A couple of months ago, I wrote about our first week in the 500startups accelerator program. With the program now officially (?) over, I wanted to share my experience with it and help interested founders understand whether it would be a good fit for them.
During the past few months, I have met many people who want to use crowdfunding to launch their project. But when I ask them which site they are going to use, they often say, “There are other sites besides Kickstarter?
The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report finds continued robust online growth. There are now 2.4 billion Internet users around the world, and the total continues to grow apace. Mobile usage is expanding rapidly, while the mobile advertising opportunity remains largely untapped. The report reviews the shifting online landscape, which has become more social and content rich, with expanded use of photos, video and audio. Looking ahead, the report finds early signs of growth for wearable computing devices, like glasses, connected wrist bands and watches - and the emergence of connected cars, drones and other new platforms.
Big data! If you don't have it, you better get yourself some. Your competition has it, after all. Bottom line: If your data is little, your rivals are going to kick sand in your face and steal your girlfriend.
British Software Engineering Grads work in Silicon Valley for a year and bring their experience back to the UK. Silicon Valley Internship Program (SVIP)
Great program. Of course one model doesn't fit all, and the United States are not the only country with great startups to learn from, but it still has the greatest alchemy between startups, talents, investors and big enterprises which buy startups.
Starting a business in France is an adventure. Ever heard the horror stories of Italian bureaucracy? Well – France has it too! When you go through this adventure you will encounter stamp-fetishism, physical paper obsessions, snooty bank employees, and stamp-wielding government employees.
Nous lançons aujourd’hui une consultation pour un (possible) nouveau service orienté sur le financement des entreprises en fonds propres : Ulule entreprises. Si vous vous intéressez au financement de...
THE emergence of three-dimensional (3D) printing will have a revolutionary effect on manufacturing, but it may be equally disruptive for firms that make much of their living warehousing and delivering spare parts for companies. Now, one of the biggest delivery firms, UPS, is going to test 3D printing in its stores.
Le thème du VC échauffe vite les esprits et on se retrouve vite à poser des dogmes, alors que c’est un sujet complexe qui a bien besoin de nuance. Je suis analyste financier concentré sur le monde des startups, j’ai accompagné des startups y compris dans des opérations de financements, et j’ai co-créé aussi bien une boîte financée par investisseurs qu’une boîte bootstrappée, donc c’est un sujet auxquels j’ai pas mal réfléchi.
Une analyse claire et synthétique des bonnes et mauvaises raisons de lever des fonds
This is part of my Startup Advice series I often have career discussions with entrepreneurs - both young and more mature - whether they should join company “X” or not. I usually pull the old trick of answering a question with a question. My reply is usually, “is it time for you to earn or to learn?”
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