CSFI Young Economists Group: A dinner discussion with Hermann Hauser (Amadeus Capital Partners)

Held on Monday, March 25, 2019


  • Hermann Hauser (Amadeus Capital Partners)



Hermann Hauser is a legend. Coming to the UK after an MA in physics from the University of Vienna, he did a PhD at Cambridge’s Cavendish Lab and then embarked on a career that includes co-founding Acorn Computers (which spun out ARM), Active Books, Virata, Net Products, Net Channel and Cambridge Network. He was also a founder director of IQ (Bio), IXI, Vocalis, SynGenix, ADL, ESI, E-trade UK – and many others. Since 1997, he was been running Amadeus Capital Partners (with Anne Glover) as a serial – and very successful – venture capitalist, and latterly has been involved with a number of tech start-ups in his native Austria.

He is pretty much synonymous with the development of Silicon Fen – and, in recognition of his “vital role in the growth of Cambridge’s cluster of high-tech companies”, got himself an honorary K in 2016.

I also think Hermann is inspirational – and that it is a privilege to listen to him. I am, therefore, delighted that he has agreed to speak to our little group – and I urge you to come along. If you (or a colleague who meets our, fairly relaxed, criteria*) would like to join us, please let us know by emailing alex@csfi.org or by calling the Centre on 0207 621 1056. As usual, I can promise excellent food and drink.

Many thanks,

Andrew Hilton




*notionally, under 40, and (at least) “interested” in economics.