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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February 3rd, 2016

Fashion luxury: omnichannel retailing is no longer optional

Massimo Fubini, CEO and founder at ContactLab

Omnichannel and fashion luxury: 2016 promises to be a critical year. As millennials grow up, the fashion luxury target becomes more varied and unpredictable and customers begin to ask for higher service personalization and new engagement models. Without a strong …

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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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November 11th, 2015

Online vs offline? Different strategies, but shared goals


We have been among the first Italian advocates of the message that digital technologies, new ideas and new businesses are essential to Italy’s economic fabric. They can bring innovation even to already brilliant entrepreneurship which is sometimes too focused on …

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