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  • Brazil: A look into Latin America’s largest startup ecosystem Crunch Network

    Brazil: A look into Latin America’s largest startup ecosystem

    Brazil is the most populous country in South America, as well as its largest market. Internet penetration and use are high — Brazil trails only the US in total Facebook, Twitter and YouTube users — and the country has more mobile devices than human inhabitants. Brazil is uniquely positioned to capitalize on regional markets and is artificially devoid of international competition. Read More

  • Founders, don’t trust your venture capitalists… or should you? Crunch Network

    Founders, don’t trust your venture capitalists… or should you?

    When should you trust a venture capitalist, and when should you prepare for battle? Read More

  • The Davos delusion Crunch Network

    The Davos delusion

    The Davos Delusion Davos leaders are gathering this week to change the world. Again. “We are faced by a world which is increasingly schizophrenic. Our world is rapidly changing and power is shifting geopolitically, in business terms and even in the virtual world. Power, wealth and well-being are spread in ever more complex ways, leading to a world which is harder and harder to understand… Read More

  • Tyrant in the code Crunch Network

    Tyrant in the code

    Mankind has a complex relationship with the notion of Artificial Intelligence. Tinged with both fear and fascination; the timeline for AI development is punctuated by cultural and historical events that have brought with them new speculation and theories. Mechanical men and artificial beings were a prevalent feature of Greek myth, including the golden robots of Hephaestus and… Read More

  • Most pressing infrastructure needs do not require federal money or approval Crunch Network

    Most pressing infrastructure needs do not require federal money or approval

    President-elect Trump has called for a trillion dollars in infrastructure investment, but he wants the private sector to play a critical role. Fortunately, one of our nation’s immediate infrastructure needs will not have to rely on the federal government at all. Read More

  • Mastercard launches 2KUZE agtech platform in East Africa Crunch Network

    Mastercard launches 2KUZE agtech platform in East Africa

    Small-plot farmers in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania can now go digital―coordinating sales, payments, and distribution of crops thanks to a pilot program called 2KUZE launched by Mastercard. The agricultural technology app was announced this week. 2KUZE, which means “let’s grow together” in Swahili,  was developed at Mastercard’s Nairobi Labs for Financial Inclusion… Read More

  • The day the internet stood still Crunch Network

    The day the internet stood still

    On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, websites all over the Internet covered their homepages in a uniform message. Google, Wikipedia, Amazon, Craigslist — giants of media and commerce — joined more than 50,000 sites in an unprecedented blackout. It was an act of protest so powerful and inspiring that it did something no one thought possible: It moved Congress. Read More

  • Venture capital in 2017 is when the rubber hits the road for returns Crunch Network

    Venture capital in 2017 is when the rubber hits the road for returns

    In the United States, VC funds raised a whopping $40.6 billion in 2016[1]. It was the largest year for VC fundraising since 2000 when the venture industry raked in a jaw dropping $101.4 billion[1]. Yet the 2016 exit market was a mixed bag. Despite many forecasting (hoping?) that herds of unicorns would enter the public market in 2016, the IPO market was lackluster at best. There were only 31 U.S. Read More

  • Four pricing mistakes you’re making with your developer product Crunch Network

    Four pricing mistakes you’re making with your developer product

    Developer product companies are asked to do two things: achieve near-ubiquitous adoption through an accessible, hobbyist-friendly offering, and convince large companies to pay them money. Unfortunately, these two goals often run contrary to each other. Here are some of the common mistakes (and how to handle them) developer-focused companies make when pricing their products and services. Read More

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