From Struggling to Buy a TV to Getting Acquired by a $3B Fintech Monster

Throughout this series of interviews, I’ve talked to several non-tech entrepreneurs who’ve shared their insights and tips on building a startup. So, in this interview – the 10th in The Startup Journey series – it was great to sit down with a technical founder – Adarsh Jain.  Besides that, it never ceases to amaze me the …

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Six Powerful Use Cases for Machine Learning in Manufacturing

Artificial Intelligence is finding applications across a breadth of modern industries; a technological transition that’s now referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution—or Industry 4.0. This describes the current trend towards automation within the industrial manufacturing sector, and machine learning (ML) is a linchpin of this digital transformation. In this article, we outline how businesses …

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Are Custom Software Applications Worth It? ⋆ Geneca

What’s the difference between eating dinner at home versus eating dinner at a restaurant? While you don’t eat software, you can often think of it in the same way. Right away, some obvious differences might include price, time, quality, and overall experience. Eating at a restaurant is usually less cost-effective than cooking at home, but …

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Technology-Enabled Dynamic Pricing Strategy and Its Role in Retail

The key technologies that enhance a dynamic pricing strategy are: Big data: This combines customer data and external data sources such as surfing behaviour into one dataset that serves as a basis for dynamic pricing algorithms. Big data analysis allows merchants to define current market conditions and optimise prices based on supply and demand. Data …

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Top Fintech Trends for 2021 Enabling Smart and Secure Finance

6. Customer intelligence Tying in with AI and machine learning, customer intelligence tools can be used conjunctively to harvest valuable insights from widely dispersed and oftentimes raw customer data. Fintech companies can use customer intelligence platforms to gather and analyse customer information including basic details, brand interactions, and customer survey data. Furthermore, powerful linguistic analysis, …

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Building an Airline Out of Necessity and an Innovative Fintech Product out of Passion [Founder Interview]

Two minutes into our latest founder interview – the ninth in the Startup Journey series – and I knew I was in for a treat.  Just check out my face! It was during those first two minutes that Wade Eyerly shared a significant part of his background, like how he: Built an airline that pioneered …

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8 Traits to Consider if You Want to Find the Perfect Co-founder

Since leaving the corporate world, and jumping into entrepreneurship I’ve founded three startups.  In that time I’ve seen my fair share of co-founders – both good and bad. Whether it’s in the co-founding teams I’ve built myself, or co-founding teams I meet thanks to the work I do at Altar.io.  Through all of these experience,  …

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