The End of the Beginning, Again

Andreessen Horowitz

AI, machine & deep learning cryptocurrencies & blockchains fintech gaming & new mediaEditor’s note: It’s Summit Week at a16z, so each day we’re re-sharing some of our favorite talks from the last few years.

Which Categories of Seed Startups are Thriving? Which Aren't?

Tom Tunguz

AI or Machine Learning is a new technology that will benefit nearly every type of sector and we’re still in the very earliest innings. Eight years ago, there were nearly zero AI startups seeded. Blockchain is clearly the category with the steepest slope.

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Five Pillars of Success: Curated Content for Early Stage Entrepreneurs

TechStars

What is blockchain? Everything you need to know about AI (Artificial Intelligence): [link]. So you’ve got a terrific idea for a startup? Great! If you’re just starting out as an entrepreneur, you may feel overwhelmed by all the new vocabulary and concepts around building a business.

How to Generate Signals that Matter to Early Stage Investors

TechStars

Oh and on that note, refrain from sprinkling in jargon words like AI, or blockchain or IoT to make your idea sound cooler. Photo by Chinh Le Duc on Unsplash. Build a strong team with direct and relevant reputation.

The Evolution of CRM (And Where it’s Going) in the Future

Sales Hacker

They are cloud-based, AI-driven, and accessible from mobile phones. In fact, the clamor for AI integration already peaked a few years ago. Advanced users now want more powerful AI and machine learning to tackle hyper-specific CRM functions. 3) AI and ML will become the norm.

The 18 Awesome Women of SaaS in Asia

SaaStock

With more than 15 years of solid experience, today she is the Chief Operations Officer at the Ping An Health Cloud, known as the most advanced AI healthcare technology.

Kellblog's 10 Predictions for 2020

Kellblog

Blockchain, as an enterprise technology, fades away. While I hate to my find myself on the other side of Ray Wang , I’m personally not seeing much traction for blockchain in the enterprise. The 2019 Blockchain Opportunity Summit’s theme was “ Is Blockchain Dead?

Key takeaways from fintech’s 2018 Money2020 conference

wepay

There is a lot going on in the blockchain space – lots of start-ups, every major financial institution is experimenting in this space including JPMC’s Quorum. Last year there was a clear focus on AI, Blockchain, and also a lot about conversation/contextual commerce.

38 Bright Asian SaaS Stars

SaaStock

Their solutions span a wide range of verticals: from E-commerce, HR and Health to collaboration, infrastructure and AI. It is based on blockchain and allows businesses to take care of their finances on a number of platforms and in multiple currencies. It is a cloud-based platform that offers the services of Asia’s top AI assistant for hotel staff – Gaia. It provides visual search and image recognition solutions based on AI. Founders : Ai Ching Goh, Andrea Zaggia.

Trends and Observations for 2017 from Money2020

wepay

AI and Humanizing Banking. Institutions can improve their customers’ emotional connection with money by deploying experiences that leverage the human touch with smart automation and AI.”. Blockchain and Distributed Ledger NOT Bitcoin.

2017: The Year in Payments

wepay

Cryptocurrency and blockchain. But the more significant long-term developments may well be in the underlying blockchain technology and its other applications throughout the payment and banking industries.

10 key lessons SaaStock18 attendees picked up

SaaStock

Categories include CRM, group chat and security systems whereas trends include AI, cloud and Blockchain. After each SaaStock conference, we are often left wondering about the impact that the agenda we put together has had on attendees.

Facing the Future of Fintech: WePay’s Week in Payments

wepay

Some of the topics that came up included AI, blockchain and peer-to-peer, but a lot of other topics were on their mind. It’s time once again for our weekly overview of what’s new in payments and what people are saying and doing of importance in the Fintech and payments industries.

A sneak peek into Point Nine's investment thesis

The Angel VC

We think that blockchain technologies have the the potential to disrupt many marketplace models as we know them today; we will be exploring them in depth. Over the last couple of weeks and months we spent some time putting our investment thesis on paper.

How SEO Has Evolved Over The Years - Then And Now

Backlinkfy

From email to browsers, search engines, mobile, AI and now blockchain, he feels fortunate to witness it all and is really excited to see what’s next. It’s human nature to catalog what exists in the world.

Top 9 Takeaways from Fintech’s Money2020 Conference

wepay

Here are our team’s top 9 takeaways from the conference: Whereas the buzz last year was all about wallets , wallets, and wallets, most of the buzz this year was around AI, bots, and new mobile identity verification systems (haptic, biometric, and more). Bitcoins may be losing cache – there was almost zero talk of them – but many traditional players are experimenting with the Blockchain with aim to reduce costs, make back-end fund transfers safer, and more.

Flying cars, chatbots and looking forward to the next small thing

Inside Intercom

In the past few years it has been AI, chatbots, VR, blockchain and whatnot. At the time a lot of people in the tech industry thought that chatbots coupled with AI were the future of UI. “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.”. Peter Thiel.

SaaS marketing 101: marketing for growth and survival

Inside Intercom

It might also have started with loudly chanting words like “AI” or “blockchain” while dancing around a fire. There’s one thing all wilderness survivors have in common: they didn’t get eaten by a bear. The only way to make sure your customers see your message is to understand their behaviors and mindset. There’s a strong parallel between surviving in the wild and starting a business.

Point Nine Capital 2019 Team Predictions

Point Nine Land

2018 already paved the way for a number of tokenized fund launches such as Blockchain Capital and SPiCE VC. Going even further, the Chinese app TikTok chooses the content for each user purely based on AI , almost no user interaction involved.