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Are Corporate Accelerators The New Growth Hacking For Enterprise Companies?

Do you remember the last time someone disrupted the VC industry? As far as I can recall the “ah-ha” moment happened when Paul Graham started YCombinator, the first accelerator, and created a new investment model for funding early stage startups.<p>Ten years later, another industry is already being …

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I listened to 82 finance startup pitches — here's what I learned about where Wall Street is heading

They're gaining customers at a pace and have been making a lot of noise.<p>According to UBS Evidence Lab, the use of financial services from nonbank providers is set to surge by as much as 150% over the next year. A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers global fintech survey found that 60% of asset and wealth …

Global Accelerator Report 2015 by Gust

Startup accelerators play a major role in today’s tech world and new accelerator programs are launched almost everyday. According to Natty Zola …

The Rise Of Corporate Venture Capital: As It Booms In Tech, Consumer Giants Should Follow Suit

Corporate venture capital is booming. While concerns over venture capital markets becoming irrationally exuberant abound, large corporations show no signs of tempering their venture investing activities. In the first quarter of this year, venture capital funds funded and operated by corporations …

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Cisco Top In European Startup Collaboration Thanks To London Activities

Cisco has been ranked as the top corporate for startup collaboration in Europe, according to a new study.<p>The 25 best companies were revealed at the Startup Europe Summit in Berlin yesterday. Joining tech company Cisco in the top five were respectively: Rabobank, a banking and financial services …

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The Online Business Accelerator Built By Women For Women

Last fall former investment banker and entrepreneur Carolyn Rodz, 36, founded Circular Board, a business accelerator for women who are starting companies that aim to gross at least $50 million in revenue. Based in Houston, the for-profit company operates almost exclusively online, putting women …

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New Virtual Accelerator Connects Fintech Startups With Banks

In his annual letter to shareholders in 2015 Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, warned the firm that “Silicon Valley is coming” – for the banking industry. What he was referring to were financial technology startups (known as “fintech“) which are proliferating, encompassing a wide variety of …

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