Venture Edition #15 – Return to Risk-On

Month: August 2015

Venture Edition #15 – Return to Risk-On

on August 27, 2015

This week’s lead article, Return to Risk-On, is topical given the turmoil in the public markets. Across growing geographies we are now seeing sudden and pronounced displays of the inherent risk of risk assets. We are also seeing a sudden, mass re-acknowledgement of risk. Many start-ups will find a positive path through the difficulty that is worsening and spreading through public markets, commodity prices, developing world currencies and macro economies. We will see more caution and cautiously funded evolution and a bit less hype and claims to revolution.

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Venture Bytes #14 – Digital Ads – Time to Follow the Growing Crowds

on August 17, 2015

This week’s lead article is titled Digital Ads – Time To Follow The Growing Crowds. Digital advertising spending in the emerging markets lags the developed markets. Twitter, for instance, gets 36% of its total revenues from international markets when 77% of its user base is international. Facebook gets 51% of revenues from the international markets when a whopping 85% of its monthly active users are outside the United States and Canada. What gives? We believe digital ad platforms need to proactively position themselves to follow the growing crowds.

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