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Why US scale-ups fail in Europe

I’ve previously written various blogs about specific issues that European scale-ups face in going to the US (such as http://bit.ly/USReadiness) and that US scale-ups face in coming to Europe. http://bit.ly/EuropeSurprises. I’ve also ...

Robert Mollen
03 Jul

Why US scale-ups fail in Europe

I’ve previously written various blogs about specific issues that European scale-ups face in going to the US (such as http://bit.ly/USReadiness) and that US scale-ups face in coming to Europe. http://bit.ly/EuropeSurprises. I’ve also ...

Robert Mollen
03 Jul

From the Rock Market to the Stock Market

Those from a certain generation will know the backstory to the title. ‘From the rock market to the stock market’ was the ad slogan of a famous television commercial, with a pinstriped executive dancing on his desk, that was used ...

Richard Copland
26 Jun

Why won't Google eat you?

Written by Viren Lall, Managing Director at ChangeSchool I love Google Translate. It was in August 2016, in Rio de Janiero, when our eyes first truly met. I picked up Google Translate on my iPhone at the 2016 Olympics, and it turned ...

Kaplan Inc
18 Jun

Moneyball for corporate innovation

Thought piece written by Future Shaper Contributor Dan Toma  The 2011 Moneyball movie starring Brad Pitt as coach Billy Beane of the Oakland Athletics is probably one of the most talked about movies in the lean startup community. Based on ...

Dan Toma
11 Jun

What goes around, comes around, in Innovation

It is funny but that often-used phrase “what goes around, comes around” seems appropriate here. I was catching up with my often collaborator and sparring partner on “all things innovating” Jeffrey Phillips  recently, and within our conversation, some of ...

Paul Hobcraft
05 Jun

Your “screwed-up” startup capital structure may doom your business

Over the past several months, I have seen a number of companies with seemingly good businesses and innovations struggle to get early stage funding. Why is that? Because they already have problems in their capital structure that make it difficult ...

Robert Mollen
29 May

How Bitcoin is Changing the Face of eCommerce

Since the advent of Internet marketing, ecommerce has been on the rise. It’s seen an explosion in recent years, with global e-retail sales amounting to an impressive 2.3 trillion U.S. dollars worldwide. This figure is expected to grow to 4.48 ...

Sally Perkins
21 May

Applying the Three Horizon Thinking to a Fresh Perspective of Innovation Design

There is huge value in applying the three horizon framework into your thinking. It is as useful a framework that you can get, to help decide where you are heading. It is not just for innovation application, that can determine ...

Paul Hobcraft
14 May

Ten Funding Fallacies

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP. Having ventured into controversy with my blog on the Trump Factor, I’m emboldened to take on a much more controversial subject -- what kinds of ...

Robert Mollen
08 May

Seed Stage Startup Funding -- Three Avoidable Pitfalls

I’ve written before about various startup funding fallacies that I frequently encounter. http://bit.ly/2mC29Fb and http://bit.ly/2oY3jtp. I’m returning to the funding topic because I think there are some special issues for ...

Robert Mollen
30 Apr

Seed Stage Startup Funding -- Three Avoidable Pitfalls

I’ve written before about various startup funding fallacies that I frequently encounter. http://bit.ly/2mC29Fb and http://bit.ly/2oY3jtp. I’m returning to the funding topic because I think there are some special issues for ...

Robert Mollen
30 Apr
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