Category: IIJ Columns

Biotech, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Life itself, Perspective, Technology, The Americas, ...

Humanoid, moi? We’re all Stepford wives now 

It’s 1996: students experiment with being cyborgs. That strange circuitry covering one eye? People imagine they’re disabled, offer them chairs. Nowadays you’d need to pry our ubiquitous connections to the borg collective (er, sorry: ‘cloud’) out of our cold, dead hands. So are we there yet?

'How to', Business Angels, Entrepreneur's Briefcase, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Investment, Private Equity & Venture Capital, ...

Love: the most important thing about startup founder matching 

What will hold startup founders together through those ‘sense of impending doom’ moments? The fact that the business idea is great? Y Combinator’s Paul Graham thinks not: the relationship between founders has to be more important than the venture.

Entrepreneur's Briefcase, Europe, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Investment, Perspective, Private Equity & Venture Capital, ...

Dragging small traditional businesses into the startup innovation ecosystem 

Small traditional businesses? They’re already ‘inside’ the startup world, aren’t they? No. They typically know nothing about such things as Lean Startup, Startup Weekend or Y Combinator, and even when they do, they think it has nothing to do with them. Are they right?