Mike Lynch on investing in AI: “We are still very much at the beginning.”

A wanted man: HP want Mike Lynch extradited to the US, while growing companies want both his investment and expertise

Despite having a billion-dollar court case and extradition hearings hanging over his head, Irish entrepreneur Mike Lynch continues to nurture the next generation of tech companies. In an exclusive interview, he discusses opportunities, AI, and the impact of his HP battle.

9th Jun, 2020 - 25 min read

Economic downturns are when good companies become great ones, and are also the best time to invest, according to Mike Lynch, the founder of UK software firm Autonomy and AI-centric tech VC firm Invoke Capital.

While at home on his farm in Suffolk, the entrepreneur, who turns 55 this month, has been taking calls from tech founders seeking advice. 

He’s also keeping an eye on calves and lambs being born in its green fields, which are not unlike those of Tipperary, from where his mother, a nurse, hailed. He recalls many childhood summers spent in Carrick-on-Suir. The family lived in Essex, where his father, a Corkman, worked as a...

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