Our Manifesto

Our Manifesto

Our Manifesto

We founded Mosaic as optimists who believe technology is generally a force for good, and that the startup ecosystem will positively impact society.

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Machine intelligence and legal contracts: why now?

Machine intelligence and legal contracts: why now?

Machine intelligence and legal contracts: why now?

Machine intelligence applied to the law is not a new concept – yet its gestation has been slow, and it has not inflected into widespread adoption.

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2020
Work OS
Machine Intelligence
Research
Blog

Preclinical drug discovery: does software eat the CRO?

Preclinical drug discovery: does software eat the CRO?

Preclinical drug discovery: does software eat the CRO?

The productivity of pharmaceutical research and development has been on the decline for decades. In fact, reports indicate a negative rate of return for many recently developed drugs.

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2020
Human Empowerment
Research
Blog

A new operating system for work: our investment in Qatalog

A new operating system for work: our investment in Qatalog

A new operating system for work: our investment in Qatalog

What will be the operations software to power the modern connected organisation? After several years asking this question, meeting Tariq Rauf in July 2019 was an epiphany.

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2020
Work OS
News

Procurement software: crossing the chasm

Procurement software: crossing the chasm

Procurement software: crossing the chasm

Machine intelligence is permeating into more enterprise functions than ever...

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2020
Human Empowerment
Research

Smarter hiring in a post-COVID world

Smarter hiring in a post-COVID world

Smarter hiring in a post-COVID world

Why now? Poor hiring decisions are costly and time-consuming - and now there's an acute problem to be solved

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2020
Work OS
Research

Tech and the new normal

Tech and the new normal

Tech and the new normal

We've heard a lot about "the new normal" but what does that mean for tech?

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2020
Research

What comes after Zoom?

What comes after Zoom?

What comes after Zoom?

We had video calls in science fiction, and we had video conferencing in the 1990s, just as the web was taking off..

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2020
Work OS
Research

Why we invested in Keelvar

Why we invested in Keelvar

Why we invested in Keelvar

If you've ever sold to large enterprises, we suspect you've felt the pain of procurement...

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2020
Machine Intelligence
News

Balancing the books: the SME accounting opportunity

Balancing the books: the SME accounting opportunity

Balancing the books: the SME accounting opportunity

When Luca Pacioli first recorded the method of double-entry bookkeeping in the fifteenth century, he may not have anticipated the impact he would have on the modern world...

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2020
Future of Money
Research

Rethinking retirement: the next generation of pensions

Rethinking retirement: the next generation of pensions

Rethinking retirement: the next generation of pensions

When reading about the state of retirement savings in Europe, one often encounters the journalistic trope of a 'time bomb'

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2020
Future of Money
Research

Why we invested in Mavenoid

Why we invested in Mavenoid

Why we invested in Mavenoid

Tech support for physical products is a huge market. Any enterprise that ships a manual with their product is a potential Mavenoid customer, as are companies that employ field service engineers to repair hardware and software....

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2020
Machine Intelligence
News

MLOps: The end of end-to-end

MLOps: The end of end-to-end

MLOps: The end of end-to-end

Machine Intelligence is one of our main themes at Mosaic...

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2020
Machine Intelligence
Research

Genomic opportunities, part I: seeking the secrets of life

Genomic opportunities, part I: seeking the secrets of life

Genomic opportunities, part I: seeking the secrets of life

We have discovered the secret of life! Ever since Francis Crick burst into The Eagle pub one February afternoon in 1953...

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2020
Human Empowerment
Research

Why we invested in Shipamax

Why we invested in Shipamax

Why we invested in Shipamax

Shipamax announced their $7M Series A last week, so we thought we'd share why Mosaic is excited to be leading the financing...

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2020
Machine Intelligence
News

Serverless is more

Serverless is more

Serverless is more

Save money! Vendor lock-in! Autoscale! High latency!

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2019
Machine Intelligence
Research

Podcast: Adaptive oncology with Dr. Jack Kreindler

Podcast: Adaptive oncology with Dr. Jack Kreindler

Podcast: Adaptive oncology with Dr. Jack Kreindler

Like fingerprints, no two cancers are exactly the same. And yet cancer care - especially for those in the most advanced stages, and with the most complex cases - is administered according to standard, linear protocols.

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2019
Research
Blog

Our investment in Scape: visual positioning for AR and mobility

Our investment in Scape: visual positioning for AR and mobility

Our investment in Scape: visual positioning for AR and mobility

The future of mobility has been an on-going theme at Mosaic, from Nexar's intelligent dashcam to Auterion's open source drone platform

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2019
Machine Intelligence
News

Our investment in super.ai: the AI compiler

Our investment in super.ai: the AI compiler

Our investment in super.ai: the AI compiler

The resources invested into machine learning over the past five years augur a profound transformation of software development...

