Unwrapped Ep. 6 with Investor and Entrepreneur, Kevin O'Connor
Welcome to Unwrapped, our short video series where our founders, Ryan Millner, and Ashwin Singhania, conduct mini-interviews about customer feedback with industry experts and peers!
In today's episode, Unwrap's Co-founder and CEO, Ryan Millner, sat down with one of our investors and visionary entrepreneur Kevin O'Connor at our Santa Barbara headquarters.
Kevin, the General Partner at ScOp Venture Capital, offers a multifaceted perspective on business and investing as a founder and investor in several successful companies, including some that went public or were acquired by entities such as Amazon, Google, and IBM.
Kevin founded his most recent startup, Graphiq, in 2009; he served as CEO until Amazon acquired the Santa Barbara company in 2017.
Well-versed in building and investing in successful companies, Kevin talks about what qualities are most associated with a successful entrepreneur, establishing company culture, and how he evaluates new investments.
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Ryan is a Co-founder and the CEO of Unwrap.ai. His love for building impactful products started at Graphiq. While there the team built one of the world's largest knowledge graphs. Graphiq’s technology rapidly ingested data, created and managed ontologies, and understood natural language queries. In 2017 Graphiq was acquired by Amazon Alexa, where Ryan spent the next 3.5 years working to make Alexa smarter. He is most passionate about building and launching new products, natural language processing, knowledge graphs/data ontologies, and creating great team cultures. Ryan holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University.