Before Weights & Biases, founders Lukas Biewald and Chris Van Pelt had already ridden the start-up train together building Figure Eight. When pondering about their next project, Weights & Biases came to fruition during Lukas’ internship at OpenAI.
While working with some of the world’s most renowned machine learning researchers, Lukas realized the tools they were using were outdated and inefficient. To build better models, they needed better tools.
Launching a new company is hard, so to round out the team, Lukas and Chris pulled in Shawn Lewis — a long-time friend who also had a founder’s experience. Together, they used their combined knowledge, skills, and experiences to create tools that could support machine learning practitioners and move forward the state of the art of machine learning.
To make smart decisions, we need to be honest with each other and with ourselves. Honesty allows us to surface problems so we can tackle them together as a team, instead of avoiding them.
As much as talent counts, effort counts twice. Having that ability to roll up your sleeves converts setbacks into stepping stones. In the long run, having grit is a core part of success.
Want to learn more about our purpose and values at Weights & Biases? Take a look at this article written by our CEO, Lukas.
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