Author: Zachary Hickey

Netflix alternatives

Graphic:Studio888/Shutterstock On-demand content has boomed in recent years. Video on demand (VOD) has perturbed the media industry, offering an alternative to the traditional cable access. As a result, the advertising and entertainment industries had to react to combat this personalized, and leisure-driven, form of entertainment. Now, many major entertainment providers are trying to capture a…

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Top 4 tips when reaching out to investors

Graphic: LanKogel/Shutterstock Raising capital is often both exciting and frustrating. Usually, the capital raise process begins with a single e-mail or phone-call made to a family member, friend or old colleague. The process can be extremely nerve-racking, especially if you don’t get an immediate response after sending out that initial set of emails. Here are…

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A brief Nintendo history

Graphic:EVZ/Shutterstock Nintendo, the Japanese multinational electronics company, announced earlier the redesigned Switch, called Switch Lite, that is designed to be played exclusively on-the-go. Analysts, and gamers alike, are worried that the Switch will mark the death knell the Nintendo 3DS however, Nintendo states it will continue support for the 3DS family of systems. Check out…

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Alternative Meat Market

Graphic: Lightspring/Shutterstock Global sustainability, and most specifically food sustainability, has been increasingly spoken about in the last several months. With Beyond Meat’s successful IPO (with a share price nearly 200% its opening value in just under 2 months), markets are hot to discover the next impactful entry into the Alternative Meat, or food, industry. Some…

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Clean Tech Industry

Graphic: Smile Fight / Shutterstock   Clean technology is the sector of products and services that reduce negative environmental impacts through a variety of means. In a recent Forbes article, it is claimed that businesses could gain $2.1 trillion by embracing low-carbon tech, by implementing environmentally-friendly manufacturing techniques, climate friendly products, and sustainable developments. Using…

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Amazon’s Twitch acquired Social Network Bebo

Graphic:Ilya Sergeevych / Shutterstock Big Tech firms are increasingly penetrating many industries, hoping to either disrupt traditional protocol or ameliorate product offerings. Now Twitch, the streaming video platform owned by Amazon, has acquired Bebo, an early social media platform. The deal was made to be for $25M, and the two will be fundamental in building…

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Brex and the Corporate Financing Market

Graphic: Evgeny Atamanenko / Shutterstock Brex, the self-proclaimed “Smartest card in the Room”, has recently raised another $100M of capital, only 6 months after its last round of $125M. Notably, in the last 6 months, the San Francisco-based firm has risen from a fresh unicorn ($1.1bn valuation) to much more established firm with $2.6bn valuation.…

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