Feb 25, 2016 Katja Toropainen
Now working at Google Ventures, Tom helps to invest in high-growth businesses. If you are interested in hearing more about his work at Google Ventures and what he values in investments, check out the whole video of his speech at Slush 2015:
Supercell recently announced impressive results for 2015. The company’s three games — Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, and Hay Day — generated $2.3B in revenue, and raked in $924M in total profits. These are outstanding results especially considering that Supercell employs only 180 people. Many are familiar where Supercell stands today, but how many remember […]
Emerging technologies are reshaping urban environments. As the global population continues to grow, more and more people are moving to cities every single day, and as our planet becomes more urban, our cities need to get smarter. To handle this large-scale urbanization, new ways to manage complexity, increase efficiency, reduce expenses, and improve quality of […]
Jyri Engeström works as Entrepreneur in Residence at True Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm focused on supporting early-stage founders. Engeström is best known as the Co-Founder and Chairman of Jaiku. Jaiku grew into the leading European mobile social network before being acquired by Google in 2007. At his keynote at Slush 2015, Jyri […]
“The opposite of poverty is not wealth, the opposite of poverty is human dignity.” In her Slush Impact keynote, Jacqueline Novogratz, the CEO and Founder of Acumen Fund, spoke avidly of the possibility of capitalism – exemplified by events like Slush, where capital finds promising entrepreneurs and technological advances. Yet as capitalism also increases inequality […]
Jenny Wolfram is the CEO and Founder of Brandbastion, a company that protects companies’ social media reputation 24/7 around the globe. Brandbastion is serving two purposes: protecting companies from social media crises and reputational harm as well as giving them better ad performance and better social media ROI. Today, Brandbastion has expanded its solutions beyond […]
By far, Sunday proved to be the most interesting day of this year’s Mobile World Congress, as Samsung released information on the Galaxy S7 phone, coupled with a surprise appearance from none other than Facebook founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg. As the Morpheus-like Zuckerberg marched around the room with the entire audience immersed in a […]
Great design plays a crucial role in a building a successful brand. But how do you design a successful brand that creates competitive advantage for your company? One of the keynote speakers on the Black Stage was Konrad Bergström, Co-Founder and President of Zound Industries. Zound Industries’ idea is to sell, design, develop, and manufacture […]
Leadfeeder sees major potential in utilizing web analytics in making other sales and marketing systems more intelligent. Last week, the Helsinki-based startup announced the closure of a €530k seed round led by Finnish investors Superhero Capital and Vendep. The funding will be directed towards Leadfeeder’s expansion into new markets, tripling its workforce, as well as […]
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Therefore, the issues tackled in education are very important, but also complex and difficult. The Redefining School program, which covered the challenges of education, was featured at Slush 2015. Among the speakers […]
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