Digital Horizon Capital

27 May 19
Newsy Today

Google's veto on China's Huawei, now extended for three months, has uncovered a sad reality: the battle to take on world leadership is played on a technological board where Europe has been totally out and without positions. Too many indicators already warn that, unless they react quickly and forcefully, the Old Continent has nothing to […]

26 May 19

An initial public offering (IPO) looks as if it could be approaching for Carbon, the Silicon Valley-based 3D printing unicorn that exploded onto the tech scene in 2015 and is probably best known for partnering with adidas (NASDAQOTH: ADDYY) to produce running shoes with 3D-printed midsoles. The fast-growing start-up has been making some moves that […]

26 May 19
Newsy Today

Google's veto on China's Huawei, now extended for three months, has uncovered a sad reality: the battle to take on world leadership is played on a technological board where Europe has been totally out and without positions. Too many indicators already warn that, unless they react quickly and forcefully, the Old Continent has nothing to […]

26 May 19

The surplus of emotions at the end of a pulsating play-off semifinal, led by Charlton Athletic against Doncaster Rovers, was nothing short of amazing. The exultation scenes, the invasion of the field, the following week of euphoria online: he would have forgiven himself for having thought that the season was officially over and that Charlton […]

26 May 19
Wild Health Summits : Connectivity

The COO of the Australian Digital Health Agency, Bettina McMahon, talks to the challenges of their secure messaging program and its context as the Agency rolls into its consultation phase for a much broader attempt at sorting out health interoperability in Australia

25 May 19

Dhe beach is not far away from his house. But Karl Jacobi does not think about retirement. Instead, the 71-year-old German with his waving-cartwagon pulls through the streets of Barcelona, ​​distributes leaflets and can be called a “fascist”. He is a “problem solver,” says the native of Cologne, who has lived in Barcelona for almost […]

25 May 19
Biz Emoji

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Direct-to-consumer brands like Away, Brooklinen, and SmileDirectClub grew up on Google, Facebook, and Instagram, upending the retail business along the way. Now, they’re starting to broaden their horizons.

“We found that digital platforms scaled well for our first few years, but we struggled to cut through the clutter and tell the story we wanted,” Caroline Bank, associate director of marketing at ice-cream brand Halo Top, told my colleague Tanya Dua last month.

That presents a sizeable opportunity. As my colleague Lucia Moses reported this week, in the TV world, NBCUniversal and CBS are building teams to go after direct-to-consumer dollars. Comcast Ventures is even training startups like Away and Hippo to become TV advertisers, and says they’re spending millions of dollars a year on TV.

(It could also be good news for other social-media platforms. Popular direct-to-consumer brands like Brooklinen, Curology, and MeUndies are flocking to Story Ads on Snapchat Discover, for example, as Instagram gets crowded and pricier.)

It’s small fry right now, with DTC brands representing just 3% of TV advertising, though that’s growing. But it’s a rare bit of good news for the TV business, which faces competition for TV ad budgets from the likes of Roku, Hulu, and Amazon.

Separately, I’m excited to announce that Business Insider is hosting a finance event at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, June 10, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. IGNITION: Transforming Finance will feature top Wall Street executives and innovators who are disrupting from within.

Attendees will hear from the likes of Omer Ismail, the head of digital finance for the Americas at Goldman Sachs, Megan Brewer, head of the technology innovation office at Morgan Stanley, Huw Richards, the head of digital investment banking at JPMorgan, and more.

Interested in attending? Admission is free but space is limited. Please complete this form to be considered for our invitation list. And as always, you can contact me at if you have any ideas or suggestions.

— Matt

Quote of the week

“Every pitch, every presentation is primarily about telling a story and not about designing beautiful slides, necessarily.” – Mitch Grasso, a Silicon Valley founder, on how to design the perfect pitch deck

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Finance and Investing

Square has quietly started working with a select group of CBD startups while other payments rivals shy away from the trendy substance

Square has started working with a small group of CBD startups to handle customers’ credit-card transactions, the company confirmed to Business Insider this week.

An investor overseeing $17 billion explains her uncommon tactics for finding the market’s biggest cash cows. Here’s how her approach can protect you from a crash.

Many actively managed funds live or die by how effectively they’re able to outperform their benchmarks. But that’s not what Kera Van Valen of Epoch Investment Partners focuses on.

