The machine can see you now: A market framework for Medical Imaging

The machine can see you now: A market framework for Medical Imaging

Ask most AI researchers, and they’ll tell you that one of the biggest advances within artificial intelligence capabilities in the past five years has been in the sub-field of computer vision - in particular, image recognition, which now performs as well as humans in many domains.

Our Investment in DataBerries

Our Investment in DataBerries

Over the past year Benoit, François, Guillaume and team have been hard at work bringing their vision to life, and we are excited to be investing again in their Series A alongside Dom Vidal at Index Ventures. It is a “Criteo reunion” of sorts, with other Criteo alumni investing alongside us — Pascal Gauthier (COO) and Greg Coleman (President).

The Future of Mortgages

The Future of Mortgages

Mortgages are an enormous category, over £200 billion in the UK alone. Yet for a commodity-like product — who cares which lender your money comes from — it is exceedingly complex for a consumer to find the right mortgage, struggle through the jargon, and the mountain of paperwork, then stay on the best deal forever.

Q and A with Rich Waldron, CEO of tray.io

Q and A with Rich Waldron, CEO of tray.io

When I first met tray CEO Rich Waldron early in 2014, after an introduction from angel (and now VC) Andy McLoughlin, two things struck me. First, out of the 80 or so men in the cafe we’d picked near the Google Campus in Old Street we were the only two without full beards. Most of all, though, I was struck by how clearly he envisaged a future of easily connected SaaS services.  

Mosaic Ventures Podcast: Fireside chat with Y Combinator President, Sam Altman

Mosaic Ventures Podcast:  Fireside chat with Y Combinator President, Sam Altman

In this podcast, Mosaic partners Simon Levene and Mike Chalfen explore with Sam Altman his interest in “hard tech” sectors including Energy and Synthetic Life.  Sam also discusses YC’s strategy and future including the new $700 continuity fund as well as the launch of YC research, a nonprofit research lab (including the famed initiative around universal basic income).

Building and Scaling Marketplaces with Reid Hoffman

Building and Scaling Marketplaces with Reid Hoffman

At Mosaic we’re long been big believers in the potential of Marketplace Business. In this episode of the Mosaic Ventures Podcast, Mosaic Partner Simon Levene is joined by linkedin Founder and Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman speaking at our Inaugural Marketplaces Meetup earlier this year.

The Future of Digital Health with Dr Jack Kreindler

The Future of Digital Health with Dr Jack Kreindler

Jack Kreindler is an expert physician, physiologist and digital health entrepreneur. We co-hosted a fascinating health roundtable with him in London earlier this year, together with leading health entrepreneurs from across Europe and the US. This podcast covers many of the topics from the roundtable as well as his own personal thoughts on the opportunities and challenges in digital health, especially in machine learning and big data.

Saving for retirement - can startups solve the pain points?

Saving for retirement - can startups solve the pain points?

Fees are the first thing you should look at before choosing a pension manager and fund. Buy cheap and you have a significantly better chance of making money than if you buy expensive. The growth of roboadvisors and their success in attracting client assets shows that retail investors are recognising this. However, while roboadvisors have kept absolute fees very low, there are other areas in which they have not innovated.

When to take VC

When to take VC

It may be a surprise to hear this from a venture capitalist, but the vast majority of startups should not take money from our industry.  The history of entrepreneurship is the history of owner-managers with no outside shareholders.  Indeed the data shows just how few startups take venture capital - one in every 2,000 startups in the US.

Welcome Pascal Gauthier, our first Venture Partner

We are thrilled to announce that Pascal Gauthier is joining Mosaic as a Venture Partner.  Former chief operating officer of Criteo, Pascal has a strong track record of building and scaling a global business, competing head-on with Google and Amazon. Criteo is one of the most successful venture-backed startups in Europe, valued at $2.5bn on NASDAQ today.

What funding is right for you?

What funding is right for you?

A big question founders often ask themselves is when should their startup raise venture capital. In the 20 years since we began investing the cost of starting an Internet driven business has fallen dramatically, but entrepreneurs usually need to finance their growth with outside money at some point. But before we address the when, it’s important to address the why

Our Investment in Habito - bringing mortgages into the 21st century

Our Investment in Habito - bringing mortgages into the 21st century

We believe that trusted robo-advisors have a bright future. When it comes to supporting financial decisions for the average consumer, technology can deliver far superior advice than a human-powered service. With wealth management as the initial target for robo-advice - and Wealthfront and Betterment leading the charge in the US - who might be next in the firing line?