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  Alexei Kivshenko, "Military games of the funeral troops of Peter the Great under the village of Kozhukhovo." 1882. (

 
 
Alexei Kivshenko, "Military games of the funeral troops of Peter the Great under the village of Kozhukhovo." 1882. ( <{short}>    Alexei Kivshenko, "Military games of the funeral troops of Peter the Great under the village of Kozhukhovo." 1882. (    Alexei Kivshenko, "Military games of the funeral troops of Peter the Great under the village of Kozhukhovo." 1882. ( ? Wikimedia)   Many of the world's largest companies started in such small markets that they looked like toys. Over time, each of these companies grew in their markets or created new ones to occupy a leading position. Despite this, the founders are wasting time trying to demonstrate that the markets they are targeting are already huge.  It ...
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Jeff Bezos Foundation "Day One"

"We will proceed from the same principles that led Amazon to success. The most important of them will be a genuine, strong obsession with the client. The client is a child »
 
 
Jeff Bezos Foundation "Day One"
 
 
Jeff Bezos and his wife Mackenzie.
 
 
September 13 Bezos tweeted , for what charitable purposes, he is ready to allocate 2 billion dollars. A year earlier he asked opinions from his subscribers, in which area of ​​philanthropy to focus his attention . Bezos chose education for low-income children. But some media accuse Jeff of hypocrisy and greed.
 
 
Day On...
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Winners Startup Battlefield TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2018

We visited Disrupt SF 2018 and carefully watched the pitches of all 21 startups. There are five finalists:
 
 
The winner of this year is - command Forethought with AI bot Agatha Answers. Agate indexes knowledge bases of companies, even in video, for example, company webinars and helps technical support specialists to quickly find exact answers to users' questions.
 
Winners Startup Battlefield TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2018  
Already now it is used as a helper for customer support. The result is a 20-30% increase in efficiency (speed and accuracy) of answers to users' questions when they contact support. The product is built into Salesforce and Zendesk.
 
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For the first time the Russian team was included in the largest scientific accelerator IndieBio

For the first time the Russian team was included in the largest scientific accelerator IndieBioToday, scientific and technological progress is sweeping more rapidly than ever. Industrial revolution forced enterprising people to rush to knowledge and follow new developments, while the information revolution many times accelerated this process. Artificial intelligence, the flowering of genetics, blockade, 3D printers - an unimaginable kaleidoscope of innovations is amazing imagination. The metronome of life is tapping a frenzied rhythm, now you need to "run to just stay in place," as the famous work of Lewis Carroll says.
 
 

Where is Russian biotechnology?

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What non-commercial projects are interesting Y Combinator

What non-commercial projects are interesting Y Combinator
 
 
In 201? Y Combinator gave away its first interest-free grant Watsi. Since then, we have funded 25 non-commercial start-ups in various fields, including global health (Noora Health, New Incentives), poverty alleviation (eg No Lean Season, New Story, Zidisha), democracy (vote.org, ACLU) and philanthropy as such (??? hours, the Center for Effective Altruism). Supported by Y Combinator non-profit organizations continued to be funded by GiveWell, the Open Philanthropy Project, DRK and others.
 
 
The idea behind the program is simple: we treat non-commercial start-ups almost exactly like commercial ones...
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As a "no-brand" startup has received $ 240 million to defeat the Amazon

Masayoshi Son is known for his profitable investments. In 199? his SoftBank fund invested $ 1 million in Yahoo, which in three years yielded $ 3 billion. In 200? the company gave $ 20 million to Chinese Alibaba - and by September 201? when it entered the IPO, they turned into $ 60 billion. Who will the next brand that will blow up the market? Masayoshi Seon believes that this will not be a brand at all.
 
As a "no-brand" startup has received $ 240 million to defeat the Amazon  
 
Now his SoftBank with assets for $ 220 billion has a new pet - Brandless, a store without brands. At the meeting with Masayoshi Song in March, the founders of this start-up from San Francisco left ...
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Report of the Club of Rome 201? Chapter ???: "Philanthropy, investments, crowdsourcing and blocking"

I suggest myself to deal with the report of the "world government", and at the same time help to translate the source.
 
 
Report of the Club of Rome 201? Chapter ???: "Philanthropy, investments, crowdsourcing and blocking"

 

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Traditional investment is practiced and taught in business schools in terms of how to use money to purchase a financial product, shares of companies or other valuables such as real estate, goods or art. The goal of traditional investment is to obtain financial profit. This purely monetary profit today has become the sole criterion for assessing investment success.
 
 
Somehow our society began to appreciate cash higher than equity, social consequences ...[/h]
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Startup of the day (April-June 2018)

Startup of the day (April-June 2018)  
 
Continuing the series of digests "Startup of the Day", today I present the most interesting projects for April-June 2018. If you want to get acquainted with the rest, then ask in my blog. Entries are available in Facebook , ICQ and Telegram .
 
 

Onthemarket


 

 
 
Sites for real estate ads like our Cian earn on paid services for agents, in the simplest case - on paid publications. Refuse the realtor can not, an apartment that is not in the classifike, will never sell, the buyer will not find it. The price of publication increases over the years: how can it not grow, if the contractor has no choice. Agents 15 years ago received a convenient tool, and now this tool takes their income - the story with different speeds is repeated in many countries.
 
 
In England, the realtors rebelled. They were able to agree among themselves, they created something like a cooperative and launched their own classic, Onthemarket. Initially, of course, not all agents of the country participated in the conspiracy, the new ones are allowed ...[/h]
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The presentation in a million: investor deck, which attracted $ 100 million for Square

This presentation for investors (investor deck) helped to attract $ 100 million investment in round C of the company Square Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter. Therefore, it has good karma and it will help attract investments into your project.
 
 
The presentation in a million: investor deck, which attracted $ 100 million for Square  
 
I redraw this presentation and now I have a file in Keynote /PowerPoint that startups could use as a template for their presentations to investors. The key slides of the presentation are under the cut.
 
 

Structure of slides


 
Here are all the slides of the presentation in order:
 
 
The Square Proposition - a unique trading ...[/h]
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BCG report: "New billionaires" and subversive technologies in philanthropy

BCG report: "New billionaires" and subversive technologies in philanthropyHello, Habr!
 
 
Pavel Luksha gave a tip to an interesting and authoritative analysis from Boston Consulting Group about "subversive innovations" in philanthropy (this is about how to make a profit on a scale of humanity). The publication of 201? but it is still relevant and touches on the key themes of "fighting the forces of reason with the forces of good."
 
 
Alena Svetushkova (organizational moments), Katya Shikhova (translation), Alisa Kozlyakova (proof-reading and proofreading), Olga Klimova (proof-reading and proofreading), Kristina Roppelt (proof-reading and editing) worked on the translation...
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