Investing in AI & deep tech in Toronto

For two years now, I have been involved in the startup scene in Toronto, centred around but not limited to Creative Destruction Lab (CDL). Toronto, together with Waterloo is an amazing technology hub, which is super successful in AI but also other deep tech endeavours, ranging material science to biotechnology. My experience as a mentor […]

“Businessman & Investor” – Buffett.

“I am a better investor because I am a businessman, and I am a better businessman because I am an investor” – Warren Buffett I don’t aspire to compare myself to the man. But his view does match my personal experience. As a founder, I’ve sometimes been criticized by VCs that I regard my time in […]

The Venture Gap in Europe.

European startup ecosystems have matured over the past three years. Most of the discussion was: which cities – London or Berlin – have most startups? Who has exits or lack thereof? My personal view: After an explosion in numbers of startups, I recently see a significant uptick in quality of startups in Europe. I see […]