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Deon Nicholas    

Co-Founders of Forethought

Deon Nicholas is the CEO and Co-Founder of Forethought, the Generative AI for Customer Support company. Forethought has raised $90M+ in venture capital, was recognized as one of G2’s Best Software Products for 2023, was named to CNBC’s 25 Top Startups for the Enterprise in 2022, and won TechCrunch Disrupt in 2018. Before starting Forethought, Deon built products and infrastructure at Facebook, Palantir, Dropbox, and Pure Storage.

Co-founded by Deon Nicholas and Sami Ghoche in 2017, Forethought is an enterprise search company that has built a question-answering retrieval AI agent called Agatha Answers. The tool embeds into existing employee workflows, supporting employee workflow rather than automating the work of real people.

Nicholas had a passion for computer science and problem solving that gave him access to opportunity and brought him to Silicon Valley. Deon attended the University of Waterloo, where he did a Bachelors in Mathematics (with Distinction), Honors Computer Science and Combinatorics/Optimization.

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