Rodrigo is CEO and co-founder of SambaNova Systems. Prior to joining SambaNova, Rodrigo was responsible for SPARC Processor and ASIC Development at Oracle. He led the engineering organization responsible for the design of state-of-the-art processors and ASICs for Oracle’s enterprise servers.
As much as we know that semiconductor design is a very capital-intensive venture, a billion dollars in cash for a small company is a lot. I think it reflects what people see as the market opportunity. I really believe that this transition that the world’s going through, this pre-AI to post-AI transition is probably going to be as big, if not bigger than the internet. If you think about the magnitude of changes that the internet brought to the world across every industry and every customer in every industry, I think you’re going to see something similar, if not bigger.22 June 2021