In the world of M&A, the distinction between known unknowns and unknown unknowns becomes apparent when acquiring established companies versus startups. While established companies come with known uncertainties based on historical performance, startups operate in the realm of unknown possibilities. Valuing startups proves challenging as traditional metrics and multiples may not apply.
Main highlights from “Building businesses of the future: to what extent is innovation key to growth?” panel, moderated by Thomas Lee-Devlin, Global business correspondent, part of the Business Innovation Summit organized in London on March 28 by Economist Impact. Among the speakers, our Chairman Alberto Onetti.
Mind the Bridge (MTB), global open innovation platform providing services and products to corporates and local startup ecosystems, opens a brand-new Innovation Center in Tel Aviv for better supporting corporates in their quest for innovation in the Startup Nation. Ilan Regenbaum, Israeli/American entrepreneur, startup advisor and public speaker, serves as Managing Director.
A significant transformation is happening in the way we do things, and the answer is digitalization. Industry 4.0 refers to a new phase in the Industrial Revolution that focuses heavily on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data. Mind the Bridge is hosting Scaleup Summit South Korea (Seoul, September 19-20): 7 startups operating in this field are invited. The event will include curated panels and visits to the local ecosystems, where corporates, investors, and scaleups operating in specific industry verticals can do business and spot technology trends.
On September 21st, Kised (Korean Institute of Startup and Entrepreneurial Development) and Mind the Bridge we will host a Korean Scaleup Demo Day, as the final event of a 2-month long Acceleration and Global Market Entry program. The event is part of the Korean-American Startup Summit scheduled for September 19-21.