December 30th, 2015

Startup: DOs and DON’Ts When Asking Venture Capital Funding

Glenda Grazioli, Junior Partner P101

With just one day left to New Year’s Eve, good intentions abound. Some people throw themselves on diets, others on new loves or work. If your purpose is to change your life and pursue your business idea, then it could …

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December 23rd, 2015

Offline communication: a “blast” of tradition in a world devoted to innovation

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The idea behind a startup is crucial, but alone it cannot guarantee its success. Marketing and communication play an essential role in the success of a startup, as they help build a distinctive corporate positioning and create brand awareness. Limited …

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December 18th, 2015

VIDEO: Azimut’s Chairman and CEO Pietro Giuliani tells Andrea Di Camillo why Italy should invest in innovation

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“In Italy, we are somehow backwards both in the sense of investing in new projects, and generally in promoting the emergence of innovative or disruptive companies. But if we don’t invest in this direction, before long we will be doomed …

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December 9th, 2015

FinTech, or the Uberization of Finance

Giuseppe Donvito, Partner P101

“Silicon Valley is coming” warned JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon in his annual letter to shareholders, pointing out at the increasing number of startups working on various alternatives to traditional banking. He was referring especially to the lending business, whereby …

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December 2nd, 2015

Internet of Things, Internet of Everything or more simply… The beginning of an “interconnected” life

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Connected objects that can communicate with each other without any need for human intervention: a bed that talks to the blinds and the coffee machine – so that with a simple gesture, getting out of bed, the blinds roll up …

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November 25th, 2015

E–grocery: smart logistics is the key

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As Jeff Bezos and Jack Ma have very well understood, digital and physical networks are increasingly interconnected. We order online, confirm by email, but then we receive our goods thanks to a courier that delivers them to our door or …

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November 18th, 2015

Why the “digital disruption” should lead to rethink traditional business models

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Francisco Gonzalez, CEO of the renowned international bank BBVA, has stated that 50% of the banks could disappear in the coming years due to the so-called digital disruption in the fintech industry. The former CEO of Cisco said that 40% …

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November 11th, 2015

Introducing NewsFromThePlatform: P101 Official Blog

Andrea Di Camillo, Managing Partner at P101

We have created NewsFromThePlatform to tell what happens on our roof terrace, which is the place where our ideas circulate, mix and merge, and where we are continuously stimulated by the smart, innovative people who work with us. What is …

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November 11th, 2015

Amazon Prime lands in Milan. But are we sure that “faster” delivery is better than “more punctual” or “to the right place”?

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In the USA they have a saying: “don’t drink and Prime” that has by now replaced the more traditional admonition “don’t drink and drive” with reference to the habit of driving after having a few too many drinks. Indeed, online …

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