The Brandtech Group: the masters of modern marketing
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by Scottish Mortgage
4M ago
Hear how this company has a 9-year head start on utilising AI. David Jones, founder of digital-only marketing agency The Brandtech Group, tells Lawrence Burns how his company makes marketing better, faster and cheaper. The offering is simple. Brands need help maintaining their identity amid the noise of the digital world. They also need help keeping up with ever-increasing complexity and ever-changing trends on a global scale. The Brandtech Group provides end-to-end digital solutions to help global brands stay ahead of the curve, from in-house content creation, to hyper targeted digital cam ..read more
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Climeworks: leading the charge in carbon removal
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by Scottish Mortgage
5M ago
Pioneering a potential trillion-dollar industry, Climeworks removes CO2 from the air and stores it underground. In the latest episode of Scottish Mortgage’s Invest in Progress podcast, Climeworks co-founder Christoph Gebald explains the role the company hopes to play in mitigating those emissions that cannot be reduced by other means. Climeworks’ dedication to its mission, its innovative direct air capture technology, and its commitment to scaling carbon removal make it a key player in the fight against climate change. As the first company to establish commercial-scale operational plants, it ..read more
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Moderna: from Covid vaccines to cancer cures
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by Scottish Mortgage
6M ago
Stéphane Bancel believes Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine success could be the tip of the iceberg for its mRNA technology. In the latest episode of the Invest in Progress podcast, Moderna’s chief executive talks to Scottish Mortgage manager Tom Slater about the company’s remarkable achievements to date and what that means for its future potential. Moderna’s mRNA technology, which instructs cells to create proteins, allows it to develop effective solutions faster than traditional pharmaceutical approaches. The versatility of the company's mRNA technology means it can potentially address some of th ..read more
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Joby Aviation: the Uber of the skies
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by Scottish Mortgage
6M ago
Joby Aviation’s Paul Sciarra on why we’re closer to the Jetson future of flying cars than people might think. The latest episode of the Scottish Mortgage podcast Invest in Progress features Joby Aviation. Its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVOTL) aircrafts are well-placed to revolutionise how people travel in modern cities. These aircrafts have features resembling an SUV, take off and land like a helicopter, but fly like a traditional aircraft. The fully electric vehicles deliver quiet, fast and green aerial transportation for trips anywhere between zero and 100 miles. And the end g ..read more
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HelloFresh: a recipe for success
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by Scottish Mortgage
6M ago
HelloFresh CEO Dominik Richter shares why his company is on a mission to “to change the way people eat forever”. The latest episode of the Scottish Mortgage Invest in Progress podcast centres on Berlin-based HelloFresh, the successful meal kit delivery service, providing the exact amount of ingredients required with easy-to-follow recipe cards, direct to your doorstep. As well as taking the hassle out of grocery shopping and meal planning for busy households, this approach streamlines the supply chain, reducing food wastage, improving freshness, and speeding up the time from farm t ..read more
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Aurora: on the road to autonomous trucks
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by Scottish Mortgage
6M ago
Trucks transport almost every object, yet the industry has many pain points. Aurora’s CEO Chris Urmson talks solutions. In the US alone, 80 per cent of freight is transported by trucks. Without them and their drivers, the world would literally grind to a halt. But trucking is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a dangerous and strenuous job, leading to significant driver shortages. Meanwhile, demand for the movement of goods is only increasing. Chris Urmson, co-founder and CEO of autonomous trucking company Aurora, sits down with Scottish Mortgage manager Tom Slater to discuss how his company ca ..read more
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Invest In Progress: Season 2 Trailer
Invest in Progress
by Scottish Mortgage
6M ago
Invest in Progress from Scottish Mortgage is back. In season two, we head behind the scenes with the founders and leaders of some of the most innovative companies of our time. We welcome well-known brands such as Moderna and HelloFresh, as well as some you may not have heard of yet like Climeworks, who is on a mission to remove carbon dioxide from the air, Joby Aviation who is pioneering electric air taxis and Aurora who is developing technology to make trucks autonomous. Season two will be available from Tuesday 31 October 2024. Hit follow to never miss an episode.   Che ..read more
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Invest in Progress: Season 1 Trailer
Invest in Progress
by Scottish Mortgage
6M ago
All six episodes of the first season of Invest in Progress are available now! What lies behind the world’s most innovative and exceptional companies? The Scottish Mortgage team invites you behind the scenes to hear the extraordinary conversations that take place when business leaders and entrepreneurs meet Scottish Mortgage managers Tom Slater and Lawrence Burns. In season one, from ecommerce to Alzheimer’s treatments, drone delivery to cultivated meat, discover the real secrets behind building a great company, as well as what makes these businesses potentially great cases for investment. Chec ..read more
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Recursion Pharmaceuticals: where biology meets technology
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by Scottish Mortgage
6M ago
We speak to Recursion Pharmaceuticals about its use of artificial intelligence, data science, and robotics to create medicinal drugs more efficiently than before and at a lower cost. In this episode, Recursion’s co-founder and CEO Chris Gibson tells Scottish Mortgage’s manager Tom Slater how the firm uses cutting-edge technologies to create novel insights about biology and chemistry that can lead to potential treatments. They discuss why Recursion’s methods mean it can target rare diseases, which might not make financial sense for more traditional drug companies to explore. In addition, they d ..read more
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Ocado: when retail meets robotics
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by Scottish Mortgage
6M ago
We speak to Ocado about how its futuristic technology and platform have cut the cost of preparing home deliveries and unlocked vast opportunities in the grocery market. In this conversation, Ocado’s co-founder and CEO, Tim Steiner, speaks with Scottish Mortgage’s deputy manager, Lawrence Burns. They discuss the enormous complexities involved in delivering groceries, how the firm stays innovative by avoiding complacency, and the origins of Ocado’s name. UK consumers often characterise Ocado as being ‘upmarket’, given that they have been able to order Waitrose and Marks & Spencer’s goods fro ..read more
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