Venturespring Future of Transport and Connected Car Forum

Our recent forum on the future of transport and the connected car in Monaco, concluded that, although we are some way off being able to beam up Captain Kirk, the development of transportation is evolving at warp speed.

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Take the vision of Tesla founder Elon Musk to create a train-like system, Hyperloop, using vacuum tubes to whizz passengers along at close to the speed of sound.



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India Aspires For Greater Startup Ecosystem

social CANDY-India-startupIndian entrepreneurialism is due to get a major boost thanks to the new state-backed India Aspiration Fund (IAF) designed to stimulate the country’s startup economy.

Launching at Rs 20bn ($300m), IAF is the delivery of a pledge made by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made on the country’s Independence Day to support Indian entrepreneurship.

IAF will act as a fund of funds to support India’s venture capital scene, and provide advice to VCs on how to get the best out of their investments.

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VC 100: The Top Investors in Early-Stage Startups

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Welcome to the Entrepreneur VC 100 list of top early-stage venture capital firms — a platform highlighting the who’s who of the U.S. startup ecosystem.

The ranking is based on data from PitchBook, a Seattle-based data and tech provider for the global private equity and venture capital markets. The firms are listed by total capital invested in seed and/or early-stage deals completed in the U.S.

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Venturespring helps to develop and launch Wileyfox – New Pure Play Online Only Smartphone Venture

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CYANOGEN OS POWERED HANDSETS, QUALITY HARDWARE AND PRICING GEARED TO DISRUPT MOBILE MARKET

LONDON, U.K. 25 August 2015 – Disruptive mobile brand Wileyfox has announced it will launch across Europe with two competitive, SIM-free handsets – Swift and Storm. Available online only, each handset boasts Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets and will be the first to come pre-loaded with Cyanogen OS 12.1 in EMEA..

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Corporate Venture Capital Is King In Japan

social CANDY japanWhen it comes to raising money in the U.S., corporate venture capital is seemingly synonymous with “Plan C.” If you can’t raise money from top-tier firms, you move on to Plan B, second-tier firms. Failing that, Plan C is corporate.

There are exceptions, but corporate does tend to be the last resort: The place you go when your company has been shopped, or your valuation is so high that the only investors insane enough to write you a check have hoards of “dumb money” to spend.

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The 100 leaders accelerating the companies of tomorrow

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Accelerators are the programs that propel many startups to success using a combination of mentoring, experience and capital; who are the 100 most influential leaders in this field?

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One of the most common features of the tech landscape today is the startup accelerator.
There are over 200 separate programs in the US alone.
The model encompasses mentorship, funding, access to a network of other entrepreneurs, and a space for entrepreneurs and their ideas to mature in safe surroundings.

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Venturespring lands contract to be Vodafone’s first ‘co-creation’ partner

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Venturespring, a London-based venture development studio, has landed a major contract to be Vodafone’s ‘co-creation’ partner.

The deal will see Venturespring work in conjunction with the global communications giant to create new products and services such as apps and wearable technologies.

The Venturespring model works by bridging the gap between large corporates and innovative start-ups. The business works with global brands to develop products, systems and services, and then forms teams made up of entrepreneurs to scale them as independent, profit-making entities, dispensing the advice, resources and guidance necessary to build up their businesses along the way.

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Big business and start-ups working together with Venturespring

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A new ‘venture development studio’ has launched to connect start-ups with big business, working with brands to develop and launch new digital companies.

Venturespring works with global brands to develop products, systems and services, and then forms teams made up of young entrepreneurs to scale them as independent, profit-making entities, dispensing the advice, resources and guidance necessary to build up their businesses along the way.

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Get your pug posing for a selfie: It’s time for social ‘petworking’

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Dogs up and down the country are worrying about pictures of them looking ‘ruff’ circulating on social media, as the UK’s first social commerce ‘petworking’ platform is set to launch in August 2015.

From chihuahuas to chinchillas, every pet has a story to tell and an adventure to share. And now, with the help of the new social ‘petworking’ concept Petbu, they can.

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How do you connect startups with brands?

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When I kicked off my conference business to bring thought leaders together onto one stage to discuss the convergence of social, location, and mobile, I knew we were just scratching the surface. Through Social-Loco and Mobile-Loco I have watched startups and big companies take the stage and make their predictions about where the market would go. Over the years, I saw more brands, agencies, and retailers attend the events and engage with startups.

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