Thu.Jan 09, 2020

UBI Global Announces New CEO Fredrik Grufvisare

UBI Global

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – UBI Global, an intelligence company and community founded in 2013 and located in Stockholm, Sweden, announced today that Fredrik Grufvisare has been appointed to the role of CEO.


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

You don’t need to be a famous inventor or scientist like Ben Franklin in order to be eligible to enter our $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest. But, the innovators who win our contests tend to have one thing in common; they see things differently. Ben Franklin Technology Partners, in partnership with the Startup Alleghenies initiative, is looking for the region’s tech-entrepreneurs, innovators, and small manufacturers who are developing new products, processes, or software applications.

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AVC 3.0

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Welcome to the new AVC. This is the third “iteration” of this blog. The first iteration (AVC 1.0) was the Typepad era during which I redesigned AVC a number of times using Typepad’s tools. That lasted from September 2003 to February 2014. About six years ago, we moved AVC to WordPress and did a significant redesign (AVC 2.0) and very little has changed since then. AVC 2.0 had a nice long run and served its purpose very well. .

Can your employees recruit from a customer or supplier?


The recruitment traps. It has happened to all of us who have been leaders in business long enough. One of your employees is approached by an employee of a customer or of a supplier, stating that “It sure would be great to work in your company.”

State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.