Zombies v. Unicorns – The Jury is IN

Venture Capital Funnel Shows Odds of Becoming a Unicorn Are Less than 1% New research from CB Insights shows the chance of investments in global tech startups really paying off is around 1% - further underlying the need for diversification in over 100 companies in your portfolio. High conviction investors typically focus on 5-10 possibly … Continue reading Zombies v. Unicorns – The Jury is IN

Global Venture Funding Grows

Investors put an estimated $47.8 billion to work globally across seed, venture and technology growth rounds in the second quarter of this year, according to Crunchbase projections. That marks an increase of about 16 percent over the prior quarter and a slight dip from the year-ago period. Read the full quarterly report here.

Emerald Age for Tech Startups In Australia?

A new age begins with an $800 Billion opportunity over the next decade. We wrote recently in the Australian newspapers about a potential Golden Age for tech startups approaching. But perhaps this is better described an an Emerald Age. Our police force is often described as the thin blue line between law/order and chaos. Similarly … Continue reading Emerald Age for Tech Startups In Australia?

The Way Forward for Innovation in Australia

Old innovation ecosystem models are broken, it is time to realise the open models based around startups (particularly scalable global product based tech startups) are the key to our future. The above diagram by StartupCommons summarises the change in focus at a macro level, we also need to look at the basics of our cultural … Continue reading The Way Forward for Innovation in Australia

AR/VR Patent Rates Not Exploding Alone

Excellent article from The Information on how Microsoft is leading the augmented reality patent war. Meanwhile this week ... HP (the printer manufacturers who split from their enterprise business 10 months ago) is consolidating their share of the printing market with 6,500 patents being acquired from Samsung for a little over $1b to consolidate market … Continue reading AR/VR Patent Rates Not Exploding Alone

Facial recognition goes mainstream

Home and office facial recognition is now a plug and play exercise set to go mainstream (thanks to crowd sourcing) in homes, small businesses and maybe even departmentally in corporates and government from as little as $200. Combine this with integration services that are now also rapidly becoming cheap and simple and cost effective tailored … Continue reading Facial recognition goes mainstream