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Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Events, Startups | No Comments
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What looks like a very broken piece of code turns out to be something that can inspire people to come up with fantastic ideas for new products and services. Just combine it with the Service Design methodology and 48 hours later you’ll have ideas that are ready to change the world. Well… More or less. […]

Finding its way: How Embark seeks to disrupt journey planning

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Startups | No Comments
Finding its way: How Embark seeks to disrupt journey planning

“How am I going to get there?” I ask myself every so often. Some people are better than others at journey planning. It comes naturally to the fortunate ones, and it’s a struggle for others. Some people are meticulous: checking timetables, weather, having a plan B, others search for the route only with one foot […]

Reinventing the shower experience: Interview with Nebia CEO Philip Winter

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Startups | No Comments
Reinventing the shower experience: Interview with Nebia CEO Philip Winter

With their Kickstarter campaign raising $3m in its first month last year, it was clear that Nebia had uncovered a user need that the traditional industry hadn’t. They were ready to disrupt the market for a product we use every day: the shower. How did they reinvent a customer experience we’re all so used to? […]

How FinTech can create a more inclusive economy

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Startups | No Comments
How FinTech can create a more inclusive economy

Prior to the Innovate Finance Global Summit in London (April 2016), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Financial Services for the Poor initiative and the Level One Project campaign hosted a dinner. The foundation wanted guests to not only understand the challenges of financial exclusion, but also to bring to life the collaboration necessary to create […]

We’re on the search

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Startups | No Comments
We’re on the search

Startupbootcamp IoT & Data Tech has begun the search to find the very best startups for the this year’s program. Startupbootcamp is one the leading accelerator programs. The IoT & Data Tech program is in Barcelona and was co-founded by Claro three years ago. Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of working with top startups […]

Making finance ‘for customers’: Interview with Ephraim Zuriel from EZsave

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Startups | No Comments
Making finance ‘for customers’: Interview with Ephraim Zuriel from EZsave

EZsave is an Israel-based startup that helps its clients save money by negotiating the best deals on their utilities and other recurring expenses.. Just eighteen months after their kick-off as a consultancy firm, they had already saved $250,000 for their close to 200 clients. Following their launch as an online platform early this year, we […]

Powered by the crowd: Interview with Vincent van den Noort

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Startups | No Comments
Powered by the crowd: Interview with Vincent van den Noort

Continuing our Claro Conversations series we feature Vincent van den Noort, founder of peer to peer mortgage providers, Jungo. Alexander Vencken caught up with him to learn more about Jungo’s plans to disrupt the mortgage market with its peer to peer model.  Let’s start with a short explanation of what Jungo is. Jungo is a […]

Next Level Loyalty: an interview with Fanly founder Jord Cuiper

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Startups | No Comments
Next Level Loyalty: an interview with Fanly founder Jord Cuiper

Continuing our Claro Conversations series this month we feature Jord Cuiper, founder of Amsterdam-based retail app, Fanly. Alexander Vencken caught up with him to find out more about his startup and the journey its taken, listening to its partners and customers to develop its offer   Hey Jord, thanks taking the time to speak to […]

Claro and Startupbootcamp IoT & Data: Year Two

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Startups | No Comments
Claro and Startupbootcamp IoT & Data: Year Two

We’re proud to announce our partnership with Startupbootcamp IoT & Data, Barcelona, for a second year. Last year’s program with ten startups showed us the true value of an accelerator program dedicated to IoT and Data. We formed a great community of startups, mentors and investors, and strengthened Barcelona’s reputation as global IoT capital. As […]

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 […]

“Good enough” is our strategic sweet spot: Interview with Nils Mattisson, founder of Point

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Startups | No Comments
“Good enough” is our strategic sweet spot: Interview with Nils Mattisson, founder of Point

Welcome to Claro Conversations! Claro Conversations is an invitation for you to join our ongoing dialogue with individuals influencing how we think about innovation and disruptive shifts. In our first edition of Claro Conversations, we talk with Point, a startup redefining smart home security. Claro has worked with startups for years through various collaborations and […]