Tom Case


I started Atticus Growth Partners to make a contribution to deep tech. Deep tech’s ability to accelerate science with new technologies is critical in a world that urgently needs answers to impossibly hard questions. 

I wanted Atticus to blend the domain depth required in a Head of Talent role with the execution speed found in an Agency. Bringing these together is critical for success in deep tech. It has been a wild ride starting Atticus and today we are working with many top industry start-ups, investors, and government agencies to accelerate progress in frontier technologies.


  • Company domains: AI Hardware (Silicon & Systems), AI Infrastructure (Observability, Data, Models & Deployment), Vertical Industries (Defense & Space)

  • Roles: Hardware Engineering, System Software (Firmware, Embedded), Optimization Software (Kernel, Compiler, Framework for AI hardware), Machine Learning (Applied and Research).

  • Levels: Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, VP Level (Engineering & Product), Senior Individual Contributor (Chief Architect, Fellow) and Founding Engineering teams.


  • Cerebras Systems
    As VP of Global Talent, Tom led hiring from stealth to over 450 people including setting up new engineering sites in Toronto and Bangalore.
  • Intel
    Tom joined Nervana Systems after their Intel acquisition to develop a talent strategy for attracting some of the top AI minds to build a new ASIC for compute acceleration. The group grew to over 1000 people including the edge, datacenter, training and inference technologies.
    Tom led talent for Intel Capital across their portfolio of 300 companies working on key leadership hires, talent strategy and forging relationships for founders with top leaders at Intel.
  • Facebook
    Tom led software leadership hiring in EMEA building out engineering site leadership and many of the early management hires for London and Tel Aviv.
    Tom hired the leaders for Facebook AI Research in Paris. It was the first FAIR lab outside the US and remains one of the most influential in Europe.