On this episode I discuss with David Hariri, co-founder of Ada, an AI powered buyer make stronger platform that raised at a 1.2B valuation in Might 2021, coming into the very uncommon echelon of Canadian tech startups achieving unicorn standing. Ada permits massive shoppers like Zoom to ship nice buyer make stronger revel in at scale.
David recounts his upbringing, and the myriad of stories that led him to be a developer and dressmaker at Teehan and Lax, which used to be bought through Fb. He additionally covers the epic tale of founding his first startup, Volley, nearly shutting it down, after which making a bet their remaining 9 months of runway into pivoting into what become Ada. It’s an excellent instance of endurance and the ups and downs of startups.