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June 9th, 2016

What could encourage innovation in Italy? More freedom for institutional investors

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As frequently highlighted by researchers and the industry, the importance of looking beyond traditional investment tools, as well as recognizing the potential difficulties associated with alternative investments (such as illiquid asset class restrictions), is accepted all over the world. Institutional …

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May 5th, 2016

The rise of the experiential traveller and what it means for the travel market

Alessandro Petazzi, Co-Founder & CEO, Musement

As modern life has become globalised and significantly homogenized due to the widespread adoption of new technologies, the expectations and desires of travellers have changed. Through mobile devices, tablets and computers, travellers are more connected than ever, and yet, paradoxically, …

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April 27th, 2016

Exit growth: a changing geography

Alessandro Petrich, Analyst at P101

Exit, the “magic word” when it comes to start-up investment, does no longer frighten Europe. According to the European Tech Exits Report by Tech.eu, in 2015, in the tech industry only, European exits have been 594 – 65% more than …

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March 2nd, 2016

Big retailers: stellar delay in digitization

Luca Catzola, Venture Partner P101

Italian large retailers have an enormous potential but are afraid of the digital revolution. They shun omnichannel strategy, missing sales for tens of billions of Euros. Other industries, such as tourism and electronics, have seized the digital challenge – so …

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January 20th, 2016

Artificial Intelligence – Will It Change the World Soon‎?

Giuseppe Donvito, Partner P101

“I’ll teach it to let friends in by looking at their faces when they ring the doorbell,” said Mark Zuckerberg speaking of artificial intelligence in a recent Facebook post, referring to the idea of designing his own Artificial Intelligence by …

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January 13th, 2016

If you think we are miles away from multimodal travel solutions, think again!

Paul Pontecorvo, VP Marketing at Waynaut

The business of digital tourism is worth around 10 billion euros, or in other terms, 20% of the entire tourism industry. Transport, with its 72% turnover, has by now earned the role of main protagonist in this scene (data by …

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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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