These Are Germany’s 4 Billion Dollar Startups

When it comes to thinking about so-called “unicorn” startups – those that are valued at $1 billion or more – two countries come to mind: America and China. America, of course, gave the world Uber, AirBNB, SpaceX, and WeWork: companies so embedded in the news and mass media that most in the west hardly think…

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3 Reasons Why Canada’s Startup Scene Might Be The Next Big Thing

Canada is home to some of the world’s most successful startups. Among others, Canada can count KIK messaging, Slack, Shopify, Hootsuite, and Thalmic Labs – creator of the Myo armband, which allows people to interact with technology through gestures and motions – as native success stories.  (Via: Thalmic Labs/YouTube) In fact, Canada’s business ecosystem is so entrepreneur-friendly…

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Where are the Risks and Rewards for Tech Startups?

You’ve had your own company, ReadWrite, go global, and watch other companies do the same, so you’re well positioned to talk about how companies expand in foreign markets. Looking at the world now, what are the biggest opportunities for tech companies in foreign markets in 2017?   We saw huge growth in previous years, and…

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Southeast Asia: Best Kept Secret for Growth and Opportunity

“The ASEAN region has seven “unicorn startups” What do you see as the biggest opportunities and biggest risks in 2017 for U.S. businesses in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region? Despite uncertainty in the global environment, the ASEAN region is forecasted to have an average rate of growth above 5 percent GDP per…

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