10 Lessons on How to Be a Smart Startup Founder from Vitaly Golomb, Investor & Global Startup Evangelist

 

Vitaly Golomb is a Silicon Valley-based investor, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and acclaimed designer. He leads investments at HP Tech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Silicon Valley’s original startup. Vitaly is also a contributing writer to TechCrunch and author of the upcoming book: Accelerated Startup – The New Business School.

Prior to joining HP Tech Ventures, Vitaly took three companies from idea to exit. One of them wasKeen Systems (Acquired by Aleyant), an award-winning e-commerce software company, the mastermind behind the award-winning “Print is Big” campaign. Vitaly was also the Executive Producer of the Startup AddVenture conference across seven countries.

The pitfalls, challenges and lessons learnt in 30 years of B2B. Interview with Walker Colston, Senior Vice President, Support at Ixia

Walker Colston is Senior Vice President, Support at Ixia and he is responsible for the quality of technical support and clients’ happiness. Part of IXIA’s team since 2003, Walker has over 30 years of experience in the IT&C industry and management. He has also worked for global companies ranked in Top Fortune 500, as well as for startups in the tech field.

The False Sense of Cyber Security in the IT Industry

 

In a world where Russia is believed to be a cyber threat to the US elections, Yahoo has supposedly aided US email surveillance by adapting their spam filter, Verizon’s CEO, who acquired Yahoo earlier this year, is “not that shocked” about their breach that exposed 500 million users, and social media is linked to the most young terrorists’ recruitment, according to CNBC – cyber security has a become a top concern in the IT industry.

The 7 Commandments of Startup Investment. Advice from Robert Neivert, Venture Partner at 500 Startups

I came up with the title of this article before I began writing it, which hardly ever happens. And I was so proud of it too, before I googled it and found an almost exact version – what were the odds? I’m taking it in stride though, since it was published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. It’s pretty cool and it’s written from the investor’s standpoint, so if you’re an investor you can check it out here.

If you’re a startup founder however, keep reading because you’re going to get some grade A advice from Robert Neivert, Venture Partner at 500 Startups who specializes in B2B seed investments.

Connect with 1000+ tech professionals from 18 countries at How to Web Conference 2016

Ready, steady, start connecting! 1000+ European tech professionals from 18 countries, 50 of the best European tech startups, trusted mentors and experienced speakers will attend How to Web Conference on November 1 & 2 at the National Theatre of Bucharest. Don’t miss the chance to meet them and explore potential business opportunities! Plus, starting today you can use How to Web Meet, the official mobile app of the conference developed by our friends from mReady, to check out who else is coming and schedule meetings in advance. You only have access to How to Web Meet if you booked your ticket for How to Web. If you didn’t, hurry up! Early Bird tickets are only available by Monday, October 24th!

Fintech: The ‘Perfect Storm’ Brewing in the Market

 

Fintech, or “financial technology”, is taking the world by storm with disruptive solutions that advance IT infrastructure and change consumer behaviour. But it has actually been around for a long time, longer than you would think. Forbes pinpoints its beginning a few decades ago, in the 1950s, but the New York Times goes even further – a century further to be more exact. They place the invention of the first fintech device way back to 1865. Yes, you read that right. One thing is clear though, it’s a sector that has been evolving constantly ever since.

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