Released article: Adopting a retail phygital experience via open innovation – The story of WOW

• With a $26 trillion size globally in 2021, the retail sector is experiencing an adoption of technologies to improve consumers’ omnichannel experiences. • The “phygital” concept, growing in the retail industry, blends digital and physical experiences into one. • The startup WOW develops a sandbox of physical and digital spaces to test startup technologies. […]

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IESE’s Business Angels Network in Financing Round for Dinbeat

IESE’s Business Angels Network and a group of other investors have participated in a €500,000 financing round for Dinbeat, a Barcelona-based startup specializing in monitoring devices for pets that hopes to expand into human patients. It is the second financing round, in convertible notes, for Dinbeat. In addition to IESE’s Business Angels Network, current shareholders, […]

Why Corporations Need to Collaborate With Startups?

It is said that it is not the strongest of the species that survives, but the most adaptable. Land-based dinosaurs ruled the Earth for about 160 million years but they are extinct today and only skeletons are left, like “Stan,” a tyrannosaurus that is placed at the Google campus in Mountain View, California as a kind […]

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What is Corporate Venturing?

Steve Jobs said once that his model for business was The Beatles: “They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts” (60 Minutes, CBS, 2003). This is also the idea behind Corporate Venturing, great things happen […]

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