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Generative AI is not Just about creative efforts and parliamentary tricks. Investors and Big Tech alike are betting that it will disrupt enterprise infrastructure and cybersecurity and putting their money where their mouths are. – Anna
Dev tools and creative AI
Y Combinator demo days are a strong indicator of trends that investors may be interested in – and that’s one of the main reasons TechCrunch always keeps a close eye on them. Three areas stood out in the Winter 2023 batch, the accelerator said: “Open source, dev tools and AI.”
The dev tools startups in that batch generated particularly strong interest from investors, with four of them raising additional funding weeks after Demo Day, Insider reported. AI-related startups, on the other hand, were the most popular among founders, representing 34% of the winter cohort.
While these areas can be viewed separately, I’m more interested in how they overlap, so I called up Israeli VC Rona Segev to see what she had to say — not only because Israel has positioned itself as a hub for dev tools, but also because about half of its portfolio involves AI in some form.
Segev, co-founder and managing partner of VC firm TLV Partners, thinks generative AI will bring new ways for companies to analyze and manage their infrastructure.