I’m Ambika Acharya.
I founded Weav just over a year and a half ago alongside my cofounders, Nadav and Avikam. Weav is a fintech infrastructure company on a mission to help small businesses access financial services faster through our unified API for commerce platforms. In August, we were acquired by Brex for $50 million in their first significant acquisition.
Before co-founding Weav, I was a Machine Learning Engineer at Apple, where I built predictive and personalized features for iOS. I graduated from Stanford University where I did research in deep learning, computational biology and computer vision, and earned my B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science.
Starting a company during a global pandemic had its share of ups and downs and I’m grateful to Elpha for being a community I could rely on to help motivate and inspire me to push through the tough times. Over the past two years I’ve built many prototypes, had to pivot ideas multiple times, learned how to pitch our product to both customers and investors and figure out how to hire the best team to execute our mission - all while running, biking and playing basketball when I can to stay sane! :)
Ask me anything about the founder journey, hiring teams & scaling a startup, building data-centric products, recommendations for bike rides in the Bay Area or something else!