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.
It seems like everyone is pitching a new cryptocurrency “investment” these days. Telegram raised more than $1.5 billion in an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) this year, and startups like Dragon, Filecoin and Tezos have all raised 9-figure sums this way. Even as prices of... Read more
Is corporate venture capital (CVC) — the investment of corporate funds directly in external startup companies — the future of VC funding? The numbers don’t lie. Global CVC activity reached record highs in 2017: $31.2 billion in funding across 1,791 deals,... Read more
The headline of a recent post on Recode says it all: “A whopping 80% of all venture capital investment goes to just three states. That has to change.” Those three states would be California, New York and Massachusetts. The entirety of the Midwest — all 12 states... Read more
Peter Thiel is one of the savviest investors of our time. His $2.5 billion net worth is proof of that. So when Thiel says the next big innovations will be born in the American Midwest, it’s probably a safe bet that he’s onto something — especially since he is planning to put his money where his mouth is.