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Coffee @ SHACK15 Ep.3: EF’s Zoe Jervier on Why We Need Talents More Than Companies

SHACK15 News sat down with Zoe Jervier, director of global talent acquisition at London-based startup accelerator Entrepreneur First.

What makes EF special, Zoe explained, is that it does not simply invest in companies: it builds them from the ground up, by finding exceptional individuals, bringing them together, and encouraging them to become founders.

Does this topsy-turvy  method work? Looking at the current fortunes of some of EF’s alumni—such as Twitter’s recent investment Magic Pony— one would say it does.

Zoe also touched on the growing importance of data science for today’s startups, and on how AI is bound to become a fundamental element of every technology company worth its salt.

Editing by Lauren Turner

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