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    Manufacturing is a $12tn sector globally, accounting for 17% of global GDP, yet remains largely untouched by the...

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  In January of this year we published our Manifesto as a venture capital firm for the very first time....

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Machine intelligence has, in recent years, emerged as one of the most exciting new frontiers in technology. It is powering...

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This post first appeared on Medium, and was written to coincide with the Nordic AI festival, taking place on 7 March...

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AI being a discipline that has come of age emphatically in the last few years, significant European acquisitions like DeepMind, Swiftkey and, last week, Magic Pony, make a strong case that the region is at the vanguard of the current revolution. To discuss how we can continue to build upon this momentum and support the European AI startup ecosystem, earlier this week we gathered a small group of visionary European entrepreneurs, academics and investors for a discussion.

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We’ve always believed that successful founders can play a vital role in the growth of startups and the development of our ecosystem as a whole. That’s why we set up Atomico, and why we recently announced partnerships with a number of top European entrepreneur-investors to support our next generation of superstar founders.

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When we first met David and Siraj, the founders of The Climate Corporation (or Weatherbill, as the company was called back in 2007), we were immediately struck by their vision, courage, foresight and ambition. The team had set themselves a huge goal: the use of technology to take on the global insurance industry. Long before "big data" became a ubiquitous buzzword, they had seen the potential for data to impact the many millions of people around the world whose livelihoods are affected by the weather. In many ways, the scale of their global, disruptive ambition felt a lot like our ambition when we started out with Skype. Although Atomico now focuses on hyper-growth, later stage companies, back then we felt an instant connection and decided to be an early investor.

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