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Tom Barbereau

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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.
Across the globe, cyber crime costs companies over $600 billion annually. This means that it’s more important than ever for companies to protect themselves from the staggering costs of hacking. Insurance companies are particularly at risk due to the fact that they deal with sensitive customer.
With the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the past few years, more and more companies have been playing with this technology – building new, visionary products that, although in some cases brilliant, in others might seem… well, if not completely crazy, at least somewhat unnecessary.
Crafting a clear and convincing pitch is hard – something we briefly discussed in our Guide to Pitching Tech Startups. To demonstrate how a pitch deck can look like, this post goes over the pitch deck of one of our ventures, Weeve and analyses their rights and wrongs to look at concrete elements.
NBT along with a team of coders, sensor specialists and blockchain developers went to Laax, Switzerland for a hackathon. Under the umbrella of the project BountyBoards – led by NBT blockchain developer Martin Maurer – the team headed down to the Alps for a weekend of snow and hacking at 2500m.
Our CEO Harald Zapp and METR’s CEO Dr. Franka Birke both had speaking slots at the leading industrial trade show in Hannover from April 1st to 5th. This year, the fair was opened by Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier and evolved around all things Industrie 4.0.
April 4, 2019
Next Big Thing AG, GlobalFoundries, and Fraunhofer IIS EAS are building the next generation of secure IoT-chips through the launch of their jointly-founded design and manufacturing company, Sensry.