Posts tagged with: growth

Ecosystems. Driving the core or developing the edge?

For decades governments and business leaders are trying to understand the venturing ecosystem in Silicon Valley. With over 30,000 start-ups, a world leading venture capital industry and continuously emerging high growth technology companies, the Bay Area is the most admirable...
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Buy & build – the most popular M&A strategy of European fast growing technology companies

On 28 November, Deloitte announced the EMEA Deloitte Technology Fast500 winners in London. The technology industry is renowned for its innovation and disruptive business models. Over the past years highly successful tech exits and IPO’s became trending topics. I mention the...
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The Venture Economy

Innovation and entrepreneurship are hughly important to transform our economies. Not an easy undertaking these days. Yet, despite the financial crisis and increasing unemployment rates, I like to mention two disruptive developments that, in addition to crowd funding (see blog...
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Platform Publishing – a new operating model for media companies

Traditional media companies manage diversified portfolios of newspapers, magazines, Internet, radio and TV channels. As a result of decreasing (print) volumes and a shift of advertising spend from print to Internet, mobile and TV, profit margins are diminishing year over...
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Open Incubation goes mainstream through crowd funding

A few weeks ago Deloitte published the TMT Predictions 2013. One of the predictions covers the rise of crowd funding portals. Well-known international players are Causes, Kickstarter and Ulule. In addition, numerous niche or local crowd funding initiatives have been...
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The End of the Debt Fueled Economy

In the industrial age, the GDP growth in the Western world had been funded by constantly increasing debt levels. Governments, companies and families were able to take on more loans through sofisticated financial instruments. Countries year after year funded deficits...
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