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Our favourite Venture Journals – What are yours?

我们最喜爱的风投期刊,你的最爱呢?We have created a Venture Journals page as a resource for the Coller Institute of Venture community. Nine key journals relating to the venture ecosystem were selected by academic members of Coller Institute Community. When you want to quickly survey the latest research this portal will help you find the most relevant publications. For example, if you go into the Journal of …

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VC participation in US tech deals on the wane: tech bubble alarm?

风投在美国技术行业参与度降低,敲 移动产业“独角兽公司”的福祉 响技术泡沫的警钟? 2014 US Venture Capital Year in Review published by CB Insights reports a big year for venture in the US – the highest since 2000. Most of the money went to tech companies. So far so good. However, 2014 actually saw the lowest level of VC involvement on a dollars basis with 25% of funding ($11.1B/$44.5B) of tech funding …

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IoT| Challenges and Opportunities

物联网的互联网:机遇与挑战 The massive potential of Internet of Things (IoT) to stoke convergence and collaboration worldwide is being curtailed by the lack of data security and interoperability among devices and objects. Acknowledging this hurdle, various institutes and organisations in key sectors are striving to frame standards for privacy policies regarding the sharing of information over the Internet. New analysis from Frost …

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A ‘blessing’ of mobile unicorns

移动产业“独角兽公司”的福祉 Mobile unicorns multiply to hit a quarter of a million dollars according to Tim Merel writing for TechCrunch. Unicorns, defined here as a U.S.-based tech company started since 2003 and valued at over $1 billion by public or private market investors, are increasing in number from the 38 identified in 2013. Today there are 68 mobile unicorns worth $261 billion, which account …

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How to pitch: focus on the Who or the What?

 如何推介:着重展示自己还是展示项目? This is a guest post provided by Prof. Orly Sade and Dr. Dan Marom of the Jerusalem School of Business Administration at the Hebrew University. Securing seed funding is one of the biggest challenges for any entrepreneur. When pitching the initiative to investors, there are various methods the entrepreneur can call upon in order to convince the investor to …

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