All posts by Monia Ben Nejima

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The Italian Scaleup Ecosystem in the Making.

Conducive to bringing forth an innovation plan for the Italian startup ecosystem, Mind the Bridge and  Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) – in partnership with  AGI (a prominent Italian economic and industry news agency) – presented the 2017 SEP Monitor “Scaleup Italy”. The launch event has been organized at the historic Tempio di Adriano in Rome, exactly 6 years after the appointment of […]

M&As and exits analysis in InsurTech [part 2]

<This blogpost is part of our InsurTech series – here’s our previous post> Moving towards a horizontal InsurTech industry InsurTech entrepreneurs are present all over the world, innovation has no borders for those looking to disrupt the traditional insurance industry. Germany, France and the UK are the top three InsurTech markets in Europe, and London, […]

Open innovation – fact or fiction?

The beautiful and ugly truth about financial sector startup-corporate collaboration The financial services sector talks are notably about innovation needs and collaboration with startups. Is it just a talk or is the sector truly walking the walk? As FinTech solutions get increasingly adopted, the FinTech adoption trends pose threat to the corporates and increases their […]

From Insurance to Insurtech (part 1)

The insurance apple is ripe for technological disruption — Today we are starting a new series of blogposts dedicated to a vertical we cover with particular interest. Mind the Bridge offers a program in Silicon Valley for both startups and corporates in the InsurTech and Automotive sectors to facilitate innovation through collaboration. Reach out to us to […]

A doubleshot AdEspresso, Hootsuite orders.

Bridging Italian talent to success through Silicon Valley. The good news is that the Facebook ads manager AdEspresso has been acquired by the Canadian social media managing platform Hootsuite on February 7, 2017. Carlo Forghieri, Armando Biondi and Massimo Chieruzzi originally spun out of an ad agency in Italy in 2012 and are now based […]

How to achieve corporate innovation, through scaleup-corporate collaboration

First Things First. What Is Open Innovation? Open innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external as well as internal strategies in order to advance their use of technology. This also means sharing risk and reward with the new partners. Extending this concept further, global companies focused on open innovation […]

Jobandtalent’s Series B round of funding hit $42M.

Will they be the next EU Unicorn? The world’s leading job marketplace and e-recruitment platform announced its most recent funding hit a $42 million Series B round. Skype founder Niklas Zennström led the latest funding round of Jobandtalent with his VC firm Atomico on June 13, 2016. Zennström believes that Jobandtalent’s unique technology and algorithm […]