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Which Business Model Will Stick: Tortuga Agtech Robots

Agtech Robot Tortuga AgTech helps growers by using robots that perform a variety of labor-intensive tasks in controlled environments like greenhouses or vertical farms, with an emphasis on harvest. Denver, Colorado, USA Founded Eric Adamson was working in consulting for

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Introducing the Reason Street Capital Library

I started the Reason Street Business Model Library for a specific need: I wanted to give advice that I had wished I had received when I started companies. I am launching the Reason Street Capital Library today for the type of

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Tech Titans for Busy People Q1 Amazon

If You Blink You Might Miss the Tech Titans Last Tech Titan of the week did not disappoint. Amazon crushed it and Bezos thinks about employees and the time value of our customer shopping behavior – a true moment of reflection

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Connected Things Business Models: Philips Monitoring-as-a-Service

Enterprise Monitoring Philips provides monitoring capabilities aligned to use and acuity, which means the level of monitoring based on the severity of illness. Monitoring-as-a-service as an offering promises to be more financially-friendly and more aligned to hospital performance goals. Founded It

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Tech Giants Antitrust Remorse

Big News: the FTC along with 48 states has accused Facebook of choking competition and plans to break up Instagram and WhatsApp. This will be very difficult -why? because the FTC has no means to evaluate the future value of

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Tech Giants Report 3Q2020

Who has time to follow the financial news of the Tech Giants? I do! It’s a hobby of mine. And they’ve made it so easy- all 4 of the GAFA brigade reported their earnings just a few hours ago. Despite

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The Prize and Price of Connected Things

This series explores the variety of ways established companies and incumbents adapt digital business models for devices and hardware. “The wearables market is not the real prize,” says a team of economists (Bourreau et all 2020) in a position paper

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Connected Things Business Models: Vivint Home

Smart Home Systems Vivint Smart Home develops smart-home technology as a complete service and system. Founded Founded as APX Alarm Security Solutions in 1999, the company originally sold and installed third-party security systems, but in 2011 rebranded as Vivint Home

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Connected Things Business Models: Fenix International

Solar Home Systems Fenix International Inc. designs and manufactures and distributes solar panels, energy storage, and appliances.  Founded Founded in San Francisco 2009 by Michael Lin and Brian Warchawsky to improve energy and telecommunications access for off-grid consumers.  Funding Fenix

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Connected Things Business Models: Bigbelly

Smart Waste 60,000 solar-powered and remotely managed trash compactors; combined with sensors and connectivity. Bigbelly provides more efficient and sustainable waste collection operations through a cloud-based IoT connected platform. Founded Founded as the Seahorse Power Company Inc. in 2003, began as a

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Connected Things Business Models: British Gas Boiler IQ

Connected Utilities Proactive boiler and other service maintenance that uses sensors to predict when you will need support for British Gas in key regions within the United Kingdom. Founded Founded by Frederick Albert Winsor and incorporated by Royal Charter on

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Are Business Models Changing Our Relationships?

Hi, I’m Jen, and I design business models.  I am a teacher and consultant and I help people understand how their organizations make money. That’s been an in-demand skill during the pandemic.  Making money is on-trend. I’ve been on constant

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