E1135: Density CEO Andrew Farah on launching the Open Area sensor, $51M Series C, impact of increasing spatial efficiency, risk-taking & more

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Show notes:
0:50 Jason intros Density CEO Andrew Farah, who he met at the LAUNCH Festival
2:33 Andrew explains Density’s founding story, original vision & how it has evolved
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13:32 What was Density’s 3.0 product? How did it help large companies better understand space utilization?
18:59 Pandemic impact on Density’s adoption/product
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27:05 Andrew demos Density’s new product: the Open Area sensor; what it sees, how it helps & more
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40:20 Reality of computer vision on cameras, can it be used to count humans & privacy concerns
45:09 Efficiency & serendipity created by understanding space, cost of deploying Density & usage
52:04 Second & third-order effects of spatial efficiency, how China is using overly-invasive tracking, importance of anonymity from the source
57:48 Unique ways Density’s sensors can be utilized, what lessons Andrew would teach his younger self
1:07:45 Importance of the LLC & risk-taking, change in funding, value of diverse teams in finding blindspots
1:17:40 Pandemic accelerating democratized investing, future of work, will Jason move?

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