SumUp co-founders are back with bookkeeping AI startup Zeitgold
TechCrunch--The next time you go to your favorite restaurant or cocktail bar, talk with the manager about bookkeeping. Chances are that they’ll tell you that they waste a ton of time collecting and recording various documents. German startup Zeitgold wants to automate this pesky process so that you can spend more time on your actual business.
Keys to ascending the consumer-internet throne
TechCrunch--“Category kings,” defined as market-share leaders in particular business sectors, often wind up creating the majority of the market value relative to their competition.
How real investors separate AI hype from reality
VentureBeat--Artificial intelligence has captured public imagination, dominated media coverage, and driven furious volumes of investment and acquisition activity. In the midst of this hype cycle, spotting the difference between phony wannabes and true investments can be a challenge.
Tech Executives Brace for Changes to Visa Programs
The Wall Street Journal--The prospect of change to the visa system for highly-skilled foreign workers has some executives in the technology industry on edge, though impact on the industry could vary widely depending on how any adjustment is made.
Build bridges instead of walls
TechCrunch--I watched our new administration’s immigration policy play out this weekend with a sense of dread (along with much of the rest of America).
Forbes 30 under 30 Finance: Europe
Forbes--The members of this year’s 30 Under 30 Europe list are culled from over one thousand online nominations and research by a team of reporters at Forbes and across Europe.
30 Under 30 Venture Capital: Meet The Top Young Tech Investors For 2017
Forbes--Back the right company as a venture capitalist, and you can find yourself in the boardroom of tech's next big thing, working closely with entrepreneurs as they build the next Facebook, Uber or Airbnb and reaping rewards that have turned a select few into billionaires.
LOOKING ABROAD AND INVESTING FOR NEW HORIZONS
NYSE--Battery Ventures has been making venture capital and private equity investments globally in emerging technologies for more than 30 years. General Partner Michael Brown discusses his continuing optimism about Europe after the Brexit vote, the implications of Blockchain, and why mobile workforce technology is part of Battery’s long-term investment strategy.
VIDEO: Cloud biz lifts Microsoft stock
CNBC--Neeraj Agrawal, Battery Ventures general partner, and Keith Weiss, Morgan Stanley analyst, discuss the effect of Microsoft's cloud business on its earnings and stock price.
Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2016
Forbes--Startups are the spark that lights the engine of the U.S. economy. The most successful of them, companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Snapchat, change the way we live, travel and communicate.