Steve is a Venture Partner at firstminute capital focusing on AI and Deep Tech.
He is also an Executive-in-Residence (XiR) at Atomico, focused on helping their portfolio company founders with their Product and Go-To-Market strategies. He also works closely with the Engineering team building a platform that allows Atomico to be efficient in discovering and being responsive to great companies & founders and oversees other tech solutions to support the firm’s core business.
Prior to this he worked at the world’s leading AI research company, DeepMind, in London. At Deepmind, Steve led the Product team responsible for putting DeepMind’s technology into Google – from data centre optimization to Google Assistant and protein folding – and reported directly into Deepmind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman. He joined DeepMind after several years at Google working on the Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Search product teams.
In 2011, during the Arab Spring, he launched speak2tweet to open access to social media when the internet was cut off in several countries. Before all this he left a Ph.D. in AI at Sussex unfinished to start a series of startups including Runtime Collective which later became brandwatch.com. He has an M.A. from Oxford in History and an M.Sc. from UCL in Computer Science.