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The survival of banks in the digital age

VC-backed Fintech companies raised $12.7B across 836 deals in 2016. Europe Fintech deal activity reached five-year high, rising 11% compared to 2015 and 124% compared to 2011’s total. Indeed, European VC-backed companies raised $1.2B across 179 deals. This success is not accidental: investors know that more and more consumers prefer to turn to these new… Read more »

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Advanced Analytics – or how to use big data to innovate your business

The amount of data and their importance to business is growing constantly. There follows the need to study, classify, and especially use them in the right away. To this end, advanced analyitics are gaining significant space and role: they are the autonomous or semi-autonomous examination of data or content using sophisticated techniques and tools, in… Read more »

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VC Party: the value of networking

On February 27th and for the second year, the German JOIN Capital and the Italian P101 organized the VC Party, within the framework of the SuperVenture conference. This conference is the “sister” of SuperReturn International – the famous private equity and venture capital event that every year brings together more than 2,000 leaders and industry… Read more »

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E-commerce and traditional retail, a new friendship

The Italian digital market is taking off: the number of customers has increased to 21 million, and purchase frequency and average amount have increased too. 2017 could be the year that sees the highest e-commerce growth since 2010, reaching a value of 23.4 billion Euros – according to a report presented by Netcomm this week…. Read more »

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Insurtech: the new face of insurance

974 companies in 53 countries for 16.5 billion dollars investment. It is the insurtech industry, which in recent years has undergone a real boom. In the first half of 2016 the number of transactions has almost doubled compared to the same period in 2015, reaching 77 operations. Insurtech platforms are estimated to grow by 34%… Read more »

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Cyber security, an investment opportunity for innovation

Over 1600 deals for more than $13 billion that have been invested since 2012. An estimated growth  of 700% over the next 10 years, and the creation of 2 million new jobs in the US alone. We are talking of cyber security, i.e. tech companies that offer products and services for the protection of digital… Read more »

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Innovation, a Mediterranean formula

Forget Silicon Valley: Europe is more and more often in the spotlight when it comes to start-ups. The latest news is that Facebook, along with the businessman Xavier Niel, will open the world’s largest company incubator in Paris. It will be called Station F and will host a thousand start-ups, as well as a special… Read more »

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Big data, a whole new life for companies (if they learn how to use them)

The transformational potential of big data is huge. The volume of data continues to double every three years as information pours in from digital platforms, wireless sensors, virtual-reality applications, and billions of mobile phones. Data-storage capacity has increased, while its cost has plummeted. In Italy alone, the market for big data reached a value of… Read more »

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Virtual reality and augmented reality: are they really the future?

According to TechCrunch experts, by the year 2018 our smartphones will be able to support virtual reality and augmented reality. This is despite a fluctuating market, that last year had to face some difficulties – especially in the field of virtual reality (VR). In fact, VR reached a total revenue of $2.7 billion at the… Read more »