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Angel Investor versus Venture Capitalist: What is the difference?

The two traditional sources of startup funding are angel investing and venture capital. Both can provide your business with the right funding to execute your plans. However, the investment approaches will differ based on the nature of the companies and their demands.

Will AI lead to a fourth industrial revolution?

Will AI lead to a fourth industrial revolution?

Written by Elisa KoekEver since we can remember we have seen the landscape of work changing over time due to automation: while humanity used to exist of people working mainly in agriculture, this now only accounts for a quarter of the workers, according to the World...

Four Trends in Venture Capital for 2022

Four Trends in Venture Capital for 2022

Written by Elisa Koek Individual venture capitalists receive over 1000 investment proposals a year from entrepreneurs looking for capital. Although start-ups and small businesses are incubators for growth and innovation, it can be hard to decide which are worth...

Why Investing in Renewable Energy is a Solid Bet

Why Investing in Renewable Energy is a Solid Bet

The investments of today determine the power of tomorrow and this is exactly what we see when it comes to renewable energy investment. Since 2010, global investments in green energy have increased significantly. The costs of solar and wind power have reduced by 85%...

Why a 4-day workweek is or isn’t the solution

Why a 4-day workweek is or isn’t the solution

A 4-day workweek may soon be a reality. Iceland, Belgium, the UK, New Zealand, Japan, and Spain, are already testing whether full pay for fewer hours does in fact enhance employee productivity, motivation, and job commitment. Companies like Unilever in New Zealand,...

‘The US healthcare system is broken’

‘The US healthcare system is broken’

Written by Elisa Koek The costs of healthcare in the United States are among the highest worldwide. An MRI scan in the US can easily cost three times as much as the same procedure in Spain, and, on top of that, there is no public healthcare in the US. Since half of...

Gender Equality as a pillar to drive Growth in Emerging Economies

Gender Equality as a pillar to drive Growth in Emerging Economies

Written by Elisa Koek In 2020, 14% of the total investments in Africa went to women-led startups, according to the annual report of The Partech Africa Team. Although this number is significantly higher than in the United States, where only 2% of investments were...

The Impact of Digitization: Ensuring Cyber Security in Real Estate

The Impact of Digitization: Ensuring Cyber Security in Real Estate

As digitization occurs, the real estate industry must keep a close eye on its cybersecurity as it opens the industry up to more potential security breaches. However, measures can be taken to ensure the cybersecurity of businesses within the industry. The world has...

Telemedicine: A Quarter-Trillion-Dollar Investment Opportunity

Telemedicine: A Quarter-Trillion-Dollar Investment Opportunity

With telemedicine providers seeing 50 to 175 times the number of patients they did prior to COVID-19, virtual healthcare is receiving increased interest from investors. Rafael Paniagua, Partner at TeleMedCare, explains why the market is so lucrative and gives 3...

How to Build a Strong Network in the Age of Teleworking

How to Build a Strong Network in the Age of Teleworking

Conferences, courses, and conventions have moved into a digital world. Now, to establish relationships of trust within the professional world, you have to participate in online seminars and be actively present on social networks. Weaving a network of contacts in the...

5 Keys to Driving Growth via Digital Networking

5 Keys to Driving Growth via Digital Networking

The digital age has provided business leaders with an opportunity to expand their networks in order to grow and diversify. Scott Gurfein, a serial entrepreneur and Managing Director of Product Equities, shared his thoughts and experience. Prior to the pandemic,...

5 Strengths Of Being A Green Business

5 Strengths Of Being A Green Business

What does “going green” mean and how can it impact your business? Aris Markantonakis, Head of Sales and Exports at his family business, Mills of Crete, and Opportunity Network member,  has spent the last 20 years making his Greece-based business “go green",...

Automated Data Analytics: The Future of Decision Making

Automated Data Analytics: The Future of Decision Making

Ever lost important data points, conversations, and assumptions in your endless email threads or chats?  Ever witnessed your carefully crafted business model being turned into a mess of broken cells and unreliable inputs as the spreadsheet is being bounced around...

How COVID-19 Has Triggered a Decade of Growth in SME Financing

How COVID-19 Has Triggered a Decade of Growth in SME Financing

SMEs represent 90% of global business interactions and 40% of the average countries annual GDP. Knowing this, it’s hardly a surprise that SMEs are providing 70% of today’s employment opportunities. But what is surprising? SMEs also represent one of the most...

Why COVID-19 is Making Estonia the New Haven for Businesses

Why COVID-19 is Making Estonia the New Haven for Businesses

How did a country in the Baltics manage to host 5 unicorn companies while holding a population of only 1.5 million? With the entire business world turning to digital, Estonia’s 20 years of betting on innovation finally seem to be paying off. It’s not news to anyone...

Why Businesses Should Start Leveraging ITC’s Market Analysis Tool

Why Businesses Should Start Leveraging ITC’s Market Analysis Tool

Data is only as valuable as the analysis you can draw from it. Discover how tools, such as ITC’s Market Analysis tools, can help you leverage it. This article will take about 4 minutes to read  To achieve success in business, making the right decisions at the...

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