Amin Shokrollahi has raised some serious startup capital for his tech company, Kandou Bus. Amin has raised $130M in funding from top-tier investors like Raging Capital, Digital Transformation Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Kreos Capital.
In this episode, you will learn:
- Starting up companies in Switzerland
- His top advice before starting a business
- Amin’s book recommendation
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About Amin Shokrollahi:
Amin Shokrollahi is an Iranian mathematician who has worked on a variety of topics including coding theory and algebraic complexity theory. He is best known for his work on the iterative decoding of graph-based codes, an area in which he holds a number of granted and pending patents. He is the co-inventor of Tornado codes and the inventor of Raptor codes. His codes have been standardized and successfully deployed in practical areas dealing with data transmission over lossy networks.
Prior to joining EPFL, Amin Shokrollahi has held positions as the chief scientist of Digital Fountain, a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories, a senior researcher at the International Computer Science Insitute in Berkeley, and an assistant professor at the department of computer science of the University of Bonn. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and he was awarded the Best Paper Award of the IEEE IT Society in 2002 for his work on iterative decoding of LDPC code, the IEEE Eric Sumner Award in 2007 for the development of Fountain Codes, and the joint Communication Society/Information Theory Society best paper award of 2007 for his paper on Raptor Codes.
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