Cambridge and AI: what makes this city a good place to start a enterprise?

In my expertise, Silicon Valley is 10% tech and 90% hype, however Cambridge is simply the alternative.
– Vishal Chatrath

On any given day, a few of the world’s brightest minds within the areas of AI and machine studying could be discovered driving the prepare between Cambridge and London King’s Cross.  

Five of the most important tech corporations on this planet – Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft – all have places of work at one or each ends of the prepare line. Apart from the tech giants, nonetheless, each cities (and Oxford, the third nook of the UK’s so-called golden triangle) additionally help thriving ecosystems of start-ups. Over the previous decade, start-ups based mostly on AI and machine studying, in Cambridge and elsewhere, have seen explosive progress.

Of course, it’s not surprising that a cluster of high-tech corporations would sprout up subsequent to one of many world’s main universities. But what is it that makes Cambridge, a small city on the sting of the Fens, such a good place to start a enterprise?

“In my experience, Silicon Valley is 10% tech and 90% hype, but Cambridge is just the opposite,” says Vishal Chatrath, CEO of, a Cambridge-based AI firm. “As an entrepreneur, I want to bring world-changing technology to market. The way you do that is to make something that’s never existed before and create the science behind it. Cambridge, with its rich history of mathematicians, has the kind of scientific ambition to do that.”

“The ecosystem in Cambridge is really healthy,” says Professor Carl Edward Rasmussen from Cambridge’s Department of Engineering, and Chair of “The company has been expanding at an incredible rate, and I think this is something that can only happen in Cambridge.”

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Image: Cambridge Cluster
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Reproduced courtesy of the University of Cambridge

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