I first wrote about the increasing domination Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon (aka FAMGA) in January of this year. It was not a particularly widely read piece. But every day since then, I’ve become surer of the simple, but profoundly impactful, realization that: The most valuable companies in the U.S. are increasingly tech companies […]
2017 will see a mobile ecommerce ecosystem that’s tailored to the growing population of millennials, who are more comfortable making large ticket purchases on their mobile devices. Machine Learning and AI will be ubiquitous and security will harden. At the same time, privacy will continue to be a top concern as software vendors try to […]
Aspiring entrepreneurs often approach me as an angel investor, touting their innovative idea for yet another online dating site. I agree the need is out there, with over 91 million interested singles between the ages of 19 and 45 around the world. Yet, almost no one in this business makes any money; it comes with […]
The three tech trends that are shaping how you’ll live and work in the century ahead. We spend plenty of time at Dave Partners talking about work in the tech world. Yet increasingly, the best minds out there are thinking about how tech is changing work itself – for all of us, whether we work […]
The science fiction of the Information Age isn’t fiction anymore. We’re at the peak of human civilization thus far. We are more interconnected, technologically advanced, and educated than ever before, and the pace of technological innovation continues to accelerate as well: new technologies often have a compounding effect, enabling us to make new discoveries at an […]
Recently, in a packed room of over 100 professionals, Nuzha Yakoob shared with the hushed crowd how nature is the greatest innovator. Ms. Yakoob showcased Festo Robotics’ bionic zoo from elephant nose-inspired end-effectors to grippers modeled after chameleon tongues. My personal favorite are the robotic ants that collaborate over the cloud to accomplish specific jobs that would be […]
Recently I wrote about the cultural difference between entrepreneurs in the Nordics and in Silicon Valley. Now, I want to talk about the cultural differences between investors. In each country the investors and the investment climate shapes how startups get funded and in turn, how they end up looking from an investment perspective. For example, if […]
Recently, I got flak from one reader for broaching the subject of ethics and robotics. Later, I was pleased to learn about Clearpath’s $11 million in financing for developing new “ethical” robots. According to the press release issued by the company, the majority of the funding will be applied to R&D to expand into new applications as the […]
Although 2016 showed some slowdown in startup and funding activity, I believe we were taking a “wait and see” approach to the presidential election and how it would affect the market and economy. Now that it’s post-election, we can be more certain on how to move forward in the startup world in 2017. From my own […]
Jun Group account manager Daniel Clionsky provides a humorous look at what its like working adtech.
Have you noticed any businesses that became popular and immediately went to the wayside?