CalcalistMarch 2nd, 2022

What’s between a vaccine, the most common smartphone processor, and autonomous vehicles?

Renana Ashkenazi, General Partner at venture capital fund Grove Ventures, discusses how technological advancements and breakthroughs are not just the result of catastrophic events but also require the right timing and existing groundwork. Ashkenazi highlights examples such as the development of vaccines and the emergence of the internet to illustrate that breakthroughs occur when an urgent need aligns with the maturity of a field of research or technology. The accelerated development of COVID-19 vaccines was made possible by decades of prior research, improved sequencing technology, funding, and advancements in areas like synthetic generation, AI, and mRNA technology. The article emphasizes the importance of recognizing the convergence of social, technological, and regulatory circumstances in enabling innovation.

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