Interview with Captain Steve Lauver, Director of Technology Accelerators, AFWERX

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Captain Steve Lauver is the Director of Technology Accelerators for AFWERX, a program that seeks to foster innovation within the US Air Force.

Technology Trends: 10 Areas of Innovation to Watch for 2012

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Election years tend to be good for technology diffusion. Well designed services can be built more and more easily using off the shelf technology and outsourced development--if you know what you're building and why right off the bat--at least to start off with anyway. Tweet. One of the best things any investor can do is to pull back from the day to day of getting pitches and think about high level trends. What areas are going to change? What areas need to be disrupted?

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

Both Sides of the Table

Back in 2006/07 when I sold my company and then worked at Salesforce.com there were very few options in SF for technology folk to build their careers at big, growing companies. Technology innovation doesn’t occur in a vacuum. And sci-fi writers are but one example of the way society impacts technology. And it is one of the reasons that NYC is developing a vibrant technology community.

Great Startups Are Where Soul and Technology Meet

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Some entrepreneurs forget that they can’t use people the same way they use technology to build a startup. Inventors, for example, are skilled in manipulating technology, but may have little interest or experience engaging people to make an effective team.

How This Founder Wants to Apply Her Technology to Help Save the Planet’s Resources

Both Sides of the Table

How This Founder Wants to Apply Her Technology to Help Save the Planet’s Resources was originally published in Both Sides of the Table on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Some Quick Thoughts on Exits for Technology Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Later today I’m presenting at the annual Rincon Ventures Summit in Santa Barbara. Startup Exits: A Primer from msuster. I thought you might like to see an advance copy of what I’m going to cover. I speak privately a lot about getting an exit at a startup.

Where Is Your Technology In The Gartner Hype Cycle?

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back in 1995 meant to apply to technology product evolution and acceptance. As I was reading about it a while back, it occurred to me that the concept relates directly to how investors see startup opportunities and potential success as well, at least those with technology in their offerings.

Investors Fund Solutions Rather Than Technology

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The best startups find a way to drive the market with their technology, rather than push their new technology-driven ‘solution’ on the marketplace. An example of market-driven technology is the basic automobile, but combining a car with an airplane is technology looking for a market. New technology really doesn’t have any value, until it is integrated into a market-driven solution. These are usually called ‘disruptive’ technologies.

Med Tech startup gel-e has developed revolutionary technology that can almost instantaneously stop…

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Med Tech startup gel-e has developed revolutionary technology that can almost instantaneously stop bleeding, even for severe wounds Stephen Hawking had good reason to call gel-e “a top innovative product of this decade.” The impact of gel-e’s technology may be vast, as Hawking anticipates.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

Both Sides of the Table

And we’re left with a city with idyllic weather, major commerce, the media center of the world, and a great emerging technology scene. But we have a great city for building technology companies. You can find very talented technology executives. Los Angeles.

Four Simple Ways to Attract and Retain Talent Using Technology. SAP Concur Exec Shares Insights.

Smart Hustle Magazine

This shift gives small businesses an opportunity to leverage technology to improve their competitive edge in attracting employees. In fact, more than half of business professionals report an organization’s technology factors into their decision to accept new positions.

[OurCrowd in The Jewish Chronicle] Israel hungry for advances in food technology development

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Jon Medved, chief executive of the crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, which is also part of Sparks, said innovation in food and agriculture technology was at an all-time high.

Where Is Your Technology In The Gartner Hype Cycle?

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back in 1995 meant to apply to technology product evolution and acceptance. As I was reading about it a while back, it occurred to me that the concept relates directly to how investors see startup opportunities and potential success as well, at least those with technology in their offerings. Hype curves then show how and when technologies move beyond the hype, offer practical benefits and become widely accepted. The Hype Cycle was a concept put forward by Gartner, Inc.

Helping entrepreneurs to commercialize technology

Carol Lauffer

Accelerators and incubators can be very effective at helping entrepreneurs to commercialize technology. Five barriers to commercialization often prohibit entrepreneurs from getting to market: (1) business model and strategy, (2) market, (3) technology and intellectual property (IP) protection, (4) management, and (5) capital. On the other hand, accelerator programs for technology businesses utilize a cohort process to help clients to move their products to market.

[BriefCam in Yahoo Finance] BriefCam® Honored by Frost & Sullivan with Technology Innovation Award

OurCrowd

BriefCam, the industry’s leading provider of VIDEO SYNOPSIS® and Deep Learning solutions, today announced that it received the 2019 Frost & Sullivan North America Technology Innovation Award in the surveillance analytics solutions industry.

