Three major themes dominate our TMT predictions for 2020. First, individual technologies are becoming ever more connected and interdependent, and their impact and value are increasing as a result. Second, just five ecosystems—smartphones, computers, TVs, enterprise data centers and software, and the Internet of Things—account for most of the TMT industry’s revenue. And third, many services and products that have been “just around the corner” for years are finally hitting their stride.
Source: TMT Predictions 2020
Montréal-based FinTech company Nuvei has raised $350 million CAD ($270 million USD) (CA$358 million) in common equity financing.
Source: Montréal’s Nuvei raises $358 million CAD, reaches $2.65 billion CAD valuation | BetaKit
Instead of never-ending progress, today’s kids face a world on the edge of collapse. What next?
Source: Keynes was wrong. Gen Z will have it worse.
“There still seems to be a big gap between the importance many institutions give to online learning for the future of the institution, and their actual policies, plans and strategies. While 71% rate online learning as very or extremely important for the future of their institution, institutions that are implementing a plan remain a minority, while the majority of institutions are developing a plan or recognize a need for one. In other words, most institutions are moving, but not fast enough, in terms of managing the move to digital learning.”
In the span of three years, founder Sebastian Thrun helped turn Udacity into an edtech unicorn. But the company’s journey in the world of VC hasn’t always been smooth sailing.
Source: This day in unicorn history: Udacity and its $1B edtech experiment | PitchBook
Avoid the search for new clients by making sure you’re doing everything possible to keep your current customers satisfied with your work.
Source: 10 Qualities You Need to Keep Your Virtual Assistant Clients Happy #MoonlightingontheInternet
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Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns. While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our brains take in new information, and knowing how this works can help us choose the most efficient strategies for learning new things.
Source: Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns