Unbunding Higher Education 👩🏻🎓- Entrepreneur's Guide To Trademarks 👩💼 - Fintech & Creator Economy 🌈 - Microsoft's Merger Madness
Expert curators sharing their insights in business and tech, every week.
#1 Takeaways by David Guérin about this podcast 👇
The pandemic shed the light on 2 things in the Higher Ed space: 🔵 University is not everything you need to enter the workforce 🔵 Learners focus more than ever on ROI of programmes: “learning to earning" as the CEO of Chegg put it.
🟢 Acquiring credentials and courses from difference places (i.e. modular learning) might become more common. For instance getting a “bundled degree” from a university (UCL) + a bootcamp (Ironhack) + an online learning providers (Coursera)
🟣 Top universities will not really change and will continue to hold their market share for the foreseeable future because of branding and weight of accreditations. The rest of the universities, especially tier 2 universities, will focus more on employability and placement rate to become a more attractive/competitive option.
David Guérin, Principal at Brighteye Ventures. David helps entrepreneurs build EdTech companies via his EdTech focused VC. He is also an On Deck Writer Fellow.
#2 Takeaways by Gilles Chételat about this podcast 👇
Investing in creating a network effect or community around your ideas vs spending money in protecting your creation
Know the difference between copywriting vs trademarking vs registered a mark Copywriting > expressing an idea Ok if it is clear that “I am not you and you are not me”
New + useful + non-obvious >> innovation that may be worth trademarks A Mark that you put on the thing you trade and sell >> a trademark is a commitment of the inventor to protect it
Gilles Chetelat, Founder & CEO at Clind. Gilles est un serial entrepreneur, actionnaire and boardmember dans + de 12 startups. Il a vendu sa 1ère startup StickyADS.tv à Comcast en 2016.
#3 Takeaways by Ariel Renous about this article 👇
Creators don't have a suite of tools that help them understand their metrics and take out loans to scale their businesses.
A big opportunity in that sphere is: one-stop-shop for creators to run and grow their bu sin esses. Help creators pilot their activity.
This Creator trend is more than about creators themselves, it is the future of online media.
By Ariel Renous, Ex-VC analyst at Ventech. Ariel est un expert de la passion economy.
#4 Takeaways by Julien Triverio about this article 👇
MS still invests massively through R&D ($64b) but starts to look for external opportunities : - Nuance - speech recognition specialist for $20b cash - keep an eye on Pinterest and Discord - past : Linkedin $26b. Github $7.5b + MS learnt from past experiences (Nokia, Skype) how to integrate targets successfully. + MS no longer on trustbusters radar ( poke GG and FB). should be free to spend on target
MS is a giant computing cloud and any acquisition will feed the beast / train algorithms Purchases help MS to keep growing in industry trends, Nadella (CEO) thinks : - data on people's interest (pinterest) -> new form of e-commerce - creating content / user communities (Discord) -> will dominate life online
Nuance deal ticks all boxes : - speech recognition software - health care platform (used by 77% US hospital) - portfolio of patents => valuable health data will go to MS health cloud. (-) pricey deal : $20b in cash for $29m net profit / $1.5b revenue last year.
Julien Triviero, Multi-Asset Investment Manager at State Street Global Advisors. Julien helps clients to achieve their investment objectives and meet their risk targets.
#5 Takeaways by Zeni Bandy about this article 👇
Technology leaders will need to innovate with empathy and agility to solve real-world problems. Inserting humanity back into digital engagement will be paramount across industries in 2021. Overall, adaptability and agility will continue to be key differentiators in the industry.
We need to create a sense of connection and engagement with our teams, as they work through the personal challenges this environment has created -- and the separation it has created within our professional community
Successful leaders have focused on what they can control, engaging their employees by acknowledging the challenges, and empowering them to manage their situation while giving them the flexibility to work through them
Zeni Bandy is a data-driven Customer Experience leader with experience building customer service and customer success operations from the ground up at venture-backed startups in San Francisco.