What Is Peer-To-Peer?


The IT world witnesses two significant types of network architectures: the client server-network and the peer-to-peer network. Hence, peer-to-peer network architecture came into existence. What Is Peer-To-Peer Network?

The gray revolution: Fundraising within the older adult space


We see an emphasis on young founders (“40 Under 40”), innovative ideas and disruptive challenges to legacy brands, incumbent companies and “old” ways of thinking. Older adults have so much to offer. Lawrence Kosick. Contributor. Share on Twitter.


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Cabinet brings in $2.6M, designs software for executive assistants


Executive assistants are the ultimate multitaskers and instead of relying on half a dozen apps to make their jobs easier, startup Cabinet is pulling all of that together into one software package designed for the 10 million-person administrative professional market.

Car-sharing startup Turo has filed confidentially for an IPO


Turo, the peer-to-peer car-sharing startup, has initiated the confidential process of filing for an initial public offering with the U.S. The number of shares to be offered in the IPO and the price range have not yet been determined, the company said in a statement.

Key Takeaways From Startup Grind Global

Entrepreneurs' Organization

After the Startup Grind Global conference, he took time to reflect on the lessons he learned from the many early-stage entrepreneurs he spoke with. EO is a peer-to-peer learning organization , so it made perfect sense to offer free mentoring sessions to conference attendees who wished to spend time with an entrepreneur. After 20 sessions, over two intense back-to-back days, I took away many lessons that I am excited to implement.

Booming edtech M&A activity brings consolidation to a fragmented sector


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force teachers, students and parents to adopt new technologies, edtech’s total addressable market has massively grown in the last several months. Content, to an extent, is commoditized.

Looking to emulate Venmo, JoomPay preps a Euro launch for easy bill splitting and cash payments


JoomPay , a startup with a similar product to PayPal-owned Venmo in the U.S., is set to launch in Europe shortly after being granted a Luxembourg Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license. The app allows people to send and receive money with anyone, instantly and for free.

With investors expecting a Latin American cryptocurrency boom, Mexico’s Bitso raises $62 million


Six years after the launch of the Mexico-based cryptocurrency exchange and financial services platform Bitso , the company revealed it has closed on $62 million in financing to capitalize on the cryptocurrency boom investors expect to hit Latin America. .

Blockchain startup Propy plans first-ever auction of a real apartment as a collectible NFT


We previously wrote about Propy using blockchain technology to smooth real-world real estate sales by introducing the concept of smart contracts. Propy was the first blockchain startup to make that work. And, by golly, they are going to try. And so I think that has to happen.

End-to-end moving startup Updater buys on-demand moving startup Dolly


Moving services giant Updater is bringing on the team from Dolly as the New York company looks to expand its scope of offerings with the acquisition of the on-demand startup known for helping consumers execute small-scale moves. according to their website.

Top Four Survival Tips for Small Business Owners

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Every day—perhaps every hour—you feel forced to reset your expectations, your goals and your strategy. Entrepreneurs jump in to offer solutions.”. Before you tackle the problems at hand, take time to reflect on your core purpose. Encourage your clients to post online reviews.

4 Ways to Boost Employee Appreciation and Create a Stronger Company Culture


While years of service is not a bad way to recognize and demonstrate employee appreciation, 58% of employees believe receiving recognition from leaders would improve their engagement. One way to demonstrate recognition is through public acknowledgement.

Enlist collaborators. Everyone is invited. Fireside Chat 3

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Social Venturers is launching a series of Fireside Chats to discuss what makes ecosystem builders effective. Every two weeks from September 10th until December 3rd, they are hosting peer-to-peer knowledge sharing sessions and you are invited! #3

3 key ingredients for successful remote work

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The global coronavirus pandemic has forced a widespread shift to remote work. Around the world, parents struggle to find a quiet space to work, professionals battle with technology, and employers assess the safest way forward. . Keep them to 20 or less.

Live the Values. Fireside Chat 4

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Social Venturers is launching a series of Fireside Chats to discuss what makes ecosystem builders effective. Every two weeks from September 10th until December 3rd, they are hosting peer-to-peer knowledge sharing sessions and you are invited! #4

Foster Inclusive Conversations. Fireside Chat 2

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Social Venturers is launching a series of Fireside Chats to discuss what makes ecosystem builders effective. Every two weeks from September 10th until December 3rd, they are hosting peer-to-peer knowledge sharing sessions and you are invited! #2

The Demand Side Of A Crypto-Network

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I was purchasing some domains with Ethereum yesterday and ran out of funds in my wallet and went to Coinbase to buy some more ETH. The price was approaching $3000 and I thought to myself, “the demand side of this network is exploding.” ” The way crypto-networks work is that the supply side gets built first with incentives to mine, validate, stake, etc. You need ETH to do things on the Ethereum network.

Indonesian investment platform FUNDtastic lands $7.7 million Series A


Despite the market impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, retail investing is increasing in Indonesia , especially among people aged 18 to 30. million Series A to tap into that demand, with plans to launch new products for retail investors, reports DealStreetAsia.

Lydia raises another $86 million to build a European financial super app


He joined Accel as a venture partner in July and he’s going to join Lydia’s board of directors. Shortly after, Braintree acquired peer-to-peer payment app Venmo. Jhawar believes that peer-to-peer payments represent the beginning of a long-term consumer relationship.

