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What Criteria Do Venture Capitalists Consider When Seeding a Startup?

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Venture capital funding climbed to a decade high in 2017.  Your startup’s current chances of attracting VC funding are higher at this moment right now than they have ever been. Despite the excess funding,...
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Early-stage is not about speed

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I’ve long been wanting to write about speed. I am developing my 4th startup in solo mode, and I cannot go fast :-). Is it an issue? A common perception is that speed is what...
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How We Decoded Cryptos & Wall Street with AI

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Approximately one year ago we published the first article about YUCE-8 — an AI service hosted in Google Cloud that aims to forecast the most likely future of selected assets. It all started with a student who...
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Blockchain Home Equity Loans Now a Reality

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On September 5, 2019, Caliber Home Loans - a leading American mortgage company, became the first creditor outside of Figure (the creators of blockchain-based platform Provenance) to provide home equity loans directly via blockchain....
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Taking a Bet on Travel Companies

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How taking advantage of emotions in the market can pay off It is no secret vacations have been put on hold. Airline and travel companies have been virtually at a standstill. Those who have read my previous...
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Tether controversy rages on as Stocks break higher

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Overall a good week for the Stocks & Cryptocurrencies with the mighty US Dollar receding from the recent highs on account of the risk-on sentiment prevalent in the financial markets. Cryptos finally managed to...
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Developing Crowd-Sourced Trading Strategies and DIY Hedge Funds

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It was once the norm that being a hedge fund quant required some seriously impressive academic credentials. Straight-A's at school, a degree from a top tier university, and perhaps even a PhD was needed...
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How the Financial Markets fared in 2018 & looking ahead to 2019

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As we step into the first full week of Financial markets in the New year - the momentum for now seems to be in the same direction where it left off in 2018. Before...
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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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The Best Way to Use Stock Market Correlations

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When Alfred Winslow Jones pioneered the world's first "hedged" fund (the "d" was dropped later) he blew other investors away by borrowing funds to short 20% of the stocks trading at the time. He...
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Horrible Mistake I Made by Emotional Investing

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I broke the rule and ended up with financial losses. I started investing in 2017 and then I learned about this so-called blockchain technology. This is a technology that supports cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and...
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The Last Mile Problem: Understanding the Economics Affecting the Future of Blockchain

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Is Blockchain designed for consumers or organizations? Will it ever be an Uber-alike app built on Blockchain? What is holding Blockchain back from mass adoption to date? This article provides insights to these questions...
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How Finance Sector Can Benefit by Machine Learning Development and AI

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Making the right decisions and grabbing opportunities in the fast moving world of finance can make a difference to your bottom line. This is where artificial intelligence and machine learning make a tangential difference....
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Bitcoin Roadmap to 2025

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Ten years until mainstream adoption. In this article I’ll map out exactly how I see Bitcoin price action unfolding for the next several weeks, months, and years, all the way to 2025. I’ll show how current...
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Investing in Data Analytics to Improve Business Value

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The words were uttered, though likely not for the first time, in 1978 by a pathologist named Edwin R. Fisher, and have resonated across the last four decades. “In God we trust,” he told a...
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Game changers in Financial markets this week

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Let's start off with reviewing the financial markets briefly before discussing the bigger & more meaningful moves. Cryptos which have had a meaningful rebound recently slipped a little bit this week but generally held...
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The Mystery that is Compound Interest

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In my article "Why we need to teach Personal Finance" I have already alluded to the damage compound interest can do. Especially, when no one seems to understand how it works, and how quickly...
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Five Financial Applications Of Natural Language Processing

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The last five years have been revolutionary for the field of natural language processing. We went from glorified ctrl-f to a machine that can write programs for us based on natural language descriptions. While...
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Are Outperforming Portfolio Returns In ESG Investing Possible?

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Environment – Social - Governance (ESG) Investing has recently had significant interest by institutional and retail investors alike. The idea of helping society and the environment is a noble goal. A big challenge and...
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Mining for Opportunity: A New Way to Invest in Crypto

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Dara and Randy Rivera of FinTEx talk to Jimmy Odom, co-founder of Bit Capital Group, to discuss crypto markets and Qualified Opportunity Zones. 2021 is arguably the year of cryptocurrencies going mainstream. But there’s...