Bitcoin is the world’s first digital currency, created in 2009 by the alias ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’. It is the most popular cryptocurrency, with a market cap exceeding $300 billion, dominating the cryptocurrency market with a 79% market share. Bitcoin is unique due to its early success in implementing blockchain technology allowing fast, low-cost transactions without the need of financial institutions to process transactions, as well as having a capped supply of 21 million. As a result of Bitcoin’s intrinsic values and its ever-increasing network effect, Bitcoin is reaching new all-time highs as investors envisage Bitcoin’s future widespread adoption.
Satoshi Nakamoto is…
It would be fair to say that COVID-19 has had an immense impact on the way we socialise. The pandemic has highlighted to us all the necessity of relationships for our wellbeing.
Yet, it is not only the interactions of our close and more intimate relationships which have an extensive effect on us. But also, those within the workplace have proven to significantly impact our bodies in ways we may have not previously considered.
Which relationship factors affect our wellbeing?
David Rock’s SCARF model recognises 5 key social domains which trigger primitive, unconscious responses within the body when interacting with…
This month at Licas Ventures we have been focusing on what it takes to become an exceptional leader. The covid-19 outbreak has demanded us all to become more conscientious. However, during these challenging times we have also been in a position to behold the strengths and weaknesses of those in power and how they have harnessed interpersonal skills to navigate through the constantly evolving uncertainties of the pandemic.
One who has taken a considerably stellar approach to the handling of the crisis is Jacinda Ardern. Ardern is considered New Zealand’s most popular leader in over 100 years. Last month we…
When we define the word ‘success’ in relation to business, it is seemingly tempting to gravitate towards assessing the term through a comparison of financial indicators. We all know that numbers are important. However, when wanting to break down the ever-present and elusive questions like ‘What is the key to success? How can success be attained?’- It is essential to consider the fundamental human factors which pave the way for one being in a position to achieve something exceptional.
Ida Tin is a Danish entrepreneur, who is the CEO and Co-Founder of Clue- a menstrual cycle tracking app helping over…
Besides their great taste in food, style and ice cream, Italians also have an innate sense for starting a business. The Italian government has introduced more than a few initiatives to simplify the challenges that young companies face — in 2012, Italy introduced the ‘Italian Startup Act‘, which brought with it tax incentives for investors, a fast-track visa for entrepreneurs, more relaxed labor regulations, and a simpler registration process for new companies. Startups can also obtain grants or loans from Invitalia, as well as apply for the Italia Startup Visa from the Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Foreign…
Last week we started to talk about what Fintech is and how it was affected during the Pandemic.
With the increase in funding for fintech companies in 2019, liquidity remains a concern. 2020 kicked off with two large acquisitions subject to regulatory approval. Visa announced the acquisition of Plaid for $5.3 billion, and Intuit plans to acquire Credit Karma for $7.1 billion. These two deals in early 2020 already surmount 2019 acquisitions, in which 177 fintech companies were acquired for a total of $6.1…
The Netherlands is catching the eyes of investors as the country is home to numerous accelerators hosting interesting programs targeted at startups. The Dutch tech startup ecosystem is driven by expertise and technical knowledge from experts and early-stage funding. In the Netherlands, there are tech startup hubs in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Delft, Utrecht, and Eindhoven. Collectively, the Netherlands has is in fourth place in Europe with €44 billion in terms of value, which is mostly led by Adyen.
Here’s some of them:
The FoodTech’s market is quite wide, there’re 6 big “slices” with their “under-slices”:
For today we’re going to talk about Foodservice management.
the Unicorn Startup of this slice is GoJek
The last week we introduce what FoodTech was.
Market demands higher volumes and low prices
Major buyers in the food industry, such as supermarkets and restaurant chains, are consolidating. The concentration of the market share in food retail* means that supermarkets require higher volumes at lower prices per product unit. Food producers facilitate this by increasing their production capacity, innovating, and improving their efficiency.
We started this research with the 2010 dataset, which indicated there was c$3 billion of venture funds raised by companies with at least one female founder, but saw that amount grow to $26 billion in 2019. The breakdown to female-only founded companies was $1 billion in 2010 and close to $6 billion in 2019. These amounts, while increasing, were not close to parity with male-only founded companies which raised $31 billion in 2010 and $195 billion in 2019. The absolute number of funded companies with a female founder has doubled in the past five years compared to the previous five…