The ICO (cryptocurrency financing) debate may grab headlines, but there is a far greater, more valuable, and ultimately more transformational opportunity that remains hidden from headlines.
Fin-tech backers have turned their attention to disrupting the whale-sized insurance industry.
US investors are helping to create the next wave of European unicorns and already reaping huge dividends.
Rocket Fuel’s recent rock-bottom $125m sale to Sizmek confirms an unavoidable trend in advertising technology (ad-tech).
So many books have been written about how to win in business. The simplest way, in my experience, is to use core values fully in an organisation. It’s also one of the hardest things to get right.
Perhaps the single biggest tech investment area the last 5 years has been fin-tech. In Europe and the US, disruptors of everything from lending to foreign exchange have raised unprecedented capital to challenge banks and their kin:
Negative news recently from Soundcloud, which cut nearly half its staff only a year after ‘mulling over’ a $1B M&A offer, is now the exception rather than the rule in European tech.
A report from London & Partners yesterday outlined how the UK tech sector remains extremely strong despite Brexit.
One of the hottest areas for VC investment is AI/ML; artificial intelligence algorithms, related machine learning systems, neural networks, and back-end processing to produce insightful and self-learning applications.
London has been the undisputed European technology centre. Until now. Our view is Berlin will rapidly begin to take over, and in 10-15 years we will see the Berlin cluster as Europe’s technology hot-bed.