Jan 14, 2020
In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Sam Bobley, Co-founder and CEO of Ocrolus. Ocrolus analyzes financial documents, regardless of format and quality, with over 99% accuracy. Today, they work with brands such as Ondeck, BlueVine, Funding Circle, Enova, Sofi, Lending Club, Upgrade and many others. How Sam realized the model of Ocrolus was quite surprising. Have you ever gone to a website and confirmed that you’re not a robot? Of course you have, but what you're also doing is helping Google digitize millions of books. By choosing pictures with fences in it or typing out the words in an image you’re also helping train Google's AI simultaneously as you confirm you’re not a robot. Sam shares the origin story of Ocrolus from his father's influence and how everything changed once QED invested in their A round.
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About the host:
John, is the host of the ‘Bank On It’ podcast recorded onsite in Wall Street at Carpenter Group, and 'Before the A' podcast recorded onsite in Flat Iron at Barclays/Techstars Rise NYC. He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry. Stay in the fintech know by subscribing to ‘Bank On It’, ‘Before the A’