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Startup insights from Elon Musk, Jensen Huang, Doug Leone, Marc Andreessen, and Aaron Levie

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Today’s insights:

  1. Elon Musk: “Patents are for the weak”

  2. Jensen Huang explains why the AI revolution will be similar to the industrial revolution

  3. Sequoia’s Doug Leone explains what made Drew Houston’s pitch for Dropbox great

  4. Marc Andreessen on how to think about taking the leap to start a startup

  5. Box founder Aaron Levie’s advice for coming up with ideas for an enterprise software company

Elon Musk: “Patents are for the weak”

“We don’t really patent things. Patents are for the weak.. The problem is patents are generally used as a blocking technique. They’re like using landmines in warfare. They don’t actually help advance things. They just stop others from following you. And most patents are BS.”

Jensen Huang explains why the AI revolution will be similar to the industrial revolution

“We are producing something for the very first time that has never been produced before, and we’re producing it in extremely high volume. And the production of this thing requires a new instrument that never existed before - it’s a GPU. And the thing that we’re producing for the very first time is tokens. We’re producing floating point numbers at high volume for the first time in history. And the reason these floating point numbers have value is because it’s intelligence.”

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