International Start Up
Intesa Sanpaolo presenta a New York le startup innovative del fashion

Nell’ambito del Decoded fashion New York Summit 2017, svoltosi a New York in collaborazione con Intesa Sanpaolo, sono state selezionate tre startup italiane presentate accanto alle imprese internazionali più innovative e promettenti nei settori moda e lusso. Sempre a New York Intesa Sanpaolo ha anche organizzato la Intesa Sanpaolo Start-Up Initiative FashionTech Showcase. Nel corso dell’evento, sette startup – tre italiane e quattro internazionali – hanno presentato i propri business plan e le proprie strategie a circa 100 potenziali investitori e stakeholder… (Continua a leggere)

Insurtech, London & NY are the cream of the crop

The Big Apple is the new excellence for innovation in the insurance sector, in spite of Silicon Valley. While London continues to attract investment despite Brexit. Here’s what happens in the two most attractive places for startups Forbes enthrones New York as emerging capital in insurtech, the technological innovation that is revolutionizing insurance industry. After years of undisputed Silicon Valley dominance for the tech industry, now that technology has become transversal to any other industry, the map of the most dynamic hubs… (Continua a leggere)

Big data, Israeli insurtech startups that venture capital likes

The main investment fund in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Venture Partners, invested in GetmeIns and Seegnature. The former has developed a platform to prevent fraud, the second a technology that allows companies to close remote contracts. GetmeIns and Seegnature are two Israeli startups who participated and won the first startup competition for insurtech launched in Israel last November by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP – the largest venture capital fund in Israel, nearly one billion dollars available). The competition raffled a million… (Continua a leggere)

Why it’s time for the Arab world to unshackle its start-ups

In a start-up hub in the heart of Cairo, some of the Middle East’s brightest minds are turning innovative technologies into exciting business models. When I toured the Greek Campus technology park a few months ago, the optimism was palpable. It made sense. In a region that has struggled to find its economic footing since the Arab Spring – and where conflicts still rage in Syria, Yemen and parts of Iraq – the entrepreneurial ideas being refined in innovation spaces… (Continua a leggere)

A Silicon Valley startup founder drove 3,000 miles across America in an RV

Driving across the US to meet with everyday Americans is becoming a popular pastime — or marketing stunt — for tech executives living in the Silicon Valley bubble. Joshua Reeves, the cofounder and CEO of the human-resources software startup Gusto, joined the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and top investor Sam Altman when he visited 11 cities in 10 states, meeting Gusto customers and learning about their businesses, goals, and values. We talked to Reeves about what he learned from his… (Continua a leggere)

U.S. South, not just Mexico, stands in way of Rust Belt jobs revival

In the years since the 2008 financial crisis, this southern U.S. port city has attracted a new Airbus factory, seen its steel industry retool, and gained thousands of jobs building the Navy’s new combat vessel. Some 300 miles north in Huntsville, new businesses sprout in farm fields drawn by readily available land, low taxes, flexible labor rules and improving infrastructure. As President Trump faces pressure to deliver on his promise to revive manufacturing in the northern “rust belt” states that… (Continua a leggere)

Intelligenza artificiale, 5 startup su cui scommettere

L’anno scorso le società che si muovono in questo ambito hanno raccolto oltre 5 miliardi di dollari: dalla nipote di Siri al copilota digitale passando per il lavoro sporco contabile, eccone cinque da tenere d’occhio. La raccolta è stata impressionante. Lo scorso anno le startup che si occupano, nei modi più diversi e articolati, di intelligenza artificiale, hanno rastrellato sui mercati internazionali qualcosa come 5,02 miliardi di dollari. Il picco degli ultimi cinque anni che rispecchia d’altronde la progressiva espansione di… (Continua a leggere)

Slice Labs, la startup che fa le polizze casa per la sharing economy

Nata a New York, la società ha lanciato il suo primo prodotto assicurativo on-demand destinato all’ home-sharing come Airbnb. Come funziona? Pay-per-use, si compra con un’app mobile e può dare copertura per minuti, giorni o mesi Slice Labs è un’altra insurtech made in New York, come Lemonade o Oscar, che sta ridefinendo i modelli di business assicurativi e le tipologie di polizze. In particolare la sua missione è il design di soluzioni assicurative per la sharing economy, l’economia della condivisione,… (Continua a leggere)

Elezioni Usa, 11 lezioni per le startup dal nuovo presidente Donald Trump

Fare autopromozione, costruire un brand forte, pensare in grande, sapersi rialzare, saper scegliere i collaboratori, parlare chiaro: sono alcuni elementi che hanno portato al successo l’imprenditore ora alla Casa Bianca. E che possono essere d’ispirazione per gli startupper Donald Trump sarà il 45esimo presidente degli Stati Uniti. Il candidato repubblicano ha sconfitto la candidata democratica Hillary Clinton, sorprendendo almeno in parte sondaggisti e opinionisti che erano pronti a scommettere sulla vittoria della rivale. Dopo 8 anni di presidenza del democratico… (Continua a leggere)

Chinese mobile app startups set sail for overseas markets

With their hands tied in a saturated domestic market, and dwarfed by dominant players,some Chinese app developers are attempting to carve out a place for themselves inoverseas markets. Since 2011, China has been the largest mobile Internet market in the world. In 2015, thenumber of Internet users in China reached 780 million, which is 57 percent of itspopulation and twice the U.S. population. But in terms of how much apps impact people’sdaily lives, China goes even further. The country’s smartphone… (Continua a leggere)