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Lomit Patel is the Vice President of Growth at IMVU. IMVU is the only platform where users can dive into a 3D social network, customize their avatars, chat with friends, shop, hang out at cool parties, share experiences, and even earn real money creating virtual products. Today more than 50,000 people make a living, selling items in IMVU by turning virtual products into real money.
Prior to IMVU, Lomit managed growth at early stage startups including Roku (IPO), TrustedID (acquired by Equifax), Texture (acquired. by Apple) and EarthLink. Lomit is a public speaker, author, advisor, and recognized as a Mobile Hero by Liftoff.
Lomit’s bestselling book called Lean AI, is about how startups can use artificial intelligence to grow. In the book, he provides practical advice on how startups can scale up growth significantly faster when you combine a lean team with the judicious use of artificial intelligence and automation – focused on growing your customers and growing your revenues.
Mike and Lomit cover a ton of great stuff in this episode like how Lomit broke through his shy youth and found more meaningful conversations with strangers, what happened when he started exploring why people make the decisions they do, how media and movies drive fear about artificial intelligence when in reality, AI can streamline companies for rapid growth, his focus on empathy and understanding, his point of view on leadership and mentors, and much more.
And now here’s Lomit Patel.
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