We examine why Family Offices seeking exposure to early-stage technology venture capital should partner with emerging venture capital firms. We propose a partnership model rather than the narrative in the media that pushes outright rivalry. We outline 9 different approaches by which family offices can engage with the community of emerging venture fund managers. We feature commentary from practitioners. This report is uniquely deeply researched and is meant for senior decision makers at family offices in any part of the world seeking some help as they try to make sense of large volumes of sometimes contradictory and confusing information that is difficult to synthesize. and distil into actionable conclusions.
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Can Collaboration and Community Serve as Catalysts For Innovation in Supply Chain?
Note: A version of this article was first published on July 31, 2019 at Port Technology. The innovations required to reinvent global supply chains will not happen without collaboration. This article describes our experience facilitating such collaborations, starting in late 2017. In late 2016 and early 2017, I spent a lot of time studying trucking […]
Where Will Technological Disruption in The Fashion Supply Chain Come From?
Originally published at www.refashiond.com on October 25, 2018. By Brian Laung Aoaeh and Lisa Morales-Hellebo Authors’ Note: This is the second in a series of six articles about problems and opportunities in global supply chains, with a focus on the fashion industry. In this article we focus on trying to learn how executives at fashion industry incumbents […]
#ChainReaction: Notes on Centralized, Decentralized, and Distributed Systems
This blog post is the first in a series of blog posts I will write as part of my effort to take an inventory of what I am learning about supply chains, digital tokens, and distributed ledger technologies. I expect these blog posts to be frustrating for most people to read because I suspect they […]
Economic Moats – For Early-Stage Tech Startups (Presentation)
This presentation distills the essence of the following blog posts into a presentation format. The target audience is early-stage startup founders, and investors. Economic Moats Blog Post Series Network Effects Switching Costs Intangibles Efficient Scale, and Cost Advantages Connecting The Dots #OpposingViewpoints: Do Economic Moats Happen By Accident?
#NotesOnTactics: Relationship Management Hacks For First-Time Early Stage Tech Startup Founders
Note: I published a post titled “Relationship Management for Your Startup” on January 13, 2014 at Tekedia.com. This post is inspired by that one, and portions of this post are exactly identical to the original. It appears the post at Tekedia is no longer online. This post updates that one, with lessons I have learned […]