Move Over Theranos and CRISPR. Kuwait is Making Visitors Get DNA Tests
APRIL 20, 2016
The Middle Eastern country will be making all international travelers add their DNA to a database. What could go wrong
Mexican Food and Entrepreneurship for Lunch in Dubai
MARCH 19, 2015
They then spent the next two hours answering questions that I had about Dubai, its history, entrepreneurship in the region, and the geopolitical dynamics with other UAE states, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iran. Amy and I are spending the week in Dubai on the annual Wellesley Art Trip. I’ve been doing some of the art stuff, visited one of our LPs, and have been getting together with local entrepreneurs and investors.
Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley
MARCH 31, 2015
REF expanded its operations to include forward teams in Kuwait and Iraq to provide technology to fill capability gaps and to counter the highest priority threats. Lead, follow or get the heck out of the way. In peacetime the U.S. military is an immovable and inflexible bureaucracy.
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Startup Lessons Learned
DECEMBER 1, 2012
Israel: Haifa Italy: Cesena Milan Rome Kuwait: Kuwait City Lithuania: Vilnius, Jasinskio 16C Vilnius, 6 Šermukšni? One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total.
Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?
Both Sides of the Table
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
Perhaps this is why the Kuwait Investment Authority put $165 million into Jawbone and Saudi’s PIF put $3.5 It was only a year ago that many in the Venture Capital industry were predicting that “winter was coming” and to be fair the author of this post was chief amongst them.
The Estonian Startup With €25 Million Turnover You Haven't Heard Of
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
As Padovani tells ArcticStartup: “If you want some traffic in Combodia, Kuwait or something like that, we have it.”.
Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state
Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
JACKSONVILLE — On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Caro
Lessons From West Point: Leadership Is Love
JULY 29, 2013
Days before the Iraq invasion in 2003, just across the border in Kuwait, a brand-new Army officer named Joe DaSilva took over an infantry platoon. An hour''s drive north of New York City, the newest cadets at West Point are getting their first taste of leadership training.
Confessions of a Privileged White Male and Former Conservative
This is going to be BIG.
JULY 10, 2016
Kicking Saddam's ass out of Kuwait made us feel good and patriotic. I was born in Brooklyn in 1979, which means that the number one issue growing up in the 1980's and early 1990's was crime. In 1990, there were 2,245 murders in the city, nearly 10x the annual rate we have now. By the way, I'm white and back then, similar to now, you can't talk about crime without taking about race. I grew up in Bensonhurst.
Why the Recent Stock Slide Adds to Small Business Uncertainty
JANUARY 27, 2014
What''s more, so-called frontier markets- -considered "pre-emerging"-- such as Bangladesh and Kuwait don''t seem to have been as affected by the global downturn.
Jan. 5th Japan - US CRUDE at lowest level in five years
JANUARY 4, 2015
The plunge in oil prices in the past six months wont affect Kuwaits economic development projects and the governmenht will continue