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  • Venture investing in the US and Europe are totally different industries Crunch Network

    Venture investing in the US and Europe are totally different industries

    While venture investing outside the U.S. has come a long way in recent years, our analysis shows it remains an entirely different industry than U.S. venture capital. And when we say different, we mean totally different. Read More

  • What Silicon Valley can learn from Lebanon’s women in tech Crunch Network

    What Silicon Valley can learn from Lebanon’s women in tech

    There are many young women who want to get into tech in Lebanon. With top educations under their belts and resilience inherently running through the veins of Lebanon’s tech players, it’s going to take more than electrical outages and spotty internet to keep them from prospering. And it’s going to take more than glass to keep them from rising. Read More

  • Instagram’s head of design on how to build a design team and shipping Stories Crunch Network

    Instagram’s head of design on how to build a design team and shipping Stories

    Ian Spalter is the head of design at Instagram. In our 17th episode, he talks about his experiences working with agencies vs. startups, how to build a design team as a company matures, and how a company the size of Instagram manages to iterate so quickly. Read More

  • The consumerization of healthcare Crunch Network

    The consumerization of healthcare

    Recently, I registered with the GP across the road from my flat. I’ve lived there for a year. I had put off registering beforehand due to a severe allergy to bureaucracy.  Last year, I wanted to go see a specialist. I snored at my private healthcare provider’s response that I first needed to have a consultation with my doctor… Safe to say it never… Read More

  • Business in the age of Ethereum Crunch Network

    Business in the age of Ethereum

    When Bitcoin burst onto the scene in 2009, it challenged preconceived notions about the limitations of transactions. Fast-forward 8 years, and another platform is dominating the headlines. Ethereum has built on Bitcoin’s potential and is driving a revolution in financial transactions. Ethereum is an open-source platform that facilitates the development of next-generation… Read More

  • How to create the most value for the next technology wave Crunch Network

    How to create the most value for the next technology wave

    Major technology platforms shift every 10-15 years, with new platforms building on the ones they preceded. We’re due for the next major technology platform shift, and artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality are those next platforms. So how do you maximize value creation for the next wave? Read More

  • The state of the unicorn Crunch Network

    The state of the unicorn

    So far, 2017 is shaping up to be a pretty good year for technology unicorns. Private investors are minting about one new unicorn a week this year, roughly the same pace as 2016. More existing unicorns are going public. And for those remaining private, capital continues to flow in while disclosed valuations are mostly holding up. Read More

  • Why pulling out of Paris Accord damages America’s economic future Crunch Network

    Why pulling out of Paris Accord damages America’s economic future

    People can disagree about the scientific premise behind climate change, but it’s an inescapable fact that the world is driving ahead to replace carbon energy with clean energy anyway. That makes advanced energy technologies one of the biggest business opportunities of the next couple of decades. The companies and nations that take the lead will become the next economic superpowers. Read More

  • The meeting that showed me the truth about VCs Crunch Network

    The meeting that showed me the truth about VCs

    I recently had a meeting with a well-known Israeli startup investor. The talk somehow pivoted from my seed-seeking startup into talking about the macro view of venture capital and how it doesn’t actually make sense. “Ninety-five percent of VCs aren’t profitable,” he said. It took me a while to understand what this really means. Read More

  • Discontent and disruption in the world of content delivery networks Crunch Network

    Discontent and disruption in the world of content delivery networks

    As content delivery networks (CDN) market leaders grapple with technological shifts, some innovators are making rapid advances. The CDN market, estimated at $5 billion today, is anticipated to be more than $10 billion by 2019. While the market is growing rapidly, can the giants learn to dance? How are the startups aiming slingshots at the legacy Goliaths? Read More

  • How should startups work with city governments? Crunch Network

    How should startups work with city governments?

    If you want to re-imagine cities, you’ll likely work with city government. Sometimes this means city governments will your customer, but far more often founders will encounter an unfamiliar relationship that includes policy, regulations and enforcement. There are great resources to guide founders through all aspects of customer discovery, but there aren’t yet great frameworks… Read More