What you must and what you need.

As a founder of a start-up there are certain things you must do, things you need to have: Demand for your product or service. What is it that you can provide, that someone will actually pay for? Competition indicating a market.  Namely, indication of market inefficiency. The best start-ups tend to target a market that has not yet sufficiently met the need or desire for … Continue reading What you must and what you need.

Throw away the rule book.

Should you bother to even start with the rule book in the first place? I recently had the great pleasure of attending Tech Crunch’s London meet up & pitch off during the London 2017 Unbound Festival. A fast paced and eminently engaging experience wherein we witnessed a series of promising start-ups give concise one-minute elevator pitches to a panel of judges.  Listening to the pitches … Continue reading Throw away the rule book.

On AI

One can imagine such technology outsmarting financial markets, out-inventing human researchers, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand. Whereas the short-term impact of AI depends on who controls it, the long-term impact depends on whether it can be controlled at all. — Stephen Hawking, Stuart Russell, Max Tegmark, and Frank Wilczek wrote in the Independent Continue reading On AI

Recent acquisitions in a big tech world

Last week alone, over $4.35B has been spent on 5 acquisitions As reported by Crunchbase, over $4.35B was spent last week alone on some of the most sizable acquisitions in the tech world. The biggest one of those, the WebMD, was sold to Internet Brands by a whooping $2.8B yesterday. Another one, Bambora, founded only in 2015 was acquired by Ingenico Group for €1.5B. Bambora’s … Continue reading Recent acquisitions in a big tech world