How AI Is Changing Contracts

AI is not just a “cool buzzword” that startup and innovation guru like mentioning. Here is how AI is changing contracts, what great productivity enhancement!

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Labour 2030

Bain & Co. long-term estimate on demography, automation and the future of work. With an ever-rising innovation-rate, the world in 2030 will be much different from the world now

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Boosting your sales ROI

McKinsey sheds some light on sales team and ROI from investing in sales/marketing-tech. What does a manager/company have to do to achieve a great ROI from investing in technology?

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How complicated is your company?

BCG founds a clear inverse link between complication and performance and suggests companies doing a benchmarking of their functions to avoid creating too much complexity.

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Why Enterprise Products are Missing the Boat on Growth

Some practical insights for companies developing enterprise-products. How can your product get enough scale inside a big company?

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Smart homes and vegetable peelers

Is there a connection between smart-homes and vegetable peelers? A long interesting article from Ben Evans (A16Z) with some strategic insights on how to create a winning platform

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Why One Company Raises $25m+ … And Another Doesn’t

Another decision framework, this time for larger, $25m, B-type, deals. The VC “blackbox” isn’t that black, uh?

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Splitting The Deal

Fred Wilson offers a key insight on deal syndication: building companies require a large set of skills that a single VC usually doesn’t have and creating a large pool of investors is generally better than taking all the pie

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GP Bullhound releases its 2018 Technology Predictions Report

What will 2018 bring to the technology industry? GP Bullhound 2018 predictions offer a lot of food for thought.

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Deconstructing VCs’ Decision Making Frameworks

How does a VC decide to invest on a company or another? Here is Point Nine decision framework, insightful!

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Sequoia Capital – Pitch Deck Template

Here is the pitch deck of the most important VC fund in the world

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The top of SaaS?

Chris Janz of Point Nine Capital calls for the top of SaaS investing, that’s unusual (he created the industry in Europe!) but well documented with VC round data and a superb read overall.

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8 questions to entrepreneurs

GSV’s Li Jiang lists his 8 questions to entrepreneurs. I like the focus on timing (why now) and scalability with the known issue that not all companies need and should raise VC money; how often companies forget they can fund themselves with profits!

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VC portfolio strategy

Alex Graham at TopTal sheds some light on VC portfolio strategy in a very detailed article. The power law is an incredibly interesting topic along with what do companies need to become these “rockets” able to return 100x or more!

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Late stage vs. Early stage

Late stage vs. early stage VC investment. A data-driven post by Insead K with the open question on returns of recent mega VC deals. What could be the return of recent Softbank $500m deal on Improbable?

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Competition in VC

Competition in the VC industry and how to make it into “that” list by White Star Capital. All LPs hear from GPs about “proprietary” dealflow, but is it always true? How can you create such dealflow?

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AI at inflexion point?

A complete report on AI (called at an inflexion point). I still see more PoC work that actual “hard money” spent on this, but surely this segment will be big in the near future with Fintech as candidate #1

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The playbook to scaling sales

The playbook to scaling sales by Omidyar Network – some simple rules that are only seldom applied to businesses looking to grow their top line.

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Creating an innovation culture

Creating an innovation culture by McKinsey. A seminal article on what companies should “really” do to become innovative with some well know actions that companies can take to increase their “innovative” score.

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Creating a perfect data strategy

Technologies to create the perfect data strategy by Bain & Co shed some light to practical approach on toots to develop a data strategy. Among those I favor the “data democratisation” and

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A report on GDPR 

A complete report on GDPR by Wired. Don’t think this really is a major trouble at organisations, but will love seeing the efforts for organisation to quickly show users what data they own and what users can do with these data

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