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Oct. 3, 2020

#192: Swupnil Sahai, Co-Founder & CEO of SwingVision, a Company Building A.I. for Athletes, on Developing Bleeding Edge Technology, Getting Andy Roddick and James Blake as Investors, and Working for Elon Musk at Tesla

#192: Swupnil Sahai, Co-Founder & CEO of SwingVision, a Company Building A.I. for Athletes, on Developing Bleeding Edge Technology, Getting Andy Roddick and James Blake as Investors, and Working for Elon Musk at Tesla

Swupnil Sahai is the Co-Founder & CEO of and previously worked on the autopilot team at Tesla. SwingVision is building A.I. for athletes. Their app provides real-time, on-device video analysis and coaching using proprietary A.I. on just a single...


Swupnil Sahai is the Co-Founder & CEO of SwingVision and previously worked on the autopilot team at Tesla. SwingVision is building A.I. for athletes. Their app provides real-time, on-device video analysis and coaching using proprietary A.I. on just a single smartphone. They were recently featured in the Apple 2020 Fall Keynote event and are backed by investors Andy Roddick, James Blake and Techstars.

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Some of the Topics Covered by Swupnil Sahai in this Episode

  • Getting featured in the Apple Keynote
  • What SwingVision is and how it got started
  • Pivoting from an Apple Watch app to an app for your iPhone or tablet
  • Making a decision to leave Tesla to start SwingVision
  • Swupnil's experience working on the autopilot team at Tesla... 10 feet from Elon Musk's desk
  • Why Swupnil's parents were so supportive of his decision to leave Tesla and start SwingVision
  • Getting Andy Roddick and James Blake as investors in SwingVision
  • How Swupnil explains such a technical product to people who aren't experts
  • How Swupnil has gone about customer acquisition
  • The team behind SwingVision and how Swupnil has grown it over time
  • Prioritization and how Swupnil looks at who to partner with
  • Swupnil's experience in the Techstars accelerator and why he decided to go through it in the first place
  • How Swupnil iterates on the product itself to make it easier to use
  • Gamification and how they implement it with SwingVision
  • How Swupnil consistently gathers user feedback for SwingVision
  • Pricing and how Swupnil figured it out for SwingVision so far
  • The transition from employee to founder
  • What Swupnil learned from Elon Musk
  • Some of Swupnil's favorite books

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