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Microsoft is Coming for Agriculture. Is That a Good Thing?

Microsoft is Coming for Agriculture. Is That a Good Thing?

Here’s a headline I didn’t expect to see: “Microsoft Bringing AI to Ag.” From the author of that headline in Farm Journal: “Standing before a crowd of farmers at the 2018 Farm Journal AgTech Expo, keynote speaker Josh Henretig voiced what he believed a lot of farmers were thinking.

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My New Year’s Resolution for 2019

My New Year’s Resolution for 2019

The end of the year is a time to sit, relax with family and be happy for what you’ve accomplished over the last 12 months. It’s also a time to give thanks for all of the advantages we enjoy. For me, a lot of that turns back to innovation and the amazing work being... Read more
Investing with Impact: The New Rules of Making a Difference

Investing with Impact: The New Rules of Making a Difference

iSelect was not conceived as an impact investment fund. When we started the idea was (and continues to be) to find the best and brightest entrepreneurs outside of Silicon Valley and make lots of small bets investing to support them in their new ventures. When the winners emerge, double down on those. This is investment strategy, not altruism at play.

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Lost Causes and the Power of Innovation

Lost Causes and the Power of Innovation

Innovation is about more than just apps, SaaS and the Internet of Things. It’s also about cutting-edge medical treatments. It’s about taking on the most difficult cases. It’s about making the world a better place.

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