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Demis Hassabis, CEO and one of three founders of Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) subsidiary DeepMind, has been awarded a knighthood in the U.K. for “services to artificial intelligence.” Ian Hogarth,…

Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis gets UK knighthood for ‘services to artificial intelligence’

Uber has secured another win over the struggling taxi industry. Soon, riders in London will be able to hail an iconic black cab in the city. London cabbies can now…

London’s iconic black cabs can soon be hailed on Uber

Upon opening its first overseas office in London last Thursday, a16z made its first U.K. investment announcement today. The venture capital firm has led a $4.2 million seed round in…

a16z backs London-based crypto startup Pimlico as it ramps up UK focus

Europe has far too few VCs created by former founders, or “operators” as the industry often likes to call them. Yes, Atomico has Niklas Zennström. Firstminute Capital has Brent Hoberman.…

UK deep tech gets another boost with new $100M SCVC fund out of Bristol

It’s the end of the road for Babylon Health, the London telehealth startup once valued at nearly $2 billion after being backed by the likes of the founders of DeepMind…

The fall of Babylon: Failed telehealth startup once valued at $2B goes bankrupt, sold for parts