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2018
Machine Intelligence
News

Book review: The Dawn of Eurasia by Bruno Maçaes

Book review: The Dawn of Eurasia by Bruno Maçaes

Book review: The Dawn of Eurasia by Bruno Maçaes

It is said that Zeus released two eagles from the opposite ends of the earth: where they met was its centre

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2018
Blog

Four Years In: Doubling Down on Series A

Four Years In: Doubling Down on Series A

Four Years In: Doubling Down on Series A

We founded Mosaic in 2014 as a "Silicon Valley" style firm to serve the most ambitious founders in Europe at Series A

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2018
News

Our Investment in Auterion - "Android for Drones"

Our Investment in Auterion - "Android for Drones"

Our Investment in Auterion - "Android for Drones"

When we started Mosaic in 2014, we did not expect to be investing in planes, trains and automobiles

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2018
Edge Applications
News

Why we invested in Lyvly

Why we invested in Lyvly

Why we invested in Lyvly

Renting a residential property is a high-friction process, plagued by mishap, misunderstanding, and misfits.

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2018
Human Empowerment
News

Why we invested in Veriff

Why we invested in Veriff

Why we invested in Veriff

Since the credit crisis, we've observed massive growth amongst new entrants disrupting the banks and financial services.

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2018
Machine Intelligence
News

Original research: Sentiment of seed investors in Europe

Original research: Sentiment of seed investors in Europe

Original research: Sentiment of seed investors in Europe

Great entrepreneurs dream about creating new sectors, reshaping entire industries and fundamentally disrupting the status quo

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2018
Research

Why we invested in Centrifuge - and a short love-letter to crypto in Berlin

Why we invested in Centrifuge - and a short love-letter to crypto in Berlin

Why we invested in Centrifuge - and a short love-letter to crypto in Berlin

Here at Mosaic, we have long been big believers in the power of decentralised infrastructure and applications, demonstrated by our past investment

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2018
Future of Money
News

Why we invested in Bonify

Why we invested in Bonify

Why we invested in Bonify

Co-Founders of Bonify: Dr. Gamal Moukabary , Dr. Josef Korte, Dr. Andreas Bermig, and Dr. Jan Ortmann

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2018
Future of Money
News

Welcome to our new Venture Partner, Dr Jack Kreindler!

Welcome to our new Venture Partner, Dr Jack Kreindler!

Welcome to our new Venture Partner, Dr Jack Kreindler!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome the latest addition to the Mosaic team, our new venture partner Dr Jack Kreindler

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2017
News

Adieu Pascal!

Adieu Pascal!

Adieu Pascal!

It is with bitter-sweet feelings that we bid adieu to Pascal Gauthier, who has started the next chapter of his career as President of Ledger.

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2017
News

Why we invested in Entrepreneur First

Why we invested in Entrepreneur First

Why we invested in Entrepreneur First

Talented entrepreneurs have the ability to transform the global economy at unprecedented pace

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2017
Work OS
News

Habito's next chapter

Habito's next chapter

Habito's next chapter

Daniel Hegarty is a smart, highly-driven renegade

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2017
Future of Money
News

Our Investment in Convoy

Our Investment in Convoy

Our Investment in Convoy

Have you ever stopped for a moment to think about how the shirt you're wearing arrived at the store?

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2017
Human Empowerment
News

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

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

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2017
Machine Intelligence
Research

Our Investment in Teemo

Our Investment in Teemo

Our Investment in Teemo

One reason we are such passionate believers in the European startup ecosystem is the way success seeds further opportunity

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2017
Open Bazaars
News

Building and Scaling Criteo with Pascal Gauthier

Building and Scaling Criteo with Pascal Gauthier

Building and Scaling Criteo with Pascal Gauthier

In the latest episode of the Mosaic Podcast we are joined by Pascal Gauthier, who over the last 15 years has been immersed in some of the fastest

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2017
Open Bazaars
Blog

The Future of Mortgages

The Future of Mortgages

The Future of Mortgages

We wrote last April about the opportunity for habito to bring mortgages into the 21st century

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2017
Future of Money
Research
Blog

What we're reading

What we're reading

What we're reading

With the holiday season fast approaching we thought we would share three books that we've been enjoying over the past couple of months

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2016
Blog

Our investment in tray.io

Our investment in tray.io

Our investment in tray.io

Imagine an easy way to connect all the software your company runs in the cloud, with the power to customise how data is shared between the various

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2016
Work OS
News

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

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

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2016
Work OS
Blog

The Future of Digital Health with Dr Jack Kreindler

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

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2016
Human Empowerment
Blog

Our investment in Nexar

Our investment in Nexar

Our investment in Nexar

Human fallibility (accidents, alcohol and so forth) is the root cause of massive loss of life on the roads, despite continuous improvements in auto safety technology

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2016
Edge Applications
News

When to take VC

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

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2016
Research

What funding is right for you?

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

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2016
Research
Blog

Trust in a Robo-Advisor World

Trust in a Robo-Advisor World

Trust in a Robo-Advisor World

Martin Ford's "Rise of the Robots" is one of the most provocative books I've read in the past 12 months

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2016
Future of Money
Research

Our Investment in Blockstream

Our Investment in Blockstream

Our Investment in Blockstream

Mosaic recently participated in the$55M Series A financing for Blockstream, an unusual start-up founded by a group of idealists with a cypherpunk-inspired vision of revolutionizing the world of money, assets and contracts

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2016
Future of Money
News

Body and soul

Body and soul

Body and soul

One of my partners was heading past me the other day with an entrepreneur and as he ushered her in...

