There are lessons printers can learn from other people’s businesses…. especially when those businesses fail. Start-up companies are a good source of research because the timeline is short, the mistakes stand out, and the founders are often willing to talk about what went wrong. “Why did your business fail?” I...
Credit: Womena Facebook page Three female-led tech start-ups from Egypt are among the total eight to have been selected as participants in the second cycle of ‘Womentum Accelerator’, a unique four-month experience-based program that helps grow the most promising startups of their kind from across the MENA region, with the...
The Rise of Regtech The volume of data produced by the financial industry today is massive. Leveraging this data to extract customer insights and prevent fraud requires analysis beyond the ability of any single team. Regulatory technology – or Regtech – is the branch of emerging technology rising to meet...
Fintech startups, beware: Banks are coming after your customers. If the giants of the banking world manage to crack the code of how to market to and serve millennials, that is. Should that day come, the financial-research firm Autonomous Next says, financial-technology firms' advantage will shrink and "at least one...
A large number of start-ups, and small and medium enterprises in the country view corruption or bureaucratic inefficiencies, securing loans and funding as major challenges in 2019, according to a report by citizens engagement forum LocalCircles.  The report, which is based on responses from over 15,000 start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs,...
The new wave of sobriety start-ups shaking the 12-step model The circle of chairs has achieved a culturally iconic status. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings are so prevalent in television dramas that you'd think the 12-step program was sponsoring the networks. But in the past few years, a new recovery...
This time last year, the crypto bull market stole the spotlight. In the midst of bitcoin’s wild run, we announced the Matrix FinTech Index in recognition of the top 10 publicly traded U.S. fintechs quietly surpassing $100 billion in total market capitalization. We predicted that in 2018, the fintechs would prove...
You are here: / / Aiming to disrupt building construction, Autodesk invests $1.15 billion in two startups Aiming to disrupt building construction, Autodesk invests $1.15 billion in two startups December 27, 2018 by Autodesk’s fast-paced acquisitions, totaling more than $1.1 billion dollars, of BuildingConnected and PlanGrid portend the company’s strong...
Fintech adoption continues to grow and disrupt traditional banking models. What lies in store in Southeast Asia over the coming 12 months? By John Pennington In the Asia-Pacific region, the fintech market is projected to reach US$72 billion by 2020. In Southeast Asia, the market is growing quicker in some countries...
  Big tech companies are pouring tens of billions of dollars into research on artificial intelligence (AI). Can small startups hope to enter AI markets and compete effectively? A recent survey we did of commercial AI startups provides some intriguing insights into how they work, and how and where they compete...