Finding your perfect proposition – for now

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Innovation Strategy | No Comments
Finding your perfect proposition – for now

This post originally appeared on the Startupbootcamp blog.  Every year, we run a workshop for our cohort of 10 startups at Startupbootcamp IoT & Data Tech on ‘finding your perfect value proposition’. One year on, I realise this was the wrong assignment. Startups have to innovate in hard mode: they’re building the plane while flying […]

How AI is changing your customers’ minds – literally

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in New Technologies | No Comments
How AI is changing your customers’ minds – literally

Artificial intelligence is not just replicating our brains – it is changing them. By thinking like us, machines will change how we think. And what may seem like science fiction will change all industry, because it will change customers’ minds – literally. Digital didn’t just put the world online; it fundamentally changed it. Google Maps […]

Win-win insurance: a great opportunity for IoT and data startups

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in IoT & Data | No Comments
Win-win insurance: a great opportunity for IoT and data startups

In the Value Proposition workshop I ran last week at Startupbootcamp IoT and Data, it was clear it is tough for startups with broad applications to decide which industry they should focus on. If your startup has a platform technology such as new sensors, algorithms, wearables or artificial intelligence tools, which industries should you be […]

Business as unusual: the future of work is in…Poole?

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Future of Work | No Comments
Business as unusual: the future of work is in…Poole?

What can a small factory, located in Poole in the UK, teach us about the future of work? As traditional companies look for new ways of working, there is a lot of talk about finding inspiration in Google’s 20% time, Zappos’ holacracy, Valve’s flat company…but here are three lessons from our visit to Matt Black […]

The new shape of FinTech is making the world a better place

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Innovation Strategy | No Comments
The new shape of FinTech is making the world a better place

As surprising as this might sound, FinTech might be your best bet if you want to make the world a better place today. Lower barriers to entry brought about by the digitisation of the world are forcing the financial services beast to take a new shape – one that puts a higher premium on giving […]

Simple is hard: Interview with Misfit CEO Sonny Vu

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Startups | No Comments
Simple is hard: Interview with Misfit CEO Sonny Vu

Misfit is a wearable and smart home product company. Founded in 2011, the company’s first product was Shine, a wearable device that shook up its emerging product category by not having any screen. The company has always led with simple design as they’ve expanded their range to include sleep monitoring bands and lights. Among their […]

What keeps the banks up at night?

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Innovation Strategy | No Comments
What keeps the banks up at night?

In April, we welcomed 6 of our bank clients to Barcelona as some in the financial industry face a potential ‘Kodak moment’. In the face of industry disruption, there is a need for fundamental change or they will go the way of Kodak after digital cameras, newspapers after digital media, and telecoms after digital communication. […]