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18 June 2014
Every year, IBAN (Italian Business angels network) conducts a Survey to analyse the Italian market of informal venture capital, both from the point of view of investments made and from that of the characteristics of business angels, publishing a survey that for over 10 years has...
16 June 2014
Great news from our rocking partner based in Amsterdam, rockstart.accelerator, one of the best European accelerators together with TechStars London. Below their last press release announcing Demo Day (held on the 12th) and 10 hot Web&Mobile startups. Rockstart revealed that this has been...
12 June 2014
Elephone is billed as the world's first smart and social phone directory. It will offer a lookup service for users to find details of unrecognized phone numbers, access to a global contact address book, and an innovative new feature to personalize and manage the information others see about them...
19 May 2014
We are proudly Media Partner of Arabnet, below their last press release, focusing on the online shopping and its growth in the Middle East. The Middle East is among the most dynamic regions embracing online shopping, the highest being the UAE, where around 51% (1) of people are shopping online....
15 May 2014
  I grew up in Switzerland. The closest place where we could go skiing in the winter was a 1,650m mountain 15min away from home. Due to global warming and the progressively poorer snow conditions, in 2003 the resort was converted into a summer-only park, with a spa and hiking trails. To...
12 May 2014
When I was in Singapore, ready to go to Hong Kong few investors told me: “in Hong Kong you will have much more time to for sight-seeing, there isn’t that much up there in the early stage sector”. Actually at the end the landscape resulted to be not that bad. It was more difficult to identify and...
8 May 2014
GMIC is the Global Mobile Internet Conference that touches four cities every year: Beijing, Tokyo, New Dheli and San Francisco. Marco Gervasi reports from the 2014 Beijing event. Can androids be more human-like than humans? The answer from professor Hiroshi Ishiguro from Osaka University is...
8 May 2014
GMIC is the Global Mobile Internet Conference that touches four cities every year: Beijing, Tokyo, New Dheli and San Francisco. Marco Gervasi reports for Startupbusiness from the 2014 Beijing event. Alibaba last year launched Yuebao. It is a simple financial instrument that pays a 6% annualised...
5 May 2014
InterNations is the first international community for all people living and working abroad. Founded in 2007 by three young entrepreneurs from Germany (former expatriates themselves), it has become the biggest expatriate network worldwide. InterNations now unites more than 1 million expats and...
30 April 2014
According to Arabnet, the hub for Arab digital professionals and entrepreneurs, digital advertising is going to be a great challenge for traditional agencies next years in Mena area. Global ad spend is on track to grow by 5.5% this year and reach $537 billion, with online ad spend...
25 April 2014
  International investment advisory firm U-Start yestarday announced the selected startups that will compete at U-Start Conference Europe, the final leg of its global pitch event , that will be held in Lugano, Switzerland, next Monday ( 28th of April)  The live pitch event will see...
16 April 2014
Every year hundreds of technology startups from Europe, Asia, the Americas and the rest of world attempt to enter the US market. Some do so with enormous success and resources, others less so or actually fail. What better way to understand what they tackled with than...
15 April 2014
With a number of key indicators pointing to strong growth in startups and other new digital businesses in the UAE, the region’s hub for digital investment and innovation is to again host the region’s key digital event, the ArabNet Digital Summit. “The digital opportunity in the GCC is undoubtedly...
15 April 2014
The Far East is the first leg of my trip around the world in search and discovery of the most significant hubs for startups and the early stage venture capital market. In the last couple of years (as co-founder and MD of the angel group Italian Angels for Growth) I observed a clear trend of...