System1: Silicon Beach’s Sleeping Giant

Michael Blend and Chuck Ursini founded System1, the ­sleeping ­giant by the beach, quietly ­amassing one of the best computer engineer and data scientist teams in the country, and raising $270M in the summer of 2017

On a not-so-nondescript corner of Venice Beach (I’m talking about the roundabout at Main Street and Windward Avenue) sits a two-story office building that—apart from the eclectic Venice Beach murals—likely goes unnoticed by the scooter-riding, skateboard-kicking, Lyft-riding passersby.

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