Ouissam Youssef Discusses Digital Estate Investment

Ouissam Youssef Discusses Digital Estate Investment

Digital Estate Investment Sponsored series by the Valsef Group The principles of real estate investment are as ancient as the idea of private land ownership. Old-timer savvy investors used to joke that the beauty of buying land was that god wasn’t planning to make more of it. Therefore, its value could only go up. However, real estate on the internet, or the space occupied by businesses or private citizens in the worldwide web, is seemingly…

Deep Learning and AI in Fintech

Deep Learning and AI in Fintech

Deep Learning Financial services have been revolutionised over the last 20 years by increasingly powerful technology such as big data analytics, neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, and machine learning. Now, Fintech is on the cusp of a truly revolutionary moment, the integration of AI and deep learning into financial services. This combination really has the potential to revolutionise money and the global financial landscape in ways we never could have imagined 20 years ago. This is…

Growth Hacking Tweaks for and by Startups

Growth Hacking Tweaks for and by Startups

Growth Hacking Startups Growth hacking is a relatively new tool in the marketing technologist’s bag that includes early growth strategies, creative promotions, and budget-friendly advertising programs. Successful uses include referral programs which encourage word of mouth product promotion through rewards to both the referrer and referred, cleverly targeting fans of competitors, and personalizing experiences not only to build customer loyalty but for the added benefit of upselling. Some businesses have benefited significantly from automated email…

Cloud Computing Transforming The Financial Landscape

Cloud Computing Transforming The Financial Landscape

The Financial Landscape Cloud computing is slowly infiltrating the financial industry, and though some of the more cutting-edge institutions have already adopted a few FinTech advances, the modernisations in store for the sector are far greater. Shrouded in conservative and outmoded practices, banks could do with a kick in the pants, and see just what technology could be doing for them. Progressive startups and financial entrepreneurs are already leading the way, and the results are…

On Demand With The Gig Economy

On Demand With The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy By now, you’ve probably heard the phrase Gig Economy or seen services offered as “on-demand”. If you’re like 90 million Americans, then you’ve participated in this freelance workforce revolution as either a client or provider. The rise of apps connecting professional services, goods, and lodging directly to consumers via their smartphone is exploding. Companies like Uber valued at $60 Billion is now officially the fastest growing start up ever, and it is…

Clouding Around With The Unicorns

Clouding Around With The Unicorns

The Social Unicorn Early investors and technology consumers alike love the poignantly named “Unicorn” companies, or private startups that reach the $1 billion valuation. The most recent unicorn spotting is social media game-changer Snapchat, which was recently valued at $16 billion. According to a recent infographic from Alexa discovered via Adweek, Snapchat also proves to be one of the rarest unicorns of all. In the technology industry, 25% of all unicorn companies are in the…

What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor? Look To The Cloud

What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor? Look To The Cloud

Saferide App Petty officer Michael Daigle of the US Navy has rolled out an app to curb drunken driving in the Navy ranks. His Saferide ride-sharing service runs on Voxox’s Cloud Phone service which costs just $15 a month and is popular among US Service members abroad, where mobile phones are not permitted for use by active duty sailors. The app is especially useful for sailors stationed abroad in countries like South Korea and Japan…

Stephane Manos, VP, Valsoft, Discusses SaaS and Venture Capital Trends

Stephane Manos, VP, Valsoft, Discusses SaaS and Venture Capital Trends

 SaaS and Venture Capital Trends Montreal is a city with a fast-growing tech sector, the high-quality but low-cost education system drawing and producing a rich assortment of talent. Already boasting a host of popular startup forums, the city’s robust infrastructure provides further support to innovative go-getters and entrepreneurs, and with increasing global investment flowing into the city, it’s clear the rest of the world is taking note. CloudTweaks spoke to Stephane Manos, VP of Montreal-based…