If you’ve been making the rounds pitching your upcoming ICO, chances are you’ve been rejected and labeled as not a protocol token. The protocol token thesis, outlined in USV’s blog title Fat Protocols, states that 90% of the value of the network is captured in the protocol layer which is accessible by a token native to that network. Investors love protocol tokens as they can buy in early and experience gains similar to what was seen with Bitcoin and Ethereum. Continue reading “Protocol Tokens — Good for Investors, Bad for Business”
The journey of how a solo tech founder, Arvind, cracked sales and grew his client base at Infosec Future.
India is world’s fastest growing startup ecosystem where 3–4 new firms are born everyday. We have grown significantly in the past five years and are expected to grow 10–12% YOY for the next five years till 2020.
Earlier this summer, I attended this year’s Northside Innovation Festival, a two-day conference where tech, news and media geeks learn about innovations in the mural-filled heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Continue reading “Lessons from the 2017 Northside Innovation Festival”
Marketing is really about how customer values translate into aspirations, insecurities, fears and motivations.
Twenty years ago, in 1997, Steve Jobs told us,
“Marketing is about values”
If you haven’t heard already, a cryptocurrency called Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has shot up like crazy. It’s nearly quadrupled in value over the weekend to reach its peak of about $2400 about 24 hours back. It’s currently stabilizing around the $1200 mark. If you haven’t heard about this, it’s time for you to listen closely.
Imagine how important every second is when you have a heart attack, or consider the implications of a world run entirely on renewable energy. If you thought Blockchain technology would only impact finance; think again. From detecting cardiac arrest with 92% accuracy to solving energy problems in the year 2050 by growing power grids made of plants, European Seed-Stage Founders are taking a bold stance on the applications of Blockchain, Robotics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, driving the future of tech in Europe. Continue reading “50 Millennial Entrepreneurs Driving The Future of Tech in Europe”
There’s a joke about startups. “For every 10 startups you see in the market, 11 of them will fail.” I didn’t want to think that my startup would be the one to fail, and no entrepreneur does. I thought I knew it all…or at least would learn it all during the process of launching my startup. Jason Huertas, author of My Startup Failed, says this is common, writing:
My earlier post detailed key steps to identify your audiences, create differentiated messaging and focus on building and maintaining trust to successfully communicate an ICO. Let’s now focus our attention to timing, planning, and execution in the second part of this series.
About 10 years from now, are we going to look back and realize that banks had already missed the massive market change and were already on their way out? Recently, I have been having a number of conversations with friends and clients (all experts) about digital transformation and banks built for the future. On more than a few occasions, we’ve stared down the rabbit hole of tactical topics like building the best product development shop, becoming a better acquisition target or attracting millennial depositors. Continue reading “Running Scared – Why the Bank of the Future Is Not a Bank”
For someone who has lived through the .com bubble the madness currently unfolding in the crypto space is just plain breathtaking. It is quite awe inspiring to see people make the exact same mistakes they made 17 years ago. Of course, today’s investors are likely different people who, for the most part, have not lived through the .com bubble. Continue reading “Why and How the Cryptobubble will Burst?”