Last year, $163bn was invested into founders globally, compared to a $25–56bn range in the 10-year period to 2013. Corporate venture capital (CVC), whereby large firms invest in interesting startups, is on an upswing. CVC, traditionally a second-tier option for enterpreneurs, now represents about 18% of all venture deals globally and about a third of
Traditional retail is well into a long and painful transition brought about by the internet and mobile technologies. Apart from the old…
Most companies either sell to enterprises (B2B) or consumers (B2C), although many consumer product companies have a B2B advertising revenue model (“if you’re not the customer, you’re the product”). There’s a third model, though, which is commonly called B2B2C. It’s where your company sells a product/service to a business, gaining customers and/or data from that
At a charity event organized by the Internet Association, special guest Jeff Bezos talks about success, failure, how to identify big ideas and how he experienced all of this with Amazon and his Blue Origin space venture.
The Moat Map describes the correlation between the degree of supplier differentiation and the externalization (or internalization) of a company’s network effect.
Napster and iTunes ungrouped albums into individual tracks for sale and exchange; streaming platforms like Spotify regrouped these tracks into the newly-ordered format of a playlist. In the unbundling forces underlying music’s technological disruption, the song itself is next.
How to go from a few teams to hundreds.
Some products are highly trust-sensitive and therefore a bit trickier to grow. In this article, I want to show you how to do that based on DocuSign, a digital signature SaaS company that went public in April 2018 at a $6b valuation.
Artificial intelligence isn’t just a tool. In some labs, it conceives and carries out experiments—and then interprets the results…
A rare behind-the-scenes tour of Ocado’s robot-run grocery-delivery operation. The first things you notice are the chill in the air, the vast grid on the floor which makes you feel like you’re on the film set of the movie Tron, and the whooshing sound of wheels skimming across aluminium. The last thing on your mind is