DealMakers Podcast:
Sisu and Doing the Hard Work to Understand Why

By Grant Shirk - December 23, 2019

“The most valuable data in the world, despite what you might expect from deep learning, is not in images or in text, but in giant tables in warehouses like Snowflake, Redshift, and BigQuery.” Starting from this challenging insight, Sisu CEO and Founder Peter Bailis spoke at length with Alejandro Cremades, host of the DealMakers Podcast on Sisu, Peter’s journey into computer science, and the challenge of finding useful facts in enterprise data.

You can find the full transcript of the podcast, along with Alejandro’s notes on their conversation here, or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or Google Play.

Looking for the tl;dr? Here’s a quick synopsis:

  • Peter’s personal journey from Omaha to the east coast and all way way back to California
  • The critical need to “do the hard things” and build a team that could really tackle tough questions
  • Finding a passion for solving business challenges, and going all in on an opportunity
  • The importance of great qualification, particularly early in an enterprise startup
  • Finally, the story of Sisu’s most recent venture round and how it came to be. 

Alejandro Cremades is the founding partner at Panthera Advisors, a premier investment banking and financial consulting firm, and the host of the DealMakers Podcast.



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