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Tom Barbereau

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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.
With the digitalization and automation of the real estate and housing industry, housing management systems can now leave behind the dusty basement boiler room. Our fifth installment of Framing the Industries, looks at how innovations in smart housing systems disrupt the property sector. 
February 18, 2019
The fourth installment of our Framing the Industries series explores how the Internet of Things technologies and machine learning capabilities can fundamentally disrupt and innovate the healthcare sector – benefiting multiple levels, from operational to patient care.
January 17, 2019
The third installment of our Framing the Industries series focuses on growing the efficiency of, and maintaining control over, complex supply chains via the Internet of Things & blockchain technologies as well as machine learning capabilities.
December 11, 2018
Welcome to the wrap-up in our series exploring blockchain technology, Internet of Things (IoT), and democratic forms of investment. In this third edition, we highlight the importance of sustainable business models in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 
November 23, 2018
Grappling with Ethics and Changing Societal Focus. In this second installment of our Framing the Industries series, we are focusing on the topic of cybersecurity which has far-reaching effects on large and small tech players as well as an important ethical impact on our society.
November 1, 2018
Welcome to the second installment of our fall series exploring blockchain technology, Internet of Things (IoT), and security tokens. In this month’s edition, we’ll examine two ‘decentralized’ investment techniques that partially run on blockchain: initial coin offerings and equity token offerings.