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Norwegian banks and startups form fintech cluster

15 August 2017 | 16517 views | 0<p>More than 20 banks and tech companies in Bergen have aligned to create a fintech hub to push a global innovation …

Startups

How to Turn Ideas into Innovation through Gamification

by Charlotte Ritter<p>The ideas formed during brainstorming sessions and roundtable discussions brought many young entrepreneurs to the forefront of the …

The past and future of global organizations

After more than 50 years of trying, the search for an ideal model of the global organization remains elusive. But intriguing new experiments are …

Rethinking the role of the strategist

Strategic planning has been under assault for years. But good strategy is more important than ever. What does that mean for the strategist?<p><b>Many</b> …

Alternative Investing Startup Wikifolio Raises €6M For International Expansion

Alternative investing startup Wikifolio has closed a €6 million funding round led by European early stage venture fund Speedinvest. The fresh capital will be used by the Austrian company, which I’m told broke-even in the first quarter of 2014, to expand beyond its home country and Germany.<p>Existing …

Stop Over-Thinking Your Startup Idea. Action Trumps Everything

If you don't know what is going to happen, just act. What have you got to lose?<p>What do you do, when you don't know what to do? For many entrepreneurs, that's the key question.<p>Personally, I've been so intrigued by the question that a couple of years back, I decided to write a book on the subject. …

Understanding your ‘globalization penalty’

Strong multinationals seem less healthy than successful companies that stick closer to home. How can that be?<p><b>The rapid growth of emerging markets</b> is …

By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem

These are the words of Louis Del Monte, physicist, entrepreneur, and author of "The Artificial Intelligence Revolution." Del Monte spoke to us over the phone about his thoughts surrounding artificial intelligence and the singularity, an indeterminate point in the future when machine intelligence …

Singularity

Achieving success in large, complex software projects

Using cross-functional teams to break down silos improves the chances of success when building highly complicated systems.<p><b>Large technology-led</b> …

Inside Sequoia Capital: Silicon Valley's Innovation Factory

When Doug Leone arrived in Mount Vernon, N.Y. in 1968, the 11-year-old Italian immigrant didn’t have a clue. He flunked a math quiz in school because the terms “true” and “false” bewildered him. He wore unsightly slacks from Sears that invited classmates’ teasing. After school he watched McHale’s …

The World's Top 10 Venture Investors For 2014

The new face at the top of this year’s Midas List of top venture investors owes his position to Facebook, the social platform whose 2012 IPO has propelled five investors into the top ten in the past two years.<p>Only this time, it’s because Facebook wrote a check—for $19 billion.<p>Facebook’s announced …

Looking for venture capital? Be careful what you wish for

The amount of venture capital money being pumped into start-ups is at its highest level since 2001, but it’s still nowhere near what it was like at the heyday of the tech bubble era. Raising money is hard to begin with, and it’s the lifeblood of a new business. On the other hand, you also have to …

Japan wants to build a space-based solar energy farm

A new proposal from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) lays out a plan that would solve the country’s energy woes for decades to come.<p>The power source? A series of platforms launched into orbit around the planet to collect solar energy. Yeah, that’s right — a space-based solar energy …

Top Goldman Tech Banker Anthony Noto Heads to Coatue

The banker who took Twitter public heads to private investing.<p>Anthony Noto, the high-profile Goldman Sachs banker best known for taking Twitter public last November, is leaving the investment bank to join hedge fund Coatue Management as senior managing director, according to a memo sent …

An angel investor's ultimate guide to AngelList Syndicates

In 2012, my last company sold to Oracle and I decided to start angel investing informally. Several of my early bets worked out reasonably well, so this year, I decided to double down on my little angel investing experiment. A few months ago, I successfully raised a small AngelList Syndicate to do …

Fail Fast: How 5 Startups Got a Second Chance

"Pivot" is often viewed as a dirty word in the startup world, with the assumption being that the founders failed in some way. But sometimes failing — …

Nix Hydra Founders Talk About Their $5 M Series A, Mobile Apps And Girl Gamers

In the gaming world Nix Hydra is a rarity–a video game company founded and run by women. Lina Chen and Naomi Ladizinsky met at Yale and were later roommates in Los Angels where they launched Nix Hydra to build mobile games for the underserved market of young girls. After learning html and action …

SpaceX Unveils Its New Dragon Spacecraft

On Thursday evening, Elon Musk and the management team at SpaceX unveiled their new spacecraft – the Dragon version 2. Based around the same Dragon design that has already made four trips to the I.S.S., this version of the spacecraft is capable of holding seven crewmembers and features a number of …

The UK Bids For Robotics Leadership

Martin Hitch is a British-born entrepreneur operating in the US where his company Bossa Nova Robotics is developing the Ballbot, a robot designed to work in close proximity to people. Speaking at a reception in Palo Alto, staged to introduce UK robotics and autonomous systems companies to their …

Anthony Burch

Creator and producer of "Hey Ash, Whatcha Playing?" an independently-produced web series about video games; also a lead writer at Gearbox Software, he helped write the hit game Borderlands 2.

25 Hot Israeli Tech Startups

Israel’s dynamic tech startup scene is no secret. The country has been called the “start-up nation” for years and, today, only the U.S. and China have more companies listed on the NASDAQ than Israel’s 90 – worth a total of $40 billion. Innovation continues and a new crop of Israeli tech startups …

Vc View: Investable Trends

<b>Hewlett-Packard began</b> in 1939 in a Palo Alto, Calif. garage and is known as Silicon Valley’s first startup. But the first use of the term “Silicon Valley” would come 32 years later. Don Hoefler, a writer, used it in 1971 to label a series of stories in the weekly newspaper <i>Electronic News</i>. “Silicon” …

Internet of Things - Enabler of the 4th Industrial Revolution (Thomas Ohnemus)

Are You Ready For The Internet Of Everything?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term used to describe an environment in which billions of objects, such as mechanical devices, refrigerators, washers, air conditioners and even industrial production machines, can sense, predict, communicate and share information with each other automatically. …

Seven Pointers For Business Leaders From Brazil's World Cup Humiliation

With apologies for perhaps stretching the sport-business metaphors too far, here’s my take on Brazil’s worst result in the nation’s World Cup history<p><b>1. Put Your Trust In Young Talent</b><p>Joachim Low’s impressive German team members are not only young and talented; they have been given their head for …

The secretive billionaire who built Silicon Valley

For months it has been a popular parlor game among the tech cognoscenti: speculating on the identity of Company X, the mysterious tenant slated to …

BlackRock: The $4.3 trillion force

Larry Fink, 61, tall and outgoing and passionate about his business, is the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of the largest asset-management company in …