Oct 25, 2023

London AI Breakfast - From Start to Scale: How to Build your AI Startup

What does it take to build a successful AI startup? Join us in London at “The Huckletree x Merantix AI Campus Pop-Up” 🇬🇧

We're thrilled to bring you a breakfast discussion featuring two experts in the startup landscape: Timo Kuschma, Heads of Operations at Humanloop, Maria Palma, General Partner at Kindred Capital, and Hendrik Remigereau, Founding Director of the Merantix AI Campus.

In our conversation, we will discuss the current AI wave, emphasizing the shift towards building on foundational models rather than traditional ML methods. We'll also explore the distinctive features of AI-first products and what sets them apart in the market. Additionally, we'll touch on the key attributes of successful AI teams and strategies for fundraising in today's dynamic environment.

We'll consider whether a specialized tech stack is necessary for AI development today, given the rapidly evolving landscape. Finally, we'll delve into effective talent acquisition strategies, focusing on how to attract and retain the best individuals in the field.

About the speakers

Maria Palma is a General Partner at Kindred Capital, a venture firm specializing in early-stage technology companies. With a diverse background spanning RRE Ventures and a prominent NY-based ad tech company, Maria offers a wealth of experience in funding strategies, platform building, and business development.

Timo Kuschma is the Heads of Operations at Humanloop, a cutting-edge infrastructure startup. His remarkable journey includes pivotal roles at Tecton and QuantumBlack, where he spearheaded product development and deployment efforts. As a physician-scientist and Forbes 30u30 honoree for pioneering research in CRISPR genetic engineering, Timo brings a unique blend of expertise to the table.


By taking part in this event you grant the event organizers and partners full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the organizers’ aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. You agree to abstain from bringing weapons, pets and/or animals to the venue.You agree to adhere to the rules, policies, and security protocols in the facilities. Date and times of the event are subject to change without prior notice.

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