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AN AI-FOCUSED VENTURE CAPITAL FUND INVESTING IN PEOPLE WHO ARE SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HOW WE LIVE, WORK AND PLAY

Like Benjamin Franklin knotting a key to a kite in a lightning storm, today’s AI researchers are unlocking technology that is reshaping our world.

From quantum neural networks and natural language processing, to AI for drug discovery, the path to future innovations and commercialization is charted by a small subset of the global technology talent pool, the elite AI researchers. Coalescing around the pioneers of AI, including Toronto’s “godfather of deep learning” Geoffrey Hinton, this AI talent pool has laid the foundations for innovation and rapid commercialization.

Jordan Jacobs, Co-founder and Managing Partner

Radical is both a product of the Canada AI ecosystem and one of its architects. Radical founders Jordan Jacobs and Tomi Poutanen helped co-author the world’s first national AI strategy and conceived of and co-founded the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, alongside Geoffrey Hinton, Ed Clark and others in 2017. Before Radical, Jordan and Tomi founded Milq in 2011 and then spun-out Layer 6 AI in 2016, an AI prediction platform company later acquired by TD Bank, where they became co-Chief AI Officers. As founders, ecosystem builders and investors, the Radical team has played an active role in nurturing the next generation of AI innovation and commercialization.

Salim Teja, Partner and Head of Radical Ventures’ Velocity Program

The Radical Ventures Velocity Program provides specialized support to help AI companies achieve global success. Built around the needs of AI enterprises, the Velocity Program helps Radical’s portfolio companies scale by providing deep technology and product expertise, go-to-market guidance, talent acquisition, strategic brand/ communications and finance support.

Just as Thomas Edison would build upon Franklin’s discoveries, now is the moment to capitalize on the opportunity afforded by innovations in AI. Every facet of our economy and lives stand to benefit from
breakthroughs in this technology. Like today’s electrical grid, AI will soon power nearly every human interaction with technology.

Lightning to light bulb. That is the transformative moment Radical Ventures invests in.

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