In case you missed it, here’s Part 1 with our first 5 findings about the metaverse ecosystem. Now let’s continue! 6. Where's the money going? In the first 5 months of 2022, over $120 billion was invested in metaverse technologies and infrastructure, but where did that go exactly? VC investment trends indicate that there is... Continue Reading →
We spent 4 weeks exploring the metaverse ecosystem in Europe and here’s what we found: Part 1
✨Metaverse✨. . . it's got to mean something more than various iterations of Mark Zuckerberg's avatar, right? As part of INSEAD's SSUP, we – Chelcie Poole, Nikita Bokil and Cameron Smith – formed a team with the mission of cutting through the hype and exploring how the metaverse and extended reality (XR) ecosystem is developing... Continue Reading →
ESTONIA’S STARTUP BOOM!
With seven unicorns founded by Estonians and/or by a founding team based in Estonia, Tallinn rightfully claims to be a flourishing haven for budding startups. Yet most outside of the Baltics may have never heard of this Startup hub or its habit of churning out tech Unicorns. To uncover the secret behind the rapid growth... Continue Reading →
5 things we learnt about Entrepreneurship.
It's been almost 3 weeks since we kicked off our start up tour and we've been to Berlin, Amsterdam, and now London before heading to our last stop in Paris. We were lucky enough to have met a lot of cool companies and entrepreneurs on the way. Each one of us in the team had... Continue Reading →
APX: Acceleration and early-stage funding by Axel Springer and Porsche
‘SSUP! Team 53°N interviewed Jörg Rheinboldt, former business angel and Managing Director of Berlin-based APX – a joint venture between Axel Springer and Porsche. We met Jörg in an almost empty APX office in Berlin, that houses several of their participating start-ups. “Normally there are a lot more people here, but you come here in... Continue Reading →
StuDocu offers you all the study resources you need to score BIG…. On your exam of course!
Team SaaSEAD’s interview with Marnix Broer, Co-founder of Studocu – a platform for students to find the study resources shared by their fellow students. By just typing the name of their university, students can access summaries of books, past exams, and tons of lecture notes. The idea of a student note-sharing platform was born, perhaps... Continue Reading →
Holoplot – “Hearing is believing” – a new audio-technology to control sound
53 Degrees North interviewed Roman Sick, CEO of Holoplot, in his office in a warehouse building in Berlin, and got a demo of this brilliant new sound technology in their own showroom. It’s not the first time Roman has been participating in innovative projects as an entrepreneur, but this one is definitely one of his... Continue Reading →
Allégro into Entrepreneurship & Just3things
Team SaaSEAD's interview with Erinn Collier, CRO and Co-Founder at Just3things How many entrepreneurs do you know that started off as professional ballet dancers? Well, team SaasSEAD only knows one and that’s Erinn Collier, CRO and co-Founder at just3things, a unique platform that enables organizations to align cross-functionally and to work more efficiently by empowering teams to prioritize their most important goals. The platform addresses some key... Continue Reading →
Capdesk – ‘pivotal’ for your company’s cap table
‘SSUP! Team 53°N interviewed Copenhagen-based CTO and co-founder Mikkel Boje (left on picture) of Capdesk – a story about finding the right business idea and the right business partners. We met Mikkel in his office in a building that was previously a stronghold for Danish photographers. Although some photographers still have their studios there, recently... Continue Reading →
AmberScript: Why take notes manually when a state-of-the-art technology can transcribe your audio automatically
Team SaaSEAD's interview with Peter-Paul founder and CEO of AmberScript and an INSEAD alumni class of '17 July Located at Venture Builders in Amsterdam, AmberScript uses state-of-the-art speech recognition technology to quickly transcribe your audio automatically. Basically, the technology is composed of 2 parts, the first part is the speech to text engine, which automatically transforms your audio to text in 29 languages. The second is an... Continue Reading →