[PRESS RELEASE] MultiVu – Advanced Photography Technologies (MV-APT, Ltd.) Raises $7M to Revolutionize Next Gen 3D Sensor Technologies

OurCrowd

The post [PRESS RELEASE] MultiVu – Advanced Photography Technologies (MV-APT, Ltd.) Raises $7M to Revolutionize Next Gen 3D Sensor Technologies appeared first on OurCrowd. Tel Aviv, May 16, 2019 – MultiVu, developing proprietary 3D imaging solutions using a single sensor and deep learning derived algorithms, today announced the completion of a $7M seed round led by Israel’s most active venture investor OurCrowd, Cardumen Capital and Hong Kong based investment firm Junson Capital.

Three Big Ideas on Technology Innovation Cycles

Tomasz Tunguz

Recently, New York seed investor Jerry Neumann spoke on the show and talked about three key ideas on the technology innovation cycle. First, he discussed reading Carlota Perez Technological Surge Cycle. The key idea is each technology cycle lasts 70 years, and is broken into two phases installation and deployment. During the deployment phase, new technology advances diffuse through the world and change people’s lives.

Modern Plagues: Let our people live – with these startup technologies

OurCrowd

The modern minds behind startup technology are actually aiming to solve these issues. Startups are utilizing technology – from AI to cannabis tech – to develop cures and solutions for overcoming opioid addiction.

ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY PSU ENGINEERING GRADS IS MAKING SOME NOISE IN LOCAL BREWING COMPANY!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Founded by three Penn State University engineering graduates, TZero Labs www.tzerolabs.com is a sensor technology and data-company that lets brew masters “ hear the beer ” as it ferments. With funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners www.cnp.benfranklin.org , they’ve developed a cloud-based platform that accumulates data from acoustic sensors mounted on the brewing equipment that provide real-time fermentation condition data.

Leaders in Indoor Location Positioning technology

Don Dodge

What technologies are attracting the most attention? Many big companies have been researching this technology for years. Here is a quick look at some of the players and where they fit in the technology stack. Who are the big players innovating in Indoor Location and Positioning?

Ben Franklin Technology Partners to Appear Before PA Senate Appropriations Committee – 3:00 PM, Wednesday, March 6, live-streamed: [link]

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Ben Franklin) Pennsylvania statewide network will present before the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee regarding the proposed 2019-2020 Pennsylvania budget at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, March 6, live-streamed here: [link]. The Ben Franklin Program invests in and supports technology-based start-ups, innovative manufacturers, and a technology-based ecosystem throughout the state.

[Portfolio companies in The Jerusalem Post] Israeli technology at heart of Samsung’s innovation push

OurCrowd

Israeli start-ups are of key importance to South Korean technology giant Samsung’s innovation push, senior officials said on Sunday, as the company held its fifth annual Samsung Innovation Summit in Tel Aviv. The post [Portfolio companies in The Jerusalem Post] Israeli technology at heart of Samsung’s innovation push appeared first on OurCrowd.

[PlaySight in Digital Journal] LakePoint Sports Introduces a Game Changer With PlaySight Technology Partnership

OurCrowd

The post [PlaySight in Digital Journal] LakePoint Sports Introduces a Game Changer With PlaySight Technology Partnership appeared first on OurCrowd. BioCatch, the global leader in behavioural biometrics, was selected by both jury and public vote for the honour of “Best Innovation in Securing Transactions” at the European Payments Summit’s Florin Awards ceremony. Read more here.

The Next Major Technology to Shape SaaS

Tomasz Tunguz

There is an incredible amount technology behind this. The product of that technology is a magical experience. Last week, a friend asked me what I thought the future of software would be. At some point, all the workflow processes that still conducted on paper and pencil will be digitized, all of the tasks completed in Excel will be optimized, and the majority of limitations of traditional software will be overcome.

[Ossio in Business Wire] OSSIO Receives Prestigious Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for its Breakthrough OSSIOfiberTM Intelligent Bone Regeneration Technology

OurCrowd

an orthopedic fixation company, announced today that its OSSIOfiberTM Intelligent Bone Regeneration Technology was the recipient of the 2019 Frost & Sullivan North America New Product Innovation Award. OSSIO, Inc.,

A Technology Innovation Leading to a Go-To-Market Advantage

Tomasz Tunguz

The best way I’ve found to describe it is a technology innovation leading to a go-to-market advantage. Initially, technology differentiates offerings. This technology advantage manifests itself in a few different ways. But, technology is not enough. That initial technology advantage needs engender go to market advantage, a way of educating, convincing, and closing customers more efficiently. What do you look for in SaaS companies?

Zoho One Cements Place in Business Technology Industry with Shiny New Features

Smart Hustle Magazine

But, when it comes to using technology to facilitate the best user and customer experience , businesses oftentimes face challenges. Since Zoho One launched in 2017, its goal has been to offer an integrated approach to technology that would give businesses a better user experience.

XSeed Technologies B.V. - 62296124 - 01062020

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Achieving product market fit is hard, because you only know that you have reached it after the fact. Moving further towards bigger success is even harder, because you have too little idea what really impacts your performance.

