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Tom Barbereau

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People may be the driving force behind the economy, but the rise of new technologies such as IoT, blockchain and AI, is creating a new category of economic activities that doesn’t require direct human interaction at all: the machine economy.
To cut through the noise surrounding blockchain technologies, we compiled the essential concepts underlying the technology in a collection of snapshots. Dive in to brush up on useful terminology and the fundamentals around the tech.
Together with our venture development department, we released our new Founders Handbook. It guides entrepreneurs through our offering: from an overview of our venture development lifecycle, to a deep dive into the craft of the company builder model, and much more about the life of an NBT.
Founding a startup can be an exhausting journey. Like a roller coaster, being an entrepreneur is a constant back and forth between success and failure, an up and down path to fulfilling one's dream. Pressure becomes omnipresent – sometimes leading to suffering which affects family & friends, too.
Along with the Internet-of-Things and Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) are forecasted to be the disruptive x-factor of the 21st Century. In this article, we look at how a specific DLT, blockchain, is the perfect fit for insurance-based use cases.
2018 was a good year for insurers, especially in countries like the U.S., where property and casualty (P&C) doubled net income. However, a key finding of a report from PwC on the insurance sector stated “CEOs continue to report that theirs is one of the most disrupted industries.” With Artificial.
The life of a founder is a constant tug-of-war between success and failure. Moments of pressure and struggle often lead to doubt and failure, putting founders in nerve-racking situations. Certain tough tasks remain unavoidable for founders, as we’ve pointed out in a previous article. Now, enter.
Regardless of size, scope, or industry, nearly every corporation struggles with generating new business models or products. It is their primary goal as well as their biggest challenge. It is incredibly difficult to drive and motivate an entire organization to adopt a new mindset and approach.
Our Startup Essentials article series kicks-off with a compilation of fundamentals no founder wants to do, but has to. We've compiled these based upon input from our experienced founders and venture developers, who went passed some of the hurdles mentioned throughout this article.
May 28, 2019
The crypto frenzy of 2017/18 spiked interest in diverse blockchain-related projects and coincidentally into thousands of successful ICOs. Some of these projects became sustainable, while others had little to sustain them beyond a white paper. To cut through that frenzy, we looked at some projects.