Something extraordinary is happening in the interception of tech & trade and it is emerging at an unforeseeable pace. Technology advancement along with rapidly changing consumer behaviour is creating an appealing value proposition and an extremely lucrative business in the face of on-demand marketplaces.
But despite the fact that the on-demand economy is the inevitable result of the new and younger generation, which is tech savvy and likes to get things immediately, the booming on-demand marketplaces are actually influencing consumer behaviour beyond early adopters to embrace the advantages created by this new model of trade.
This shifting behaviour among early majority because of the convenience of on-demand marketplaces sets an unprecedented pace of technology adoption that can only be compared with that of social networks. And while the previous decade was all about social networks, this one will definitely see the dominance of on-demand marketplaces beating the likes of big data, fintech & VR/AR.
Continue reading I need it and I want it now! An on-demand opportunity turned phenomenon
Everybody is talking about the Internet of Things phenomenon, where “interconnected embedded computing devices” are literally flooding the market and the Internet. Certainly, the IoT industry will be one of the key contributors to the uprising economy and will eventually account for $1.7 trillion globally in 2019, according to data by BI Intelligence Estimates. In addition to these impressive figures, it is forecasted that device shipments will reach 6.7 billion in 2019, which represents a CAGR of 61% for the next 5 years.
Continue reading Why IoT is set for success and you are not
Securing first investment for your startup is a long and hefty process that will inevitably involve taking a step or two in the wrong direction, but in order for a technology startup to succeed in attracting first round of VC funding, it definitely takes to make all the right moves. Here, I will attempt to exhaust all the right steps. Please, have in mind that this is not a post on how to make your pitch more appealing to investors. There are many worthy resources that provide detailed illustration on how to structure your slides. A valuable resource, and my personal one, is the self-acclaimed Pitch Doctor, Christoph Sollich, who is based in Berlin.
Continue reading Securing Investment for Your Startup: Guide to Pitch Success