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Progress Report | #TNYSCM Minimum Viable Launch – Building A Supply Chain Community

The New York #SupplyChain Meetup #01 – The Minimum Viable Launch November 16, 2017 On November 16, The New York Supply Chain Meetup reached an important milestone – we held our first event. This blog post will trace how we got here, and share some pictures from our minimum viable launch. We hope you’ll join […]

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#CountDown: 8 Days to a Minimum Viable Launch

After a few years of thinking about startups building software for trucking and shipping, and more recently, distributed ledgers and supply chains, on August 23, I thought to myself “I really should attend the supply chain meetup in NY.” I was surprised to discover that no such thing existed. So, without thinking, I took out my […]

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#UnderConstruction | Towards A MarineTech Innovation Hub in New York City

On Friday, October 6, 2017, a small group of about 20 people got together at the American Bureau of Shipping in Manhattan, New York. The group was convened by Christopher Clott, Ph.D. He is the ABS Chair of Marine Transportation and Logistics in the Global Business & Transportation Department at SUNY – Maritime College. The […]

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#UnderConstruction | Why A Supply Chain Meetup in New York?

The goal of this blog post is to explain why I believe strongly that New York Needs A Supply Chain Meetup. You can join The New York Supply Chain Meetup here. By many estimates, supply chain inefficiencies impose significant overhead costs on corporations, and on the world as a whole. When one reads about the […]

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User Manual: The Early Stage Startups I Want To Hear About Most in 2017 and 2018

About KEC Ventures We are a team of early-stage investors based in New York City. We invest in information technology startups that are pursuing business models with the potential to transform the way business is done in their market. In such startups, we invest in the first institutional Seed Round. Often, but not always, we […]

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Industry Study: Freight Trucking (#Startups)

Embed from Getty Images Co-author: John Azubuike (@jnazubuike), KEC Ventures. Note: This article does not necessarily reflect the opinion of KEC Ventures, or of other members of the KEC Ventures team. Introduction In 2015, the United States freight trucking industry collected gross revenues of $726.4 billion. That accounted for approximately 82% of the total for […]

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#OpposingViewpoints: Do Economic Moats Happen By Accident?

Do economic moats occur naturally or by accident? I had never contemplated this question till Andy Rachleff graciously emailed me back after I sent him my presentation on economic moats seeking his comments about two weeks ago. Why did I email Andy? That’s a great question. In early 2010, when it started becoming clear that we […]

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How To Make Africa More Innovative And Entrepreneurial

Note: This blog post is a consolidation of a 4-part series I wrote for Tekedia. They were published between June 10, 2012 and July 22, 2012. This version is substantially identical to the originals from which it is compiled, with only non-material updates. My exam is behind me now, and I can turn my attention […]

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