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  • How blockchain can help IoT deliver ROI
    How blockchain can help IoT deliver ROI Jonathan Johnson, Board Member, Overstock.com Apr 5 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    A projected 10 billion more devices will be connecting to the Internet in the next four years. The business potential behind that number is huge, but so are the challenges the IoT ecosystem faces — from lack of a shared architecture for interconnection to the continued problem of how to authenticate devices on the network.

    But as customers connect more devices and expect less friction and more continuity across them, blockchain technology seems to hold the potential to unlock new business model use cases — and ROI from them. Join the latest VB Live event to learn more about intersections between IoT and distributed ledger technologies and explore how they can unlock the security required to realize a profitable Future of Things.

    In this webinar you'll learn:

    * What distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain mean for businesses in 2018?
    * How blockchain for IoT can build trust between people and parties who transact together, reduce costs, and accelerate transactions
    * The future of universal architecture and what it means for autonomous products and services


    * Jonathan Johnson, Overstock.com Board Member. Medici Ventures President
    * Dawn Barry, President, Luna DNA
    * Jessica Groopman, Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights
    * Rachel Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • FinTech Funding on the Rise
    FinTech Funding on the Rise Rainmaking Colab Apr 18 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Global FinTech financing hit a new record in 2017. We saw the biggest FinTech funding jump in Europe – the growth over 120%, yet US early stage FinTech deals fell as investors made more concentrated bets. Early-stage FinTech deal share dropped to a 5-year low in 2017 according to CBInsights latest report. There’s also been a sharp increase in later stage FinTech funding by corporates backing nearly half of the deals. Is this enough evidence to say that investors are pulling away from early stage FinTech Investing? Why have we seen the rise in corporate scale-up programs?
    Where is FinTech funding heading in 2018?

    Join us for a discussion with expert panel of VCs and investors.

    Panelists announced soon!
  • Challenges in collaboration between FinTechs and Incumbents
    Challenges in collaboration between FinTechs and Incumbents Rainmaking Colab & Capgemini Apr 25 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    There’s been a lot of talk about Banks and Financial Institutions appetite for working with FinTech companies and other startups. Yet successful collaboration requires commitment and agility from both sides – FinTechs and Incumbents, and most engagements with large organisations frizzle out because of the incapability of creating real collaboration projects.

    Is it enough to have the appetite for working with startups? Startups can provide enormous value but can incumbents identify what the value is? Can incumbents even identify what the problem is they are trying to solve by working with startups? Or is it just the matter of observing, keeping up with trends?

    On this podcast we discuss all of this and even more.
  • How strategic VCs are priming healthcare startups for success
    How strategic VCs are priming healthcare startups for success Daniel Galles, Partner, Providence Ventures May 15 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The healthcare system feels as though it’s years behind, compared to other consumer-dominated industries, and for good reason. Fluctuating payment models, care structures, patient journeys, and shifting relationships between patients and their physicians have complex, ever-shifting barriers to implementing innovative solutions – and do it at scale.

    But the potential to disrupt healthcare with innovative solutions and technology at scale is huge. It just takes an astute venture capital partner who can help you navigate the complexities, paired with your own healthcare expertise. Join this webinar to learn how VC partnerships can help you navigate through the regulations and complicated nature of healthcare, and get your startup thriving.

    By attending this webinar, you’ll:

    * Learn what it takes for a startup to be successful in the highly complex and regulated healthcare industry
    * Gain perspective from established health tech CEOs
    * Understand the importance of having a strategic VC in an industry like healthcare
    * See what VCs are looking for in the healthcare and health tech categories


    * Mike McSherry, CEO of Xealth
    * Daniel Galles, Partner, Providence Ventures
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Providence Ventures