Hi, I mentioned it recently in the other thread, however, as it is somehow related to this topic I’ll write about it here as well, in a slightly more serious way.
We are working on what I think is an interesting project. It’s about "Neural network analysis of uncertainty and sensitivity of deterministic and probabilistic models in conjunction with quantum computing approaches to shortest path optimization algorithms based on geometric algebra”. As for now it is a hobby project. It has a scientific and high performance computing focus. It is in an early stage which potentially gives particular opportunity to (early) team members to significantly shape the final outcome. And I would be happy to discuss any potential involvement, of course, if any of you is interested (please see below).
Based on my current assessment, I would say that potentially we are particularly strong in the area of quantum computing (very top world class experts). Moreover, should it come to this stage, I belive that the Board of Advisors would potentially consists of very experienced personalities from such areas as information technology, strategic management, finance and legal advisory. Personally, I do have research, information technology, investment banking and entrepreneurship background. Moreover, I have discussed it (I think I can say it) with a friend of mine who has (much more extensive than me) information technology and investment banking background.
In general, it is prudent to say that this kind of undertakings as described here are risky ones. However, I believe that the way I am currently structuring it, IMO, is not exposing any of the potential team member to excessive risks. It can be a hobby project, can be a bootstrapped project, can be a quick exit, can also be a long term engagement with a venture capital fund. As for now, it is a hobby project. One can be involved in it in her / his spare time. Should it be the last option, I think I can say that due to some reasons, I do hold good and very good relations with some of the top venture capital funds in Europe, The North America and Asia and since my early professional days this was my interest.
To sum up, I would encourage you to take this potential opportunity into a consideration. Should you find it interesting, we would be particularly happy to discuss the topic with persons who are knowledgeable in such areas as artificial intelligence (particularly reinforcement learning but not only), quantum computing and satellite technologies as well as in additional specific domains such as sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, shortest path optimization algorithms as well as in geometric algebra. I believe that also general Julia specialists / professionals might be interested in this topic.
How I see it is, in case of interest, please write me a short direct message through this forum. I will reply, provide my name and surname, my LinkedIn and a short document with a brief description and quite extensive list of literature. If you still like the topic, I will provide 30 pages long document and some additional short writings on this hobby project. I will also provide additional documents I prepared so far, they are in a form of my structured notes (300 pages long) and output of my Julia coding (some charts and stats on this topic - nothing too fancy - as I mentioned it several times in this forum I am not a professional coder / developer / scientist). If you have also any other suggestions please let me know - I am rather very open and keen to listen. If you prefer email as a form of communication, I will be happy to provide info in this form as well (after initial contact over a direct message on this forum). If email is the case, I would like to kindly ask you not to provide any corporate / institutional addresses at this stage.
Yeah, I think that’s it. Thank you for taking the time to read.
As I see some hard numbers in this thread, as an additional info, one Company currently operating in the similar space to the topic of this hobby project had recently raised about USD 100m in Series A and is in a portfolio of a leading social and environmental impact venture capital fund. The other Company, also operating in similar space, had quite recently raised about USD 90m in Series D, is in a portfolio of a well know venture capital fund with over USD 100bn under management and is currently preparing for USD 1.2bn IPO.
Actually, just wanted to add that I would be interested in writing a research paper on my hobby topic. I am not a scientist, even though I’d be happy to try my best.