Operations & Technology

How Artificial Intelligence Spurs Business and Investment Opportunities

October 07. 2021
Artificial intelligence technology is playing a big role in transforming people's lives and industries. Technology has become part and parcel of people's way of life. Amid the social good it has created, it is the subject of concerns given the inequalities it's likely to spur.

Why the Idea of Billionaires Protecting Nature is Contentious

October 04. 2021 Jeff Bezos, former Amazon CEO and the world’s wealthiest individual, has an Earth Fund to protect land and water. The $10 billion funding commitment is the largest of its nature, especially considering that more donors are joining the chorus. Biodiversity conservation is in vogue Climate change is the hottest topic right now in many boardrooms and government offices. Leaders across many political and business divides are offering financial and reputational heft to help save the world from extinction. For example, J...

Why Predictive Transaction Processing Will Transform the Future of Technology

October 01. 2021 TikTok is one of the best performing apps of the pandemic era. Although Ed Sheeran’s TikTok UEFA EURO 2020 show (in July 2021) was groundbreaking in terms of viewership, it has very little to do with the sudden rise of the ByteDance-owned app. Instead, the app was downloaded 850 million times in 2020 alone because of its ability to predict user preferences. Predictive transaction processing model could power tomorrow’s tech revolution ByteDance first launched TikTok in 2016, with China being the primary target marke...

Increased AgTech Funding Building New Hope in A Food Secure Future

September 30. 2021 The World Food Program USA (WFPUSA) predicted in 2020 that over 130 million people worldwide risked hunger by the year’s end. In response, stakeholders like the World Economic Forum (WEF) proposed a systems approach to overcome the frailties in the food supply chain. Specifically, WEF envisioned a “people-first mindset” with the necessary agility to build “resilient-ready food systems.” A solutions-oriented mindset means adopting smarter food systems For a long time, food systems – including production and...

Indian Investment Landscape

Indian Investment Landscape

MarketCurrents welcomed Bharat Bhise of Bravia Capital in New York as well as Nitai Utkarsh of HeroMoto Corp’s family office based out of Delhi. Sumehr Sondhi moderated this panel on The Indian Investment Landscape.

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Robust Nigeria Tech Startup Ecosystem Facing Major Headwinds

September 21. 2021 Nigeria's tech startup ecosystem is one of the largest in Africa. It plays host to several high-profile companies sending shockwaves in various sectors. IrokoTV, dubbed the Netflix of Africa, is one of the upcoming startups transforming the content streaming sector. Nigeria tech startup growth Jobberman, a popular job search engine with more than 1.5 million visitors in Sub Sahara, is also emerging as a force to reckon with. Supermat.ng is an emerging platform allowing customers to shop online for groceries from leadi...

Coworking Spaces vs Traditional Offices: The New Phase of the Office Industry

September 01. 2021
I want to start with a quote by Daniel Ismail, the senior analyst and head of office-sector coverage for Green Street, a commercial real estate analytics firm.

The Moon Is the Next Frontier for Civilian Space Missions

July 28. 2021
July 2021 was a special month for civilian space missions as Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos made test flights to the edge of the blue sky. Both of the missions were hugely successful. Of course, the build up to the beginning of space tourism was a media circus. Some publications such as the New York Magazine billed the test flights as “the dawn of a new era for space exploration.” SpaceX is up next after Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic On July 11, 2021, Sir Richard Branson took off in a Virgin Galactic rocket plane for a o...