John O'Rourke Russell Banks and Gene Murphy make Dublin Beta happen once a quarter and although this is a mature event there's still a lovely Indie feel to it - there's a rawness and a swagger to the event that's helped it retain its audience and it has similarities not so much to London events, but to start-up events you might see somewhere like Berlin.
Is your crazy old boss telling you weird stories about stuff he imagined from The Valley in the 90s?…
Sharing Economy, Circular Economy, New Economy but, plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…
Yesterday AOL appointed Susan Lyne to lead The BBG Fund, a VC fund that will focus on early stage investments in women-led, consumer focussed internet start-ups. The fund will make seed and Series A investments, with a focus on multi-platform media, services and commerce. This isn't AOL's first foray into female focussed internet projects: MAKERS, Thrive, Global Motherhood and the Cambio/Girls Who Code program all launched within AOL. This initiative sees AOL investing in women as builders, part of a broader initiative to bring more women and girls into tech.