Board Meetings: Helpful or Useless?
Roberto Bonanzinga on board meetings of company founders. What does it take to make them successful? The right Location, composition and preparation are being discussed. Helpful for any company or industry!
Fintech, wherever you look!
Deutsche-Startups.de, a german website for news on the startup scene, created a beautiful and very informative infographic and overview on the german fintech startup scene. Find out which companies are into topics such as insurance, payment, lending, trading and banking.
10 Breakthrough Technologies
The MIT Technology Review on ten Breakthrough Technologies. In particular my interest is on the Magic Leap article and a startup that is betting more than half a billion dollars that it will dazzle you with its approach to creating 3-D imagery. Apart from that Apple Pay, Nano-Architecture and the Internet of DNA are examples for technologies that are about to launch and conquer mass markets. The future is ahead!
The shape of things to come
Design is being seen as something completely visual. This time I do not have an pictures of designed objects, as in my #joergreads No. 2, but a long article on the future of design after and within the days of Apple. Ian Parker meets Sir Jonathan Ive, forty-seven-year old senior Vice President of Design at Apple and states his thoughts on the probably most important factor of Apple success: The beauty of tangible objects. Well-written and great typography!
What I've learned about deal sourcing
Danielle Morrill is CEO of Mattermark, a company that provides research tools for startup investors. Although he is not a VC he has a lot of experience within the startup ecosystem and describes the process of finding great teams and companies. His observations on the personalities of certain VCs and on the problems of the industry are helpful for any kind of founder or becoming investor. You can also find good advice on how to successfully deal source.