Author: lucasabia

A chartered marketer (MCIM) with a global MBA, I am currently pursuing a PhD in Entrepreneurship focusing on investor behaviour in the context of equity crowdfunding. Teaching all things digital is part of the journey. I blog on how entrepreneurial finance can foster a more sustainable and inclusive form of economic growth at thisisoliver.co
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Bettina Warburg: How the blockchain will radically transform the economy [TED’s Video]

Say hello to the decentralized economy — the blockchain is about to change everything. Bettina Warburg describes how the blockchain will eliminate the need for centralized institutions like banks or governments to facilitate trade, evolving age-old models of commerce and finance into something far more interesting: a distributed, transparent, autonomous system for exchanging value.

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Blockchain & Millennials: A Relationship of Trust and Transparency?

Blockchain comes second only to the invention of the web, experts claim, in its disruptive power which seems to be reshaping every aspect of human activity, spanning from business to law to entrepreneurship with society, at large, ending up being assimilated confirming that Blockchain is a real game changer which, sooner or later, will revolutionize also the way we all think.

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Murray gets into the full swing backing entrepreneurs on Seedrs

Jeff Lynn, CEO and co-founder of Seedrs: “It’s great to see how active Andy has become in early-stage investment and his recent investments on Seedrs into Perkbox and WeSwap reaffirm this. He is a great example of an investor who understands this asset class and the importance of building a broad investment portfolio, into which these two disruptive tech brands will add even more diversity.”

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Christian Catalini: “VC slowdown means a test for equity crowdfunding” [VIDEO]

Christian Catalini, Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, explains how venture capital investment has slowed down in many of the verticals since the end 2015. He says that if this is a trend rather than a blip, it will be a good test for the nascent market of equity crowdfunding. Many different models have emerged and platforms have adopted different types of solutions to solve for the problem of information asymmetry. Christian Catalini talks about those models and which ones are seeing the most success.