Lasers and Apps: the Future of Smart, Shared Transport

Transport will become increasingly social and autonomous; that was the key takeaway for top South Korean executives following a one-day immersion tour of Silicon Valley with SVIC. The tour group hailed from GS, a Seoul-based conglomerate with subsidiaries in the energy, retail, manufacturing and logistics sectors. One of the challenges now facing the conglomerate’s leadership is…

Going Customer-Centric: FinTech Lessons For Dimex Capital

Customer centricity, focusing on the right customers that drive most profits, is one of the strategies embraced as a mission by the most successful Silicon Valley companies. One of our 2018 clients, Dimex Capital from Mexico, came to Silicon Valley to learn how to enter new younger markets  – a challenge that is hard to…

Fintech Set to Break Records in 2018: Four Growth Areas

Disruption of banking by fintech is showing no signs of slowing. Of the many innovations now appearing, online credit scoring, peer-to-peer lending, digital wallets and open banking are among those making the biggest impact. They have all emerged as key drivers of the digital transformation taking place across the financial services industry. Earlier this month,…

Nine Silicon Valley Companies Pioneering Robotics

The perils of Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are often highlighted in the media, with numerous commentators suggesting that many of us could find ourselves losing our jobs to a machine. For some, the very image of a walking, talking computer is frightening. In MIT’s Technology Review, a robot designed by Boston Dynamics was described…