Wednesday, July 24, 2019

AI Startup Resembles Pied Piper in HBO’s Silicon Valley

Like Silicon Valley’s plot on fictional startup Pied Piper, Compression AI is a scrappy team of developers working on media-compression technology in a tech incubator. Except instead of being characters in a Hollywood-scripted startup, founders Francis Doumet and Migel Tissera met at a Vancouver coworking space, hired two employees and pulled late nighters to release  their first beta software, dubbed PixelDrive. Founded in 2018, Compression AI aims to enable faster transmission of media files over the web, even on low-quality internet networks.