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Goldman Sachs Honors CTO Carson Kahn for Entrepreneurship


Carson Kahn Among Goldman Sachs' 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) will recognize Carson S. Kahn, founder and CTO
of artificial intelligence firm Volley (,
as one of its 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2018 at the bank's
prestigious Builders + Innovators Summit in San Francisco.

Goldman Sachs will celebrate Kahn among entrepreneurs from multiple
industries to be honored at the three-day Summit. Previous honorees
include Barbara Bush II (Global Health Corps), John Foley (Peleton),
Daniel Saks (AppDirect), Jyoti Bansal (AppDynamics), Kunal Sarkar
(Lumosity), D. Scott Phoenix (Vicarious), and Leah Busque (TaskRabbit).

Kahn is the CTO and cofounder of Volley (,
a Silicon Valley AI company backed by strategic investor JPMorgan Chase
(NYSE:JPM), Zuckerberg Ventures, and high-profile current and former
executives from Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Facebook
(NASDAQ:FB), and Udemy. Kahn is also an invited member of the Forbes
Technology Council and IEEE Society for Computational Intelligence.

With Kahn's leadership, Volley's "knowledge engine" has gained rapid
traction in Fortune 500 financial services to computationally synthesize
the world's enterprise knowledge. A recognized innovator and
entrepreneur in artificial intelligence and education technology, Kahn's
work is covered in the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal,
TechCrunch, Reuters, Dow Jones, PatternML, and elsewhere. His advisory
on questions in machine learning and cybersecurity has been solicited by
members of the Congressional Caucus on Artificial Intelligence, the
White House National Economic Council, and state governments.

"We are pleased to recognize Carson as one of the most intriguing
entrepreneurs of 2018. This will be the seventh year that we've hosted
the Builders + Innovators Summit, where emerging business leaders
gather to discuss their common interests in building prosperous
organizations," said Goldman Sachs, noting that both incoming Chief
Executive Officer David M. Solomon and outgoing Chief Executive Officer
Lloyd Blankfein will host.

"His leadership in both Volley's fast-growing business and innovative
product makes Carson highly deserving of this award," said Don Duet,
former Global Head of Technology at Goldman Sachs, now also a Senior
Advisor to Volley. "This is clearly just the beginning for Volley's
exceptional cofounders and team in helping the world learn faster and
more dynamically with artificial intelligence."

"I'm truly humbled. Volley is on track for an year of amazing growth,
and we owe this success to my cofounder Zaid, our VP of Engineering
Patrick, and our incredible AI team," said Carson Kahn, CTO and
cofounder of Volley (
"Volley is creatively combining unique natural language understanding
technologies with a fundamentally new approach to the design of learning
products. Only a team of this caliber could accomplish something that
important and ambitious."

"Carson's visionary but practical application of the latest natural
language research is unique in my experience," said Dr. Paul Walker,
PhD, former Global Co-Head of Technology at Goldman Sachs, also a Senior
Advisor to Volley. "Carson and his team are applying one of the hardest
areas of AI to some of the most important problems in enterprise
learning and knowledge management. It remains an exceptional pleasure to
advise Carson and his cofounder Zaid as they build and innovate the
human learning system we deserve in today's era of machine learning."

"Even as every employee now needs to be a knowledge worker, our world is
facing a ‘knowledge explosion' like never before," said Zaid Rahman, CEO
of Volley and a recipient of Peter Thiel's prestigious Thiel Fellowship.
"Volley's mission to synthesize the world's knowledge with artificial
intelligence will ultimately help anyone learn anything. We're grateful
to Goldman Sachs for recognizing my cofounder Carson and Volley with
this honor."

For more than 145 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing
entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to
honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the October 17 Summit consists of general
sessions and clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts, seasoned
entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS — Founded in 1869, The Goldman Sachs
Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and
investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial
services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes
corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. The
firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major
financial centers around the world.

ABOUT VOLLEY — Backed by such investors as JPMorgan Chase,
Zuckerberg Ventures, and executives from Apple, Dropbox, and Goldman
Sachs, Volley (
is a Silicon Valley AI startup on a mission to synthesize the world's
knowledge. Built by a world-class team of machine learning and natural
language processing innovators formerly of Google, the U.S. intelligence
community, Carnegie Mellon, and top Wall Street tech divisions, Volley's
knowledge engine cuts the cost of generating, organizing, and delivering
key knowledge by up to 50% — a giant leap in the automation and
personalization of enterprise learning and knowledge management. With
customers throughout Fortune 100 financial services, Volley has been
identified as a top AI innovator and is a seminal partner of the UC
Santa Cruz Center for Excellence in Data Science Research. Volley's core
team is headquartered in San Francisco, with a satellite in Austin.
Watch Volley's 2-minute teaser at,
or learn more at

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