MORGAN STANLEY: These 15 large companies are most likely to get acquired within the next 12 months

US companies, by and large, are still not letting loose when it comes to mergers and acquisitions.

Tech, Media, Telecoms

Meet the power players at Netflix leading the streaming giant’s defense against Disney and other rivals

Netflix hasn’t won the streaming wars yet, but these execs are trying to help it outmaneuver its rivals.

Al Gore’s environmental-sustainability fund has raised $1 billion to pump into new markets focused on health and wealth inequality

Venture investing will look a lot different in five years if Generation Investment Management has any say in the matter.

This CEO launched, an AI startup, to fix the hassles he encountered as a software salesman. He just scored another $60 million from ICONIQ and Andreessen Horowitz., a startup that uses artificial intelligence to automate and speed up sales operations and customer relations, just raised another $60 million from investors including Andreessen Horowitz and ICONIQ Capital — the latter of which is perhaps best known as a wealth manager for Mark Zuckerberg.

Healthcare, Retail, Transportation

Modern Health just raised $9 million from Kleiner Perkins and Jared Leto to upend how you get mental healthcare at work

Whether you’ve tried and failed to find a therapist that’s covered by insurance or merely want some support for navigating a tricky relationship, the creators of a startup called Modern Health want to offer you a solution.

Top investors say these 11 buzzy, under-the-radar consumer cannabis startups are set to raise fresh rounds and blow up this year

Investors are pouring money into consumer cannabis startups.

THE MODEL 3 THAT NEVER WAS: Leaked supplier documents show how Tesla’s cheapest car is different than originally planned

Tesla‘s $35,000 version of the Model 3 wasn’t supposed to be here yet.

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25 May 19
Business Industry Reports

“Global Van insurance Market 2019” report gives the most current industry information and industry future patterns, enabling you to distinguish the items and end clients driving Revenue development and gainfulness. The business report records the main rivals and gives the bits of knowledge vital industry Analysis of the key components impacting the market. Global Van insurance […]

25 May 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar opened to the public in 2008 and quickly became an icon [Courtesy: Marc Pelletreau/The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha] Growing up, I lived in Umm Slal, a small town on the outskirts of Doha, Qatar‘s capital city. My bedroom window faced open desert, the rocky ground forming […]

25 May 19
Dr. Simlai's General Awareness Overview

Current General Awareness Test- 02 Number of Questions: 20 Date: 25-5-2019 1. What are the major differences between plastic and bio- plastic? 1) Plastic is made from Petroleum, while the production of bio-plastic is done by the bio-mass of the plants. 2) While carbon di-oxide is emitted formation, bio-plastic is a clean product. Select the […]

25 May 19
Discuss Answer

2018 Current Affairs (CA) Questions Solved (Prelims) Which one of the following links all the ATMs in India ? (a) Indian Banks’ Association (b) National Securities Depository Limited (c) National Payments Corporation of India (d) Reserve Bank of India Answer&Analysis The identity platform ‘Aadhaar’ provides open “Application Programming Interfaces (APIS)”. What does it imply ? […]

25 May 19
Archy Worldys

FTSE up 60 points Theresa May to quit on 7 June; locksmiths prepare to change the locks US benchmarks open sharply higher FTSE 100 posted a positive gain Friday to close higher but off the 7,300 level as European and Wall Street stocks so rose. The UK benchmark added 46 points at 7.277, but over […]

24 May 19
Nachrichten Welt

FTSE auf 60 Punkte Theresa May soll am 7. Juni aufhören; Schlosser bereiten den Schlosswechsel vor Die US-Benchmarks öffnen sich deutlich höher Der FTSE 100 verzeichnete am Freitag einen positiven Gewinn und schloss höher, lag jedoch unter dem Niveau von 7.300, da auch die Aktien aus Europa und der Wall Street stiegen. Die britische Benchmark […]

24 May 19
The AMB Blog

The African continent has seen an unprecedented youth bulge. Half of the population is under 25 years of age, and from 2015-2035, there will be an annual increase of 500,000 young people aged 15. It is evident, however that Africa still chases Social development like a cloud and this can be attributed to the complete […]

24 May 19
News Archives Uk

FTSE to 60 points Theresa May is due to quit on June 7; Locksmiths prepare the change of lock The US benchmarks open much higher The FTSE 100 made a positive profit on Friday, closing higher but below the 7,300 level as European and Wall Street stocks rallied. The British benchmark gained over 46 points […]