Pankaj Raut CEO & Co-founder of AjnaLens on building Augmenting Human Intelligence with AI-Powered Mixed Reality Glasses

34:36
 
Share
 

Manage episode 284904176 series 1402154
By Neil Patel. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Building India’s first home-grown AR headset. Today my guest is Pankaj Raut the co-founder & ceo of AjnaLens. AjnaLens designs & manufactures AI-powered mixed-reality glasses for defence , education and enterprise customers. He talks about it all got started by being inspired watching James Bond movies. He talks about how the product helps the Indian armed forces & talks about design and development process. He talks about VC funding, future trends & opportunities. He gives us his thoughts on the AR/VR startup community in india. Thoughts on Google glasses 10 years on and dealing with the competition. And finally he talks about leaving India at the age 17 to go study in London. Meeting his co-founders at Google startup weekend. Seeing his first hologram and being inside a tank!

In this conversation we also talk about:

  • Building the first prototype
  • Challenges in the AR/VR market
  • What will VR/AR devices look like in the future.
  • Getting a scholarship to go London
  • Where the names comes from.
  • Common mistakes AR/VR startups make.
  • Meeting people with the right synergies.
  • How he resolves differences of opinion with his co-founders
  • Advice for first time founders - take 2 steps back!

and much more!

Links

https://www.ajnalens.com/

P.S

if you need something to do during these challenging and difficult times and want some inspiration and need some creativity. check out Skillshare. Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities.

Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes!

https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel

music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV

173 episodes