During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Mark Achler, Managing Director, MATH Venture Partners, to discuss their investment strategy and the industry trends.
First, Epi Ludvik Nekaj from Singapore and Berlin, pitched GoGo Places, an AirBnB like service catering to digital nomads who want longer term rentals. Very nice presentation and a good value proposition given the trends in that segment.
Sramana Mitra: This is really interesting. What trends do you see in the universe that you are playing in? What are the emerging trends? What kind of adoption are you seeing in customers of these kinds of techniques?
Doug Randall: I spoke to some of the trends on Big Data. There is an increasing desire among marketers for deeper and greater understanding of customers. This was ticked off when we knew that we could understand, at a personal level, what individuals want.
Amazon has incredible knowledge of an individual and that’s why they’re able to make recommendations. I think that that has >>>
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In its recent third quarter results, IBM (NYSE: IBM) came quite close to breaking the streak of 22 straight quarters of revenue declines. However, despite the revenue decline of 0.4%, it handily beat revenue and earnings estimates and looks set for a boost to its stock. >>>
Hakan Nordfjell: For example, I know that I have identified himself and enrolled with that Third Party Provider (TPP). I can trust the service because when the TPP does the request on my behalf, I will be authenticated. Where we will have problems to solve for the open banking to flourish is when the banks ask for a single security. You need to have something that is more central which will help the TPP and the end user. I think that national banks will see that that’s the way for them to boost the business.
Sramana Mitra: What are the use cases? Where are you applying those capabilities to?
Doug Randall: There’re a couple of use cases. The big one that I like to think of is changing a narrative. Let me give you an example. We work with a very large foundation that is interested in having more underprivileged Americans attend college. They approached us and they said, “Here’s what our messaging has been. We want to know what we can do to get people to believe more in the value of going to college.”
What we found was that the narrative landscape fell primarily into two different categories. One was a very systems-oriented >>>
According to a MarketandMarkets report, the global video streaming market is expected to grow from $30.29 billion in 2016 to $70.05 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 18.3% during the forecast period. The pioneer in video streaming Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is reaping the benefits of this trend with its original content strategy. >>>