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
As we approach the last stretch of 2017, I wanted to take stock of the tech trends that shaped our year. In the next post, I’ll cover additional tech trends of 2017 and my predictions for 2018. Continue Reading
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
In a recent blog post, partners of Ycombinator distill the top advice for founders. In this short post I summarise the top nuggets with a simple common thread – focus on the things that will move your business forward and help you build a product that people want. Continue Reading
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 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
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
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
Ultimately, success in your dream job is about setting up your own parameters. Managing yourself. Measuring yourself. Planning yourself. It will not only help you get the job, but also to succeed while you’re in it. For me the 100 day plan was critical then, in 2011, and it’s just as relevant today. Continue Reading
It would be hard to compete with Google on search, Facebook on social networking and Amazon on ecommerce. Continue Reading