JSX Exchange Launches To Sell Computational Power to Financial Firms with CEO Andrew Gryaznov

Andrew Gryaznov

In Episode #559, Nathan interviews Andrew Gryaznov. He’s an artificial intelligence and a cloud computing evangelist based in Dublin, Moscow. He’s the founder of JSX Exchange – the cloud computing commodity exchange and has built several other services and tools ranging from SshTo.net, Plottico, and many others. Andrew is also a telecom and Linux expert and finalist at the GSOC 2005 Summit.

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Famous Five:

  • Favorite Book? – Startup Owner’s Manual
  • What CEO do you follow? – Brad Katsuyama
  • Favorite online tool? — Trello
  • Do you get 8 hours of sleep?— That depends
  • If you could let your 20-year old self, know one thing, what would it be? – Andrew wished he was more mindful of the global market

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:09 – Nathan introduces Andrew to the show
  • 01:48 – Andrew shares his vision for why he built JSX Exchange
    • 01:51 – Computation will be the most influential resource
  • 03:05 – JSX Exchange has invented a way to commoditize cloud computation
  • 03:53 – Andrew shares what people without JSX Exchange are doing
  • 05:02 – Andrew mentions how the financial exchange space can use JSX Exchange
    • 05:48 – Banks may own supercomputers
  • 07:03 – JSX Exchange works with financial institutions who want accurate trade
  • 07:46 – JSX Exchange wants to expand out of the financial space
  • 08:18 – JSX Exchange is currently in pre-seed stage
    • 09:15 – Irish investors have put out less than $1M
    • 09:24 – It is an equity round
  • 09:34 – Andrew was a solo founder for a period of time, but expanded
  • 10:15 – Andrew has a team of 5 people who are all co-founders
  • 10:50 – The Famous Five

3 Key Points:

  1. There is a possibility that computation will be the most influential resource.
  2. Credibility is needed if you want to be successful in your space.
  3. Believe in your product.

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