Connect people. Fireside Chat 5

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Social Venturers is hosting a series of Fireside Chats to discuss what makes ecosystem builders effective. Every two weeks from September 10th until December 3rd, they are hosting peer-to-peer knowledge sharing sessions and you are invited! #5

Helping Big Get Small - Why I invested in Orchard's effort to help institutions participate in online lending

This is going to be BIG.

This creates a large opportunity for companies who see consumer trends and understand enterprises well enough figure out what it will take to get them to participate. This is essentially the bet that Box has made relative to Dropbox. Online lending, specifically peer to peer, is one of those markets. I''m excited to have made an investment through Brooklyn Bridge Ventures alongside Spark and Canaan in their initial round.

Put Entrepreneurs Front and Center. Fireside Chat 1

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Social Venturers is launching a series of Fireside Chats to discuss what makes ecosystem builders effective. Every two weeks from September 10th until December 3rd, they are hosting peer-to-peer knowledge sharing sessions and you are invited! #1

Truepic, which just raised $26M in a Microsoft-led round, aims to verify the authenticity of photos and videos


Adobe, Sony Innovation Fund by IGV, Hearst Ventures and individuals from Stone Point Capital also participated in the financing, which brings San Diego-based Truepic’s total raised since its 2015 inception to $36 million. The company also, naturally, plans to hire.

DigiSure, the mobility insurance platform with high-tech screening, comes out of stealth with $13.1M raise


DigiSure, a digital insurance company that caters to modern mobility form factors like peer-to-peer marketplaces, is officially coming out of stealth to announce a $13.1 DigiSure is still new, so there’s room to grow, says Shim.

Road trippers can rejoice as RVshare raises over $100 million to grow its RV rental business


As continentally confined Americans look for domestic vacation options that won’t expose them to too much risk of infection from the pandemic that’s still raging across the country, the RV rental company RVshare has raised more than $100 million to capitalize on its historic opportunity.

Edtech leans into the creator economy with cohort-based classes


Revitalized by the pandemic, entrepreneurs are on the hunt to refresh some of education’s most traditional tenets, from flashcards to tutors to after-school programs. The idea of empowering people to monetize their talents is a page directly out of the creator economy rulebook.

Public Speaking Essentials

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Sure, business owners and entrepreneurs aren’t required to deliver keynote presentations at large conferences or launch side careers as inspirational speakers. Ready to become a better public speaker? TED Talks are a great place to start.

ErudiFi raises $5 million Series A to give students in Southeast Asia more education financing options


Based in Singapore, ErudiFi wants to help more students in Southeast Asia stay in school by giving them affordable financing options. Interest rates and repayment terms vary between institutions, but can be as low as 0%, with loans payable in 12 to 24 months.

Nymbull wants to guard your next Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace item for sale


Buying and selling on marketplace websites like Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace often lead to meeting a stranger somewhere to complete the purchase and pick up the item. He refers to it as “lock it, list it, leave it.”.

Umba, a digital bank for emerging markets, raises $2M Seed funding to expand across Africa


Currently operating in Kenya and Nigeria, Umba offers a digital financial service alternative to legacy African banks. Its mobile app gives customers a free checking account, free instant peer-to-peer money transfers, lending, deposits, BillPay and cash back.

EO Entrepreneurs Share Strategies for Failure-Proofing Small Business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Before diving into entrepreneurship, wouldn’t it be ideal to tap into the knowledge of experienced, thriving business owners for advice on failure-proofing a new business? Do whatever legwork is possible to validate your product-market fit before investing everything in your concept.

Why PRISM May Herald a New Golden Age for P2P

Tomasz Tunguz

But should a large wave of privacy sentiment sweep the country, the natural response to cloud software would be an evolution towards peer-to-peer. Peer-to-peer communication fragments data storage amongst clients without the need for storage on a central server. A huge wave in the early 2000s, peer-to-peer communication has become less visible of late.

An Invitation to Explore and Adopt “Capitalism With Care”

Entrepreneurs' Organization

During the Great Recession of 2008-10, Kent guided dozens of CEOs and their companies successfully through the crisis and positioned them to capitalize on the economic expansion that followed. to learn how our collective behavior toward planet Earth played a role in the COVID-19 pandemic.

[Varo Money in PYMTS.com] NeoBank Varo Says Instant P2P Payments Key To Customer Retention, Growth


As a growing number of consumers use peer-to-peer (P2P) payments, word-of-mouth has become one of the best advertisements for the technology.

Are you killing innovation in your company?


It is not uncommon to hear that they will approach you and state that their work has become more boring, and that there is no time left for creative thinking or next generation experimentation and development. Lessons from past companies that “forgot” to innovate.

What the Facebook IPO means: 10 things

This is going to be BIG.

1) Expect the angel and seed stage market to continue to stay hot. Newly wealthy Facebookers will likely contribute massively to early stage companies, which means building relationships with companies early and actually rolling up sleeves to add value will be a must for investors. 2) Facebook will be hungry for growth in its ad business, and since it is running out of internet connected humans to connect to, it will need tools to make more out of each person.

Advancing your business with the help of an accelerator

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

When emerging entrepreneur David Davila started to develop his idea of a family business selling coffee, one of his friends recognized that he had a great idea and encouraged him to apply to Union Kitchen, a startup accelerator in the United States. area, partner with entrepreneurs to establish a cohesive concept that is successful in local markets, before scaling regionally. Connect with your peers. Don’t worry about trying to reinvent the wheel.