How difficult is it to get accepted at Cambridge for a masters?
I have a first from a mediocre UK Uni
I am bilingual
I have been working as a Software Developer for the last 5 years
I have co-founded a mobile tech startup valued at over a million euros
I have been doing MOOCs since graduating in 2011
I have spoken at Developer/Tech conferences
My undergrad transcript is not good. I worked really hard in the last year to scrape a first.
My academic references will be generic as I did not really interact with anyone during my undergrad.
I don't have anything prestigious to my name except maybe my (failing) startup valuation.
My intuition tells me that my academic transcript and my references will let me down.
I am interested in
MPhil in Machine Learning, Speech and Language Technology
or Stats/CompSci masters.
Also, what can I do in the next few years to increase my chances?
My motivation is PhD and then research in Machine Learning or Comp Sci.
Which unis have sent theirs?