5 Tech Trends that Dominated Headlines in 2017

Corporate VC as total deal volume

In my last post, I covered 5 tech trends that shaped 2017 including the proliferation of AI, Blockchain and crypto currencies the growing dominance of GAFAM, etc. Below, I cover the trends that dominated the headlines in 2017 including fake news, the tech code of conduct, IPOs, corporate VC, Softbank and more. What would you add? Continue Reading

Israel’s Top Deep Learning Startups

Israeli startups in Deep Learning

This guest post by Chris Rowen of Cognite Ventures answers the question “Where are all the Israeli deep learning startups?” 
Several large clusters are particularly noticeable:

* Chat-bots for engaging with customers more continuously and adaptively and coaching sales people
* All kinds of e-commerce optimization – enhanced bidding, ad campaign optimization, pricing and incentives
* Fraud protection in ecommerce including ad fraud
* Predictive maintenance in manufacturing and operations
* IT infrastructure management especially for cyber security
* All sorts of brand management and promotion

Read the full post for the list and other insights from Chris. Continue Reading

Techbikers Copenhagen to Berlin 2017 – Mission Accomplished!

Trying to sum up the ride will have to wait for another post. Instead, I’d love to share some of the thoughts that riders shared after the ride (I kept them anonymous for privacy). One can meet people for ‘industry events’ over drinks 10 times and struggle to make a connection. But cycle with them for 3 days, and you would have made friends for life. Hope to see you in one of our future rides. Continue Reading

The UK AI Startups That Raised Funding in 2017 (so far)

The majority of executives believes that AI will have massive impacts on their businesses in the next five years according to a recent study by MIT. Here are 16 UK startups who’ve raised funding in 2017 – learn how they apply technology to solve problems and capture new markets. Continue Reading

Startup Campuses Come to Europe

Station F Paris

Mega startup campuses, the latest trend in co-working, are spreading their wings in Europe. They are different from the traditional co-working space not just in size, but also in scope and ambition.

As the founding head of Campus London, Google’s first physical hub for startups and now home to over 80,000 registered members, I thought it would be interesting to share the latest developments in this space from my perspective. Continue Reading

Holiday Hacks for Founders

quotes about holiday

I blew it. Everything was going so well. I started a 30 day blogging challenge, and was religiously disciplined about posting every day. I even posted after a 2-hour visit to the hospital when my daughter accidentally scratched my cornea (it only hurt when I blinked, if you know what I mean). 

But then I went on holiday and things really started slipping. I would start a post and not finish. The pool and jetlag got me so tired that I’d pass out on my phone or while reading a book. And, it was so hard to find a block of time to focus on writing a post. This made me think it’s something many of us struggle with. How can one enjoy a holiday when we have so many commitments (to work, family, ourselves)? 

In this post I outline 10 holiday hacks for founders from friends and my own experience. Continue Reading