Essays

A Venture-capital Firm Specializing in Digital Technologies

Two venture-capital firms combined to form UNITED VENTURES, supported by a large institutional player, Fondo Italiano di Investimento acting as anchor investor. This was first ever Investment Company founded upon the entrepreneurial venture capital model already...

Shumpeter and the Digital Titans

The market where internet technology companies Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook operate has permitted the merging of distribution platforms that are genuine accelerators for new and traditional companies. Together these four technology titans have a joint...

Apps-Builder, the universal platform for mobile applications

Apps-Builder is an innovative online platform to create custom applications for the iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones, tablets and web apps in three simple steps. The intuitive and instant service allows any website to turn into a mobile application. It is the...

The role of venture capital in Italy

Innovative entrepreneurship is a key lever for the economic growth of nations, venture capital has often played a decisive role in cases of success. Even in the Italian context, the venture capital system is one of the main drivers for the generation of wealth and...

Apple and the construction of iWorld

With the launch of the iPad, Apple took another step towards that place John Battelle defines as iWorld, an environment open to application developers but, to ensure ease of functionality by users, has its strategic direction strictly regulated by Apple. An adaptable,...

iAd, advertising according to Apple

At the launch of IPhone OS 4, Steve Jobs announced many innovations to the iPhone operating system, in particular Multitasking (the ability to use multiple applications simultaneously) and iAd, the advertising platform for Apps. Steve Jobs articulates his reasoning...

Media and Venture Capital

Venture Capital’s main aim is to financially and professionally support start-ups who are able to concretely develop innovative products and services from ideas and insights, transforming them into companies. Venture Capital is therefore a fundamental element of the...

Paperlit, Italian entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley

Great stories of Italian entrepreneurship abroad testify how Italian creativity, that particular ability to combine creative intuition and commercial awareness, is much appreciated and sought after. Paperlit is such an example, and a case of uncharacteristic...

Innovation and the law of large numbers

Professionally I have had the opportunity to work both for start-ups and for large and established companies. More recently I have experienced working in a start-up which became one of the most successful companies in history. I have learned that size matters, and...

Innovation and management of values ​​in the company

In the first instance, every company represents a physical and cultural place of collaboration between people, and therefore has a unique and inalterable social dimension based on the amalgamation of values, culture and purpose. Often this dimension tends not to be...

Digital technology is the answer to the economic slowdown

History teaches us that it is in times of slowing that the truly winning business realities emerge and today's one is undoubtedly the first serious slowdown since the beginning of what many have christened the digital age. While not knowing how long the current period...

The Digital Revolution

We live in what Zygmunt Baumann calls "liquid modernity" characterized by a level of complexity and fragmentation that, when observed according to traditional categories, can easily be perceived as chaotic and disordered. The reality is that an individual with an...