Origin Story

While at Meta, Alex built and maintained the large image data pipeline to train computer vision models. These were expensive programs where human contractors would take and label images in various environments for the deep learning models to train on. While it was clear that hiring, training, and managing AI research teams were expensive and, at times, challenging, it was a well understood process. The larger bottleneck was often obtaining the expensive, curated datasets necessary for highly accurate, usable models. As AR/VR continues to develop and companies like Meta produce great hardware, a large scale dataset of the real world was necssary to offer metaverse experiences in the real world.
Alex and Kyle met through the cofounder match program in Startup School, a platform for help aspiring entrepreneur learn the fundamentals of starting a company. Kyle founded Startup School while he worked at Y Combinator.