Where are the opportunities for machine learning startups? [guest post]

The pace of development and application to new data sets is what makes machine intelligence such an exciting space. In particular, there’s a real sense of momentum in London at the moment, with its proximity to a host of world-class academic institutions (Imperial, UCL, Oxford and Cambridge), an established start-up ecosystem (e.g. accelerators like Entrepreneur First actively targeting machine learning talent), and the location of target customer hubs?—?financial, legal, and governmental. Continue Reading

Learning Should Be Your Top 2013 New Year’s Resolution

Make learning and development a key resolution in 2013. If you’re a startup, you are by definition competing with the smartest people in the world – either large companies or fellow entrepreneurs who are hoping to disrupt large companies. Your skills can both enrich you and increase the chance of serendipity, the “magic” moment when seemingly unrelated concepts form an orignal thought in your head. Continue Reading

The Role Venture Capital is Playing in Online Schooling (Guest Post)

Venture capital and other forms of seed funding have been crucial for the development of the best online colleges. Many third-party educational organizations exist to maintain online schooling ventures, and these organizations typically receive most of their funding from venture capital firms. Continue Reading