[DailyPay in WTOC11] Parker’s launches DailyPay technology

OurCrowd

The post [DailyPay in WTOC11] Parker’s launches DailyPay technology appeared first on OurCrowd. Parker’s says the program is designed to promote financial wellness, offer flexibility, and encourage employee retention. Read more here.

The Technology that's Taking Data Science by Storm

Tomasz Tunguz

Given all the momentum of the NoSQL movement, it would be easy to write off SQL-based technologies as forgotten, or simply standing still. But there’s a tremendous amount of innovation occurring in SQL databases. Amazon’s Redshift, an elastic data-warehousing solution launched in late 2012 is the most salient example. Redshift’s ability to process huge volumes of data is breathtaking.

Winning in Fintech & Insurtech Ecosystem?—?Big Win for Technology Innovators & Crunch-time for “Reach Focused” Players

Thomas Grota

As promised I deliver an update to my post from last year on Fintech & Insurtech Ecosystem (post. insurtech fintech banking financing insurance microsoft Gini

The Technology Sectors that Create the Most Value

Tomasz Tunguz

The opportunity to replace these companies’ aging technologies is simply massive. In which sectors have software companies created the most financial value? I asked myself this question over the weekend. I categorized the top 250 IT companies which spans $675B in market cap (AAPL) to $3B in market cap (ASOS) and created the chart above. B2B Software, which includes Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and SAP among others represents about 30% of the total IT market cap today.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Construction Week Online] Virgin Hyperloop One, Bee’ah attend Gitex Technology Week 2019

OurCrowd

Exhibiting at Gitex for the first time, Virgin Hyperloop One will showcase how its technology – which features electromagnetically levitated pods travelling through low-pressure tubes at speeds of up to 1,223kmph – can improve mobility across the world.

Innovator Spotlight: Maricely Ramirez Hernandez of Burnflex

Venture Well

E-Team Grants Early Stage Innovators Healthcare Technology innovation innovation entrepreneurship startup student innovatorsMaricely Ramirez Hernandez of E-Team Burnflex has changed how she thinks about inventing by first considering customer pain points.

[DreaMed in The Jerusalem Post] DreaMed wins FDA clearance for AI Insulin Recommendation Technology

OurCrowd

DreaMed Diabetes, the Petah Tikva-based developer of personalized diabetes management solutions, has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its artificial intelligence-powered insulin recommendations technology.

innovator spotlight: clay andrews of HALE

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators healthcare technology startupClay Andrews, co-founder of E-Team, HALE, has learned that over-thinking can prevent a good idea from ever getting out of the lab and into the market. The post innovator spotlight: clay andrews of HALE appeared first on VentureWell.

Eugene Wei's Novel Mental Models for Technology

Tomasz Tunguz

In the car yesterday, I listened to an interview with Eugene Wei, who described the dynamics of consumer technology as if they were plain as day. He’s deep in consumer technologies. It’s rare to hear someone lucidly describe complex topics like the reasons for Twitter’s success and struggles. Eugene wrote many of his ideas in this post though there are some ideas that I found only in the podcast.

Why USV is Joining the Libra Association

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

When USV invested in Coinbase in early 2013, our rationale was that digital currencies and digital assets (like Bitcoin and beyond) were a breakthrough technology, similar to TCP/IP, HTTP and SMTP. blockchain crypto VC & Technology

[Replay Technologies in The Times of Israel] LISTEN: How an Israeli startup plans to use drones to visit the world

OurCrowd

They also chat about Shapira’s previous company, Replay Technologies, which was acquired by Intel in 2016 for $175 million, and how Shapira hopes to enable people with disabilities to “fly” to foreign places, with the use of the headsets and drones.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Government Technology] Virgin Hyperloop One Announces World’s Longest Test Track

OurCrowd

The post [Virgin Hyperloop One in Government Technology] Virgin Hyperloop One Announces World’s Longest Test Track appeared first on OurCrowd.

[Surgical Theater in Fox Los Angeles] Medical Advances: O.C. hospital uses advanced technology in the operating room

OurCrowd

hospital uses advanced technology in the operating room appeared first on OurCrowd. Vanessa Borge visits the Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach where doctors are equipped with a virtual reality headset and controllers, from Surgical Theater. Watch it here.

Audio Of The Week: Nick Grossman on Venture Unplugged

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

blockchain crypto VC & TechnologyMy partner Nick did this podcast recently. In it he talks about how we think about and make investments at USV, our thesis on crypto, and a number of our crypto investments.

[MeMed in PR Newswire] MeMed Named “Technology Pioneer” by World Economic Forum

OurCrowd

the developer of a cutting-edge immune system-based diagnostic that distinguishes between bacterial and viral infections at the point of care, today announced its recognition as a 2019 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, one of 56 companies selected worldwide. MeMed Ltd.,