of 19. Aryan Sharma and Ayush Pathak, co-founders of start-up Induced AI, founded earlier this year, have successfully secured $2.3 million in funding. Their remarkable achievement comes after a funding round led by Sam Altman, the co-founder of OpenAI.
The young entrepreneurs are making waves in the business and technology world. Induced AI not only secured funding from Sam Altman but also gained support from Daniel Gross, Nat Friedman’s AI grant, and other prominent backers. During a recent interview on the podcast Overpowered, Aryan Sharma shared the intriguing story of establishing contact with Sam Altman and convincing him to invest in their venture.
We used to send cold emails to all these people we read about. I have embarrassing emails from when I was 14 that I sent out to people. I used to go on San Francisco trips and meet interesting individuals at events. We met him (Sam Altman) once or twice there. Over time, some mutual connections were formed from cold outreach emails, Aryan Sharma revealed.
Aryan Sharma even offered to serve as Altman’s secretary and assist him in any way possible, in exchange for the opportunity to learn more about OpenAI. Initially, Altman was preoccupied with OpenAI and Helium, but a year later, he provided the young entrepreneur with valuable advice and encouraged him to focus on artificial intelligence.
I went to him and told him, ‘You said we’d come to AI… it has sort of happened, and it’ll be awesome to have you with us.’ That’s basically how it happened, Aryan Sharma added.
Induced AI’s primary objective is to enable the automation of workflows involving real-time reasoning. This includes tasks like lead filtering, document cross-referencing, and memory management.
In a previous tweet, Aryan Sharma explained their vision: We let anyone create virtual AI workers that can automate the execution of workflows on a browser in the cloud with human-like reasoning.
The success of Induced AI showcases the potential and talent of young entrepreneurs from Indian-origin. Their ability to secure significant funding and gain support from industry titans like Sam Altman demonstrates their innovative ideas and dedication to artificial intelligence.
This achievement not only highlights the potential of Indian-origin individuals in Silicon Valley but also paves the way for the future of technology and entrepreneurship. The support from influential figures in the industry further boosts the reputation and prospects of Induced AI on a global scale.
The fascinating journey of Aryan Sharma and Ayush Pathak serves as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide. Their story reminds us that age is not a limitation when it comes to pursuing ambitious goals and making a significant impact in the tech world. As the influence of Induced AI continues to grow, the possibilities of artificial intelligence and automation become more promising than ever before.
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