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Thoughts from MIT EmTech 2017: Day 2

11.09.17

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By Anna Whiteman

Day 2 of MIT’s EmTech Conference was packed with fascinating topics like emergent paradigms in social media, future of work, brain/machine interfaces, and more. As a follow up to my coverage of Day 1, here are some highlights and key

Thoughts from MIT EmTech 2017: Day 1

11.08.17

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By Anna Whiteman

I had the incredible opportunity to attend MIT’s annual EmTech, short for Emerging Technologies, Conference this week and, in a sense, the opportunity to take a peek at what the brightest minds in the world are cooking up for our future.

The Third Wave of ECommerce

11.07.17

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By Anna Whiteman

In a world where 77% of people in the United States wield a smartphone, it’s always mind-boggling to me how small e-commerce’s share of the overall retail market is (8.5%). Even more compellingly, upwards of 80% of consumers research

Bridging Your Seed to Series A

11.07.17

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By Anna Whiteman

Here at Tribeca, we’re in the fortunate position of investing primarily in companies at the Series A level. As an investor, this is an amazing time to get (formally) involved with a company. At the Series A, companies most often have

Your Brain on Content

11.07.17

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By Anna Whiteman

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how emerging mediums of content are changing the way that our brains are wired to receive and decipher information. I don’t mean to invoke a debate around whether or not Snapchat is the downfall

The Very Rad Consumer

11.07.17

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By Anna Whiteman

Many people have been asking me lately what makes one tech-enabled consumer company distinguishable, i.e. investable, from another. My answer? Whether you’re speaking of consumer in the context of marketplaces/ecommerce, mobile, devices

Behavioral Econ’s Role in Shaping Emerging Enterprise

11.07.17

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By Anna Whiteman

A lot of lip service has been paid lately to companies using principles of behavioral economics and social psychology to drive business models. Just last week, the NYTimes published an in-depth editorial on how Uber has made use of