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Meeting of the Minds | Jorge Torres and Adam Carrigan from MindsDB

Jorge Torres and Adam Carrigan have known each other a long time. They were roommates in college and worked on several projects together before finally founding their first company in London. And that was only the start of their collaboration.

Now they’re running their second startup, MindsDB, a company that treats machine learning as a database layer, allowing you to retrieve predictive analysis by performing a simple SQL query. Jorge is the CEO, Adam the COO.

On this edition of Founders Journey, Jorge and Adam discuss the many lessons they’ve learned in their long collaboration, including early mistakes they made in hiring and product release.

More information: https://mindsdb.com/


Jorge Torres (Co-founder and CEO of MindsDB) is an entrepreneur, academic, AI/machine-learning expert, and Visiting Research Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Before Co-Founding MindsDB Jorge was a senior software engineer at CareJourney and Skillshare and the second full-time developer at CouchSurfing.com – a platform he helped to grow from a few thousand to a few million users. Jorge specializes in creating software that transforms cultural exchange and is passionate about democratizing Machine Learning. His new venture MindsDB completed the YCombinator Accelerator program in March 2020 and recently announced their $4 million seed funding round led by OpenOceanVC.  

Adam Carrigan (Co-founder and COO of MindsDB) is an entrepreneur and former Management Consultant at Deloitte. After completing his studies at the Australian National University and the University of Queensland. Adam completed his dissertation at the University of Cambridge – specializing in the use of NLP to predict equity pricing. With significant operational experience in various industries and extensive knowledge in finance, marketing and strategy Adam co-led his newest venture MindsDB through the YCombinator accelerator and has recently announced $4 Million in seed funding.

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