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EntrepreneurCountry Insights keeps citizens informed about the latest global technology and innovation trends. Here is a record of all the articles, case studies, reports and contributions EntrepreneurCountry has published in its digital newsletter Insights since 2008.

Articles tagged with: 2015

Let’s Be Great Together – Julie Meyer on Ariadne Capital Being 15 Years Old

Written by Julie Meyer on Wednesday, 23 December 2015.

Ariadne was founded 15 years ago on the 8th of December to build the gold standard for the financing of entrepreneurship in Europe.

Jamie Finn’s insights on the Venture Capital market disparities between Europe and America

Written by Glede Jung on Thursday, 17 December 2015.

Jamie Finn is an experienced angel investor and M&A adviser who has participated in over $500 million worth of transactions including Kontera, Jajah, Tokbox, RingRing Media and Zingy. He has also successfully launched new products and businesses in Germany, Spain, Argentina, Mexico, the United Kingdom and America. This all-rounder has taken a short break from his day job as AT&T’s AVP Big Data Product Innovation to delve into the world of venture capital (VC) shedding lights on the differences between Europe and North America.

Case Study Number 2: Global Technology Group

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Monday, 14 December 2015.

Disruption is a process in which existing markets are displaced, new players emerge with alternative and innovative solutions to contemporary issues – in short it is a power shift. The fear of disruption is such that even established technology companies are seeking ways to innovate in order to remain competitive. Companies that have not embraced innovation or find way to cannibalise their revenue streams could die and eventually be viewed as the Kodak of their industry.

Case Study Number 3: The Insurance Industry

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Monday, 14 December 2015.

The insurance market is a multitrillion dollar industry, which will inevitably be disrupted by new digital players. In addition to the threats presented by new Digital Enablers and new entrants, the insurance industry is undergoing fundamental structural regulatory changes.

Case Study Number 4: The Banking Industry

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Monday, 14 December 2015.

Platform-centric companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple (GAFA) have been disrupting numerous industries - music, media and telecommunications – with an insane appetite for innovation and acquisitions. Google acquired smart thermostat maker Nest for $3.2bn in 2014; Apple launched Apple Pay, its own mobile payment and digital wallet service. In less than 15 years, the combined market cap of these platform-centric companies has exceeded $1.7 trillion with revenues in excess of $300 billion.

London: The new hub for entrepreneurs

Written by Julie Meyer on Friday, 11 December 2015.

I arrived in London on 24 July, 1998 with a work permit and an attitude, knowing that what was happening in Palo Alto, where I hail from, would hit like a tsunami on these shores.

Case Study Number 5: Norwood Systems Ltd (ASX:NOR)

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Monday, 30 November 2015.

Ariadne Capital founder and CEO Julie Meyer knows Norwood Systems founder and CEO Paul Ostergaard through INSEAD where they are both alumni. Norwood Systems’ World Phone is an award-winning, revolutionary communications app, delivering effortless “shared economy” consumer access to leading fixed-line network service providers around the world, providing unparalleled local access to high-quality voice networks in more than 90 countries.

Case Study Number 6: Cloud Contact Centre as a Service (CCAAS)

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Sunday, 22 November 2015.

This cloud-based contact centre platform enables leading corporates in the travel, hospitality and financial services industries to manage their customer contact across multiple channels – voice, SMS, chat and email. This critical component of the CRM infrastructure provides invaluable analytical information into businesses’ operation and service delivery. The company’s business model relies on flexible pricing and easy implementation substantially cutting processing and IT cost for end users.

Case Study Number 7: Switchless/BitX

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Sunday, 22 November 2015.

Digital currencies such as Bitcoin have been hailed as the future of financial systems. Cryptocurrencies’ decentralised system is reliant on blockchain technology – in short all transactions are encrypted and stored in a vast public ledger called blockchain.

Case Study Number 8: BeatThatQuote

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Thursday, 19 November 2015.

BeatThatQuote was a British-based priced comparison website specialised in personal finance products. The company launched in 2005 and invited consumers to share their personal data in exchange for cash back and discounts. The company essentially redistributed wealth through its incentivisation process and financial intelligence.

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