In 2017, Lan Xuezhao founded Basis Set, a VC fund focused on AI and “the future of work.” Since then, Basis Set has assembled a portfolio of highly promising seed and Series A companies in the AI space. We sat down with Pilot CEO & co-founder Waseem Daher to talk about her experiences in VC, what she looks for in investments, and more:
Lan is the founding partner of Basis Set Ventures, an early-stage venture firm focused on the Future of Work through artificial intelligence. Previously, she built the Corporate Development Strategy team at Dropbox with 30+ acquisitions.
Waseem is the cofounder and CEO of Pilot. He is a three-time entrepreneur with two successful exits: his first company, Ksplice, was acquired by Oracle in 2011 and his second, Zulip, was acquired by Dropbox in 2014.