Category: Unicorn

The Battle of Titans: Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple

  Having first moved to San Francisco in 1999, I can vividly recall the early days of Internet Marketing and Advertising. From the days of Amazon specializing in books, Google competing in the search engine space, Apple was a computer company and Facebook was kicking off at Harvard University. Those …

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Lessons to learn from Billion Dollar Startups and Unicorns

By Geoff De Weaver, CEO + Founder Geoff De Weaver Inc or Twitter:    Here are some of the key lessons I have learned from watching startups and rapidly accelerating global digital brands and companies such as: Snapchat, Uber, Didi Chuxing, WeWork, Facebook, Netflix, Instagram, Alibaba, etc. These lessons have …

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How To Identify the best Venture Capitalist (VC) for YOU?

By Geoff De Weaver, CEO + Founder of Geoff De Weaver Inc. +   Here are my key factors based on over two decades of global experience in markets like: San Francisco, New York, Sydney, London, Taipei, Singapore and others. I think every Founder or Startup needs to consider …

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By Geoff De Weaver CEO & Founder of Touchpoint Entertainment Inc.   The chart shown above, courtesy of a recent IBM Investor Briefing, will give you a better perspective on the size of the Sports Market and the opportunity it could offer your business. As you may remember from …

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Startups are just better students of History than today’s REGRESSED Fortune 500’s

By Geoff De Weaver, CEO + Founder of Touchpoint Entertainment Inc.   As a pioneer in the Internet Marketing space since 1994/95 and working in San Francisco from 1998, it seems to me, that the last decade of my life has been like a bad rerun of “Ground Hog …

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Key things VC’s & Investors look for in Startups

By Geoff De Weaver, CEO + Founder, Touchpoint Entertainment Inc.   This article is totally based on the last two decades of personal experience, living in global markets like: San Francisco, New York, Sydney, London and Taipei, Taiwan. San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York City and Massachusetts are where …

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Unicorns & Digital Disruptive Leaders

By Geoff De Weaver, CEO + Founder of Touchpoint Entertainment Inc. I think you know from reading my posts, I am passionate about: innovation, disruption, all things digital and especially Unicorns! (“Unicorns” = companies that have a $1 billion valuation or higher, based on fundraising.) Today’s digital leaders and innovators …

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Principles of Leadership in the Digital Age (Part 1)

By Geoff De Weaver, CEO + Founder of Touchpoint Entertainment Inc .   Over the last 25+ years, I’ve learned many lessons about leadership, communications, innovation and management based on my own global experience. I have worked with other global leaders and visionaries on numerous continents and working closely and always …

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By Geoff De Weaver, CEO + Founder of Touchpoint Entertainment Inc.   The only theme constant in today’s business world is DISRUPTION and CHANGE. If you aren’t operating in the ‘CHANGE’ space you better start. If you don’t transform today, you will perish. China and emerging markets e.g. Latin America, Central Asia, …

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