I have worked for 15 years in the domain of embedded computing and the Internet of Things, covering several roles. During my last year in the Asus group – it was 2019 – I saw a growing need for an affordable and powerful technology capable of efficiently processing the data created from all the devices around us, such as cars, robots, drones, medical equipment, and security systems. I decided to design and deliver some solutions based on Intel Movidius Myriad X, but it became clear that the market needed something more powerful and usable. With that in mind, I decided to take a deep dive into all the latest technology, reading multiple papers and reaching out to the authors. After one and a half years, together with our CTO and 16 brilliant minds, we started Axelera AI, a company with a product on the market, strong customer traction, and more than 150 people in 15 European countries, growing to 200 in the coming months.