Were it not for eight “traitors” who abandoned the father of the transistor to start their own company, the place we know of as Silicon Valley may never have existed. The roots of most of today’s tech giants can be...Continue reading »
By Jack Leeney (@leeneyjack), Portfolio Manager, Telefónica Ventures
1 November, 2013: Recently, I ticked something off the bucket list – sharing the stage with MC Hammer. No, I didn’t gate crash an 80’s revival rap concert, I actually accepted an award...Continue reading »
By Pam Smith (@pamksmith), Head of Communications, North America, Telefónica Digital
30 October 2013: There are very few topics hotter in the Valley than the Internet of Things, so when Mobile Monday Silicon Valley gathered together twenty of the leaders in...Continue reading »
By Gonzalo Martin-Villa, CEO, Wayra Global.
29 August 2013: For decades now, jealous outsiders have pointed to the vast wealth stemming from Silicon Valley startups and asked, “Why on Earth can’t we do that?”
Many have tried to trace the incredible rise of...Continue reading »
By Alex Salkever (@AlexSalkever), Telefonica Digital
One of the benefits of being on the ground in San Francisco is that we are truly at ground zero for new technology. Among the hottest technology trends is the rapid rise of 3D Printing....Continue reading »
By Alex Salkever, Global Product Expert – Cloud, Telefonica Digital
The global recession that came about from the crash of the U.S. housing market and subsequent financial failures around the world has had an interesting impact on the small and medium-sized business...Continue reading »
24 June 2013: Hot on the heels of Telefónica’s release of the largest ever global study into the attitudes of the Millennial Generation, 300 of Silicon Valley’s best and brightest gathered at Mobile Monday recently to hear – and debate...Continue reading »
By Jack Leeney, Telefonica Ventures
Legendary opinion leaders from all over the world participate in Silicon Valley’s Global Technology Symposium each year, making it a premier investment conference for entrepreneurship, venture capital, and technology. I was invited to participate in the...Continue reading »
By Raf Weverbergh (@rafweverbergh), founder of Whiteboard, a business and startup blog featuring in-depth interviews with great European founders, business leaders and thought leaders.
Recently, I was invited to an informal hangout with top European tech entrepreneurs at the offices of the inspiring Neelie...Continue reading »
By Jack Leeney (@leeneyjack), Telefonica Ventures (pictured speaking above)
Corporations are finding big profits in venture capital.
They’re playing an active role in this space, with an estimated $4.5 billion share of about a $24 billion total in VC investments. Now that’s something...Continue reading »