All posts by Carmine Pellegrino

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[MTB Podcast] Episode 5: How blockchain based capital raising can reshape private securities markets

On this episode, Rashad Kurbanov stops by to discuss how blockchain based capital raising can reshape private securities markets. What issues plague the current start-up and growth companies’ capital raising process? Is ICO the only way to use blockchain to raise capital? Do regulations need to change or should technology be adopted to meet regulatory requirements? What benefits are there for the entrepreneurs and investors from using blockchain based platforms? How iownit.us is approaching technology and regulations to develop capital markets infrastructure for non-public companies?

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[MTB Podcast] Episode 3: The role of artificial intelligence in our future

On this episode, Vivek Wadhwa (@wadhwa) stops by to talk about the future. What’s it going to look like? Are we prepared for it? Who is going to come out on top in the workforce? We dive deep into the role that artificial intelligence will play in our futures, especially when it comes to work, and also discuss what our future economic and education systems may look like in the time of exponential technological change.

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[MTB Podcast] Episode 2: Inside GDPR & The Future of Data Privacy (Sabrina Ross & Eliott Behar)

In this episode, we get to grips with the origins of GDPR (e.g. where did it come from and why), what impact – good and bad – it will have on the global economy, how companies can better build trust with consumers in this digital-first world and what is next for the world of privacy regulation in both the USA and Europe. You won’t want to miss this oustanding discussion. Enjoy!

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Europe Bridge Organizations in Silicon Valley – Version 1.1

The report we launch today is specifically focused on the subset of the so-called “Bridge Organizations”, that play a key role of support, aggregation and network. Our ultimate goal is to create a central directory for startups, corporates, investors, and governments interested to find information on the organizations which might help plan an approach or a presence in Silicon Valley.

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Scaleup Italy – SEP Monitor, Dec 2017

“What’s wrong in Italy? It just moves too slow.”That was the blunt answer of Augusto Marietti during an interview a few years ago. Originally from Rome, Augusto is the CEO and co-founder of Kong (formerly known as Mashape), who just closed a $18 million round led by Andreessen Horowitz.

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Scaleup UK 2017 – SEP Monitor, 2017

34% of European scaleups come from the UK and 35% (30 out of 86) of the European scalers (large tech companies raising over $100M) live across the Channel. Our research confirms that, to date, the UK has been the epicentre of Scaleup Europe.

STARTUP M&As – Report, 2017

Mind the Bridge and Crunchbase (with the support of Orrick) have tracked over 15,500 startup exits worldwide since 2010 for a total value of about 1.3 trillion dollars. The US and Europe still control the majority of deals and capital (83%), with Silicon Valley running the show: the top 15 world acquirers are all US companies with 9 from Silicon Valley.

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MTB Open Innovation in Europe 2017

Open Innovation is just one word, but can be many things. From exposure to disruptive technologies to education and digital transformation, from startup acceleration to commercial engagement to startup investments and acquisitions. Not all of these are proven to be effective all the time.

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SEC2SV Policy Hack 2017

The Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) annual mission, created and organized by Mind the Bridge as part of the Startup Europe Partnership initiative and co-organized with EIT Digital, brought together a group of entrepreneurs, investors, managers, and policy makers from both sides of the Atlantic in the Bay Area.