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Live Sep 18th! AMA with Bilal Mahmood, CEO at ClearBrain (YC W18) and Editor of The Growth Playbook

  • Posted by admin on September 16, 2018

Bilal Mahmood is the CEO of ClearBrain (, and a firm believer that every human should be able to leverage AI in making better decisions.

While a PM of Data Science at Optimizely, he deployed a team of engineers and data scientists to help their marketing team predict conversion and churn. His cofounder Eric Pollmann was Google Ad’s first SRE, scaling their predictive recommendations 10X to millions of dollars per day.

They saw the opportunity to democratize what they had built internally to any company out-of-the-box and built ClearBrain to be a platform that can help any team predict any user action, without having to write a line of code.

Bilal also believes in the need for human context in data – tools without strategy are meaningless. He recently compiled The Growth Playbook, collaborating with growth experts at companies like Dropbox and Stitch Fix to illustrate step-by-step growth strategies in leveraging data into action.

Broadly, Bilal enjoys talking about why machine learning can (and should) be automated, how to ethically leverage first-party data for customer retargeting, and selecting a modern data and marketing stack to tackle these challenges.


Ask Bilal all your questions on growth, ML and AI! He’ll be answering them live on Sep 18th.

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