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Innovation farm and a pioneer’s spirit: all organization (and you) need to still have...

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“Chief Digital Officer”, “Chief Transformation Officer” are new executive roles that organizations are currently injecting in their CxOs Level, smelling opportunities behind digital innovations. There is a catch though, and most of them will...
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Give customers reasons to cheer you on

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Building client relationships is crucial for any business. Customer support – and fandom in the form of word of mouth – will determine if a startup survives. Simply put, if you're in business, you must...
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Startups, VCs and Tranched Rounds? Yes Sometimes, No Mostly

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Tranched rounds is the idea that an investor will commit to a total financing and give out portions as the entrepreneur achieves certain milestones. A tranche is ultimately a negotiation and there isn’t a...
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The Rise of Neobanks in India 

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an overview of the market with the different neo-banking fintech players in India Fintech startups in India raised a whopping $3.7 billion in 2019 alone, and for good reason. India has the highest adoption rate...
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Plato, tech giants, and start-ups have a secret recipe in common

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If I asked you, what you think, ancient Greek philosophy and modern innovation practice have in common, you would probably answer not a lot, if anything. But you would be surprised. The most successful methodologies applied...
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An M&A Love Story (Part 2 of 3)

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We get a lot of questions from private companies asking what to expect if they were to get acquired. The process of getting acquired is a lot like the process of finding a partner and...
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Fail Fast, Fail Often and Win

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If not in business for profit, what’s the point? Few entrepreneurs can afford expensive hobbies. No one could accuse Mpho Mashita of taking her vocations lightly – or not for profit. She founded #AfricaCareerChat,...
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So You Want To Invest In Startups? 5 Ways Other Than Being A Full-Time...

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Ever considered investing in startups but don’t want to be a full-time VC? There are other paths and this post will touch on the five main ones. 0) Definitions -- Before a deeper discussion we...
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How To Pitch Your Early-Stage Healthcare Startup To A VC? The Three Main Challenges

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Tau Ventures is a seed fund and digital health is half of our portfolio; our strong view is in healthcare market size is rarely a major issue. VC funding in a space is arguably...
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Smart City: How Startups Can Succeed

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Self-driving cars that talk to roads and to each other, ensuring fast, safe and convenient  transportation. Energy generation and distribution that respond to a city’s dynamic needs. Water delivered through dynamic pricing, taking into account the...
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How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Change Banking

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Artificial intelligence is a field of computer science that focuses on making machines intelligent by developing computer programs that can replicate human intelligence to a certain degree and potentially beyond. This much talked about technology...
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Investing in Future Startup Entrepreneurs? Focus Instead on a Killer Marketing Plan

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“Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who implement them are priceless.” -- Mary Kay Ash Isn’t this one of the greatest quotes you’ve heard lately, and so true! These days, everyone is hoping to become...
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Inventor Vs Innovator — What Can Entrepreneurs Learn From Who Builds Vs Who Wins?

Let’s start with three key principles: Principle 1: Inventors create a technology. Innovators bring the technology in everyone’s hands. Sometimes inventors and innovators are the same people. More often they are not. You can guess...
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8 questions about the digital transformation investors should get answers from every CEO

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Hardly anything is as exciting as business. One of the most attractive aspects is certainly investing in young start-ups or established companies that are heading for new, digital horizons. It is not only an...
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Why We Invested In Iaso.ai — High Quality Telemedicine

Excited to announce our seed investment alongside Healthy.vc, Refactor Capital and Esther Dyson in Iaso.ai which helps reduce variability and increase quality of telehealth consultations. Tau Ventures is an AI-first fund in Silicon Valley...
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Hipster Data

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From an unprofitable company to data mogul If you live in a big city, you might have noticed the arrival of weird new vehicles: electric scooters. If you’re over 40, you might have been annoyed by all...
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How Do VCs Find And Fund Your Startup? – 4 Major Paths Of Deal...

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Following up from the last article “VCs Suck? Here Are 5 Practical Ways For Entrepreneurs To Minimize The Pain,” this post is focused on the other perspective. VCs get flooded with business proposals, as...
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Shifting Blockchain Funding Ecosystem

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With the recent influx of both successful and unsuccessful Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) these past 2 years, many among them have been passed off as scams, while “legitimate” ICOs are struggling to maintain visibility....
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Deep Tech Dive #5 | Norris Tie Co-Founder & CEO of Exosonic, Inc.

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From Sub to Super, in Silence For this week’s Deep Tech Dive I had the pleasure of sitting down with Norris Tie, Co-Founder and CEO of Exosonic, Inc. Exosonic is a supersonic aviation company developing a new standard...
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Why Do We Still Do RFPs?

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Requests for Proposal are outdated, yet 95% of companies still rely on this process to meet new vendors. Though woefully unsuited for modern business operations and the demand for fast solutions, many businesses are...