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2015
Research

Building the Next Killer App in Global Payments

Building the Next Killer App in Global Payments

Building the Next Killer App in Global Payments

Over the past year we've talked extensively about the unbundling of the banks

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2015
Future of Money
Research

Where is all the innovation in insurance? Let the capital flow

Where is all the innovation in insurance? Let the capital flow

Where is all the innovation in insurance? Let the capital flow

A giant and heavily regulated industry which many would argue has lost sight of its customers should be ripe for attack

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2015
Future of Money
Research

The Challenges Of Building AI Apps

The Challenges Of Building AI Apps

The Challenges Of Building AI Apps

Artificial intelligence has an intellectual lineage stretching back to the greats of computer theory, Turing and ultimately Babbage, inventor of the calculating machine

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2015
Machine Intelligence
Research

Our Investment in Clue

Our Investment in Clue

Our Investment in Clue

We are entering the age of the "quantified self"

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2015
Human Empowerment
News

Telegram: The Next Generation Messaging Platform?

Telegram: The Next Generation Messaging Platform?

Telegram: The Next Generation Messaging Platform?

Conversational bots and high level security? Born of a desire to outwit the Russian state, Telegram, is one of today's most exciting messaging platforms

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2015
Human Empowerment
Research

More Than Traction

More Than Traction

More Than Traction

We're often asked what we look for in a start-up

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2015
Research

Messaging and Notifications: The New Platforms

Messaging and Notifications: The New Platforms

Messaging and Notifications: The New Platforms

In Britain users spend as much time on WhatsApp as they do on Facebook mobile and Snapchat

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2015
Research

App creation made simple: Our investment in Guidebook

App creation made simple: Our investment in Guidebook

App creation made simple: Our investment in Guidebook

The world has already put smartphones in the hands of over 2 billion people, and the number of users is growing by over 20% each year

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2015
Work OS
News

Dave Goldberg: Husband, Father, Entrepreneur. 1967 - 2015

Dave Goldberg: Husband, Father, Entrepreneur. 1967 - 2015

Dave Goldberg: Husband, Father, Entrepreneur. 1967 - 2015

I have always thought that I would like my tombstone to be inscribed with the words above to be remembered as a great husband, loving father and successful entrepreneur...

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2015
Blog

Thank you London!

Thank you London!

Thank you London!

We'd like to thank all of our friends, colleagues and supporters who joined us Monday night at the Institute for Contemporary Arts to celebrate

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2015
Blog

The SaaS Startup KPI: Where is the value in your SaaS startup?

The SaaS Startup KPI: Where is the value in your SaaS startup?

The SaaS Startup KPI: Where is the value in your SaaS startup?

In the rush to grab a piece of the $500bn software market, we see a lot of SaaS startups focusing almost entirely on marketing efficiency

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2015
Research

YC's Demo Day: Grand ambition, and growth above all else

YC's Demo Day: Grand ambition, and growth above all else

YC's Demo Day: Grand ambition, and growth above all else

You get glimpses of possible futures, 108 of them to be exact, crammed into two and a half minute pitches at YCombinator's Demo Day

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2015
Blog

Unbundling of the Banks in Europe

Unbundling of the Banks in Europe

Unbundling of the Banks in Europe

Who will disrupt banking? We've all heard about the opportunity from a breakdown in trust after the financial crisis

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2015
Future of Money
Research

Letter from Berlin

Letter from Berlin

Letter from Berlin

There's more to Berlin than e-commerce in this bustling startup hub - thoughts from a Mosaic week in Berlin

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2015
Research

Bitcoin 2.0: Native Bitcoin Apps

Bitcoin 2.0: Native Bitcoin Apps

Bitcoin 2.0: Native Bitcoin Apps

Both Fred Wilson and Chris Dixon have blogged about native bitcoin apps in the past couple of weeks

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2014
Research

Our investment in Blockchain and the potential of blockchain technology

Our investment in Blockchain and the potential of blockchain technology

Our investment in Blockchain and the potential of blockchain technology

The blockchain ecosystem has attracted significant interest from early stage VCs in the past twelve months, with approximately $250 million invest

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2014
Future of Money
News

Announcing Mosaic Ventures

Announcing Mosaic Ventures

Announcing Mosaic Ventures

We are excited to announce our new early stage venture firm, based in London

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2014
News

Gratitude

Gratitude

Gratitude

We are incredibly grateful for the support we have received from so many quarters to launch Mosaic Ventures

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2014
News

What we invest in

What we invest in

What we invest in

Great founders are rare. Pioneers, geniuses, rule-breakers. Forging their own path with a drive to "make a dent in the universe."Like many great founders, you have some of the following traits in your DNA

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2014
News

Our Values

Our Values

Our Values

We are optimists who believe that technology and the startup ecosystem are generally progressive forces in society

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2014
Blog