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The AI Future of Finance Is Now

Over the last three weeks I’ve received dozens of pitches about ChatGPT and generative AI, mainly from PR folks working for “experts” offering to comment on stories.

Far more interesting among those pitches has been the handful of messages from founders of new generative AI startups focused on financial services who had read something I’d written and thought I might like to hear more.

One of those came from David Plon, the co-founder and CEO of Portrait Analytics, a generative AI research platform for investment analysts, which was founded in 2022 but exited stealth on Thursday with the announcement of $3 million in pre-seed funding. The financing was led by .406 Ventures with participation from a few hedge funds.

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