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ongrowth - all things that inspire.

All things that inspire. These talks go into building a business, examining life paths and creativity. We talk to business leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, founders, engineers and more; exploring the tactical and strategic elements of various topics.

By Daniel Kivatinos and Greg Wientjes.


Oct 9, 2023

Dan Siroker CEO of 🧠

This is an interview with Dan Siroker.
Dan Siroker is an entrepreneur and founder of Optimizely, a company that enables businesses and organizations to make better data-driven decisions through website optimization[1]. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Rewind AI, a company that is building a "copilot for your mind" using AI technology to record and analyze your thoughts and conversations[5]. Siroker has a background in engineering and analytics, having previously worked as the director of analytics for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign[2]. He is known for his unique interview questions for potential employees, which he uses to assess their problem-solving skills and creativity[6].
[1] Optimizely's Founder Gives Optimization Techniques You Can Implement Right Now - with Dan Siroker - Business Podcast for Startups
[2] Episode 669: A or B : Planet Money - NPR
[3] Episode 669: A or B : Planet Money - NPR
[4] Secret Leaders with Dan Murray-Serter on Apple Podcasts
[5] Jason Calacanis on LinkedIn:
[6] Optimizely CEO Dan Siroker uses three unique interview questions for potential employees - The Business Journals
About is a MacOS app that records everything you've seen, said, or heard on your computer and makes it searchable[1][3][4]. The app uses native macOS APIs and Optical Character Recognition to analyze everything on your screen, and stores all recordings locally on your Mac for privacy reasons[1]. Rewind compresses raw recording data up to 3,750 times so even with the smallest hard drive Apple offers today, you can store years of recordings[1]. The app offers a timeline of every meeting you’ve been in, every website you’ve visited, and everything you’ve typed or clicked on your machine[2]. Users can search, sort, and interact with all that history using different features[2]. A new feature called ChatGPT For Me is a GPT-4 chatbot that can give a chatbot access to all your personal data[2]. The app has two UIs: the rewind UI where you can scrub back and forth, and the search UI where you can search for matching text and show where in the screenshot it was found[5]. is a relatively new app that is charting its own course and is unique in its functionality[3].
[1] Rewind AI
[2] Rewind's new feature brings ChatGPT to your personal information - The Verge
[3] A First Look at - The Sweet Setup
[4] 'Rewind AI' records everything you do on your Mac - 9to5Mac
[5] Review - Ian Sinnott
[6] AI Startup Rewind Gets 170 Offers—and $350 Million Valuation in Unusual Fundraising