DDIntel newsletter for the week of September 28
By Rodrigo Marino
Times of crisis don’t make an extraordinary entrepreneur less capable, and a product does not lose its technical quality. Therefore, the main variable changing and consequently impacting the investments and valuations is the market.
By Luka Beverin
In 1992, Hurricane Andrew struck Florida and inflicted 27 billion dollars worth in damage. …
DDIntel newsletter for the week of September 24
By Tim Garlick
Day-trading is hard, and most people lose money at it. I definitely have. In fact, I once lost more money in a single day than many people earn in an entire year at a regular job.
By Jim Katzaman
Much has changed about healthcare over the last few decades. That makes it an even greater challenge to properly educate and enable employees before asking them to choose health benefits.
By Vincent Tabora
DeFi is providing an alternative financing instrument for loans, funding and exchanges that do not require the usual documents and papers in traditional finance. …
DDIntel newsletter for the week of September 21
By Amit Garg
Since covid hit the US six months ago VCs and entrepreneurs worldwide have had to adapt to the new reality of doing deals without meeting in person. Building trust is the challenge…
By Vuk Janosevic
TikTok usage has skyrocketed during the pandemic, with roughly 800 million users around the world using the platform to share content. …
Hey folks, we’re back. The DDI community has been busy pumping out some excellent stories. Here’re ten stories curated for you.
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By Frederik Bussler
Neuralink version 0.9 is an electronic implant made up of tiny wires (silicon carbide microwires) that enter your brain, each containing many electrodes, for a total of 1,024 channels. …
“(humans) seem more hopeful of succeeding in bending nature than better organising our own selves.”- Anuj Kapoor
(Anuj also recommends a simple and innovative solution for cultural sensitisation, built by the London Startup: https://www.audiosig.io)
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“Disruption is more likely the moment when things converge to impose a new behavior. It’s not a fracture in time where suddenly new things happen.” - Pierre Gaubil
“Imagination requires space and time to stew and simmer, to explore and to emerge; imagination dies in the crucible of intense competition (of ideas). It is ironic that humanity created tuition classes for imagination driven by a spirit of competitiveness in schools. Jacuzzi Beerstorming is the habit that works best for me … With the right friends around plus beer, neurons will be firing on all cylinders and new, creative, and motivating ideas will be born!” - Matthias Richter
“As elders live longer and healthier lives, novel possibilities open to potentially turn longevity into an asset for society.” - Marina Alamanou
“it is no longer the earth-shattering idea alone that makes a company successful, but the speed and perfection with which new ideas are converted into successful market innovations.” - Uwe Weinreich
“What may be a simple Google search for most Americans could be inaccessible and unaffordable intelligence for cocoa farmers that do not have the Internet. In order to address the financial drawbacks associated with this information deficit, chocolate companies can use voice and text to periodically inform cocoa farmers of the current world market price for cocoa, yield-enhancing production techniques, market trends, and weather forecasts.” - Hardik Mittal