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Curated deep tech and AI content that humans at Radical are reading and thinking about. Sign up here to have Radical Reads delivered directly to your inbox every week. 1) The COVID-19 Startup Wave: The pandemic downturn might yield a new startup wave (Axios) “Recessions have often triggered startup baby booms. After the dotcom bust […]

Radical Reads

Curated deep tech and AI content that humans at Radical are reading and thinking about. Sign up here to have Radical Reads delivered directly to your inbox every week. 1) How to Manage People During a Crisis: Not fine. And that’s ok. A model for managing teams through crisis. (Radical Ventures) “One of the most […]

Not fine. And that’s ok. A model for managing teams through crisis.

by Parasvil Patel, Partner, Radical Ventures Ed. Note: This essay originally appeared in Betakit. How are you doing? This standard rhetorical greeting has taken on a deeper meaning in recent weeks. COVID-19 has upturned how we live and how we work. And with our baseline sense of wellbeing in constant flux, our reflexive answer — “fine” — just doesn’t […]

Radical Reads

Curated deep tech and AI content that humans at Radical are reading and thinking about. Sign up here to have Radical Reads delivered directly to your inbox every week. 1) Radical Investment in AI & Robotics: Logistics AI Startup Covariant Reaps $40 Million in Funding Round (Wall Street Journal) “Artificial-intelligence robotics startup Covariant raised $40 […]

Navigating Crisis: A Radical Talk with Ed Clark

Ed Clark was the CEO of TD for 12 years and is widely credited with turning the institution into a retail banking powerhouse and successfully navigating the turmoil of the 2008 financial crisis. Today he is the Chair of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and a Partner at Radical Ventures. Last week Ed sat […]

Covariant Raises $40 Million in Series B Funding to Bring AI Robotics to New Industries

Radical Ventures funds universal AI platform that will reshape the future of robotics BERKELEY, CA — May 6, 2020 — Covariant, a leading AI Robotics company, today announced that it has raised $40 million in Series B funding, bringing its total funding to $67 million. The round was led by Index Ventures, along with AI-focused Radical Ventures and participation […]