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Radical Reads: A Playbook for AI Profits

Adithya Sreekumar, Investor     .    Photo Source: Harvard Business Review  Enterprise AI adoption is paying off for those who use it wisely. McKinsey's Global Survey on AI reports that 22% of respondents attributed more than 5% of their organizations' enterprise-wide...

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Radical Reads: The First Canadian AI and Healthcare Market Map

Sanjana Basu, Investor     .    Photo Source: Radical Ventures Notes: The map covers a combination of AI first and applied AI companies. Companies may belong in more than one category or in different categories.  Digital healthcare adoption has accelerated since the...

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Radical Reads: The future of AI-powered robotics

Parasvil Patel, Partner     .    Photo Source: Covariant, Knapp, The New York Times Radical’s portfolio company, Covariant AI, offers a glimpse into the future of robotics. This week the company announced its $80 million Series C, in which Radical participated. The...

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Radical Reads: Our Investment in ClimateAi

Parasvil Patel, Investor     .    Photo Source: ClimateAi The consequences of climate change have never felt more real. Canada recorded three consecutive days of record breaking heat. California is entering its worst drought in 1200 years. Wildfires are once again...

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Radical Reads: Recruiting AI Talent in a Red Hot Market

Meg Lizza, Director of Talent     .    Photo Source: Wall Street Journal In last week’s Radical Reads, we highlighted the surge in recent AI investments. This influx in capital has led to an increase in tech-related job openings across the startup ecosystem as...

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Radical Reads: A Surge in AI Investment

Daniel Mulet, Investor     .    Photo Source: Radical Ventures, Tracxn, June 23 2021 The artificial intelligence market is estimated to reach $266 billion by 2027 (all figures in USD) and venture capital investment continues to follow the talent as Canada remains a...

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Radical Reads: Pride in our Technology

Leah Morris, Associate     .    Photo Source: MIT Sloan Management Review AI is a powerful technology capable of making enormous contributions to our economy and society. However, it is essential that the diverse users of AI are equally reflected by those charged with...

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Radical Reads: Solving self-driving

Jordan Jacobs, Radical Ventures co-founder and Managing Partner     .    Photo Source: Waabi, Photo by Natalia Dolan This week AI pioneer Raquel Urtasun announced the launch of Waabi and her goal of building the next generation of autonomous driving technology. When...

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Radical Reads: For founders, by founders

Sanjana Basu, Investor     .    Photo credit: Radical Ventures & FLIK  Editor’s note: The pandemic altered the way founders raised money and investors closed deals. What didn't change was the inherent nature of those relationships. This week, Sanjana Basu,...

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Radical Reads: Tomorrow’s Bank

Adithya Sreekumar, Investor     .    Photo credit: Alex Krugli McKinsey recently released a report on Building the AI Bank of the Future, detailing how banks must use data and AI technologies to improve customer engagement and satisfaction – key metrics for long-term...

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