Category: Startups

Silicon Valley: Start-ups and Financing

This is an interview of Andrey Kunov, President of Silicon Valley Innovation Center, published by Magazin für Touristik und Business Travel  in the special report about Silicon Valley. Where It’s Going: It’s not just employees of established corporations, but those of start-ups, too, who visit the Valley on a rotational basis. It’s common for one of the founders to travel to Silicon Valley or send individual employees to the USA over a longer period. Until recently, MyFavorito founder Schlenzig lived on a boat in Mountain View, not far from Google, to save costs. Now, he pays 4,000 dollars a month ... Read more

How Can Big Companies Innovate? Turning Disruption Threats into Innovation Opportunities

By Andrey Kunov, CEO, Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) Uber, Didi Chuxing, Airbnb, Dropbox, SpaceX, Uber, Spotify… the list is endless but what do all of them have in common? Each one of them is a startup and each one has disrupted an entire industry. Be it hospitality, auto, music or aeronautics, no one has been spared. So what is the antidote to this disruptive trend? – M&A or R&D?  What’s the action plan? In this blog , we’ll look at the emerging practice of start-up engagement as a corporate innovation strategy to help established companies uncover growth opportunities behind ... Read more

28 TOP NEW STARTUPS IN SILICON VALLEY YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE OF BY THE END OF THIS YEAR

There is no shortage of startups in Silicon Valley and the surrounding region. That is akin to asking how many hot dog street carts are on the streets of Manhattan during summertime. For those that are interested in finance, banking, innovation, new technology and investment, we are here to help you out today. We at Silicon Valley Innovation center now present you with the 28 new startups that you will need to know about now, and likely throughout the near future, and beyond. We’ve noticed some trends, old and new, that have really been taking off throughout the year or ... Read more

“Insurance Disrupted | 2015” Conference Awards Limelight Health as Winner of its Insurance StartUp Showcase.

“Insurance Disrupted | 2015” Conference Awards Limelight Health as Winner of its Insurance StartUp Showcase. By: Natalie L. Wood Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) hosted an Insurance StartUp Showcase as part of its larger “Insurance Disrupted | Silicon Valley 2015” Conference held in Palo Alto on November 19-20th.   The winner of the Showcase was Limelight Health which has a product called QuotePad, it is one of the first real-time, mobile, all-in-one quoting platforms for health insurance and benefits professionals. Limelight Health was one of seven interesting Insurance StartUps competing in the Showcase, which included:  Rig – GroupHub – roost – ... Read more

VISIT SILICON VALLEY TO INVEST IN INTERNET OF THINGS STARTUPS

On Wednesday, June 15th, Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) hosted the executive team from TeamViewer. Launched in 2005, TeamViewer is one of the worldwide leading solutions for desktop sharing and online collaboration over the Internet, growing to 600+ employees across Germany, USA, Australia, UK, and Armenia, with $25M in annual revenue. SVIC put together a day of IoT-focused startup showcases to help TeamViewer better understand and identify opportunities for partnering and investing in the latest IoT innovations and disruptive technologies. Featured companies include: IntelliVision, a leader in video intelligence and analytics solutions for security, surveillance, transportation and retail organizations focused on ... Read more

WHY STARTUPS ARE BETTER INNOVATORS THAN BIG COMPANIES

Innovative tech business is about taking risks and responsibilities, giving up personal for the good of enterprise and seeing opportunities that others don’t see. In the fast paced world of disruptive tech innovations, bringing new and fresh ideas to life has never been harder for large players. This is one of the reasons why big companies prefer to outsource innovation process to startups. According to WSJ, 3 out of 4 startups fail. Not all of them fail completely: out of 10 new firms, 3-4 startups are destined to lose everything, another 3-4 will be able to return investment, but one ... Read more

WHAT HAPPENS IN STARTUP INCUBATORS AND ACCELERATORS

Bringing a new business to life has never been so affordable. With dozens of business incubators and accelerators in the Bay Area, young businesses thrive and almost anyone can become a participant in an incubation program. Visiting great Silicon Valley incubators is a must-have option in the most of the executive training sessions SVIC organizes. In this post we will tell you what kind of magic happens in tech startup incubators, and give you some reasons why you should visit them or why Silicon Valley is the best place to found and fund a startup. Paul Graham, founder and mentor ... Read more