Category Archives: Finance & Economics

Startups: What’s Hot, What’s Not


Startups play an important role in the Silicon Valley economy. Startup expert Sean Murphy weighs in on technology startups to give us his verdict on which technologies will have a major impact and which ones are stagnating. He will summarize startup trends and explore how they connect to the Silicon Valley ecosystem including consultants and […]

Financial and Budget Planning for Independent Consultants

Slides are available from the panel on “Financial and Budget Planning for Independent Consultants”.  We looked at four different time frames that consultants may plan for: Managing cash flow on a project basis around the prospect-proposal-SOW-deliver-bill-paid (this may be 3 months to a year) Having an annual plan for the business A 3-5 year financial […]

The Top 4 Fintech Predictions For 2016

Examining The Top 4 Fintech Predictions For This Year And Beyond

Alongside “Unicorn” and “Grexit/Brexit,” “Fintech” was considered one of the top 10 financial buzzwords of 2015. But fintech isn’t a newcomer to this list — and for good reason. For a few years now, fintech companies have moved from the margins to the mainstream . They are building tech-enabled financial platforms that serve consumers better […]

Entrepreneurs In Today’s On-Demand World

Can Entrepreneurs Succeed In Today’s On-Demand World?

Intuit recently released an eye-opening new survey reporting that there are currently 3.2 million American workers who participate in the on-demand economy. By 2020, it’s estimated that there will be almost 8 million of these on-demand workers. Many (including Intuit ) praise this on-demand movement as supporting a “new class of entrepreneur,” giving workers the […]

Wild West Digital Health

Healthcare’s Wild West

Stop and look around you, and you’ll see just how quickly society is running into the future. Over the past decade alone, we’ve seen monumental advancements in genetics, mobile computing, wearables and medical devices. Yet, there are a some sectors of the economy that have managed to stay stuck in the past. Specifically, healthcare. It […]

Angus Deaton Wins Nobel for Consumption Studies

Nobel in Economics Given to Angus Deaton for Studies of Consumption

Photo Prof. Angus Deaton, winner of the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science. Credit Larry Levanti/Princeton University, European Pressphoto Agency Prof. Angus Deaton , a British economist, was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science on Monday for improving the accuracy of basic economic gauges, including measures of income, poverty and consumption. Professor […]

Bitcoin Might Finally Bring Down The House Of Medici

Will Bitcoin Finally Bring Down The House Of Medici?

In the 14th century, the Medici family used the power of its newly invented, double-entry accounting system to build a cross-border banking empire that banks still use today. Now more than 600 years later, cross-border payments total more than $22 trillion. These transactions are essential to conducting international business, and increasingly important as global commerce […]

Crowdfunding Equity Now Allowed Under SEC Regs

SEC Reg A+ Will Now Let You Crowdfund Equity

Crowdfunding just got a little bit more interesting. According to SEC Regulation A+, as of today companies can secure funding via crowdfunding provided they are compliant with a set of very specific laws and standards. Crowdfunding just got a little bit more interesting. According to SEC Regulation A+, as of today companies can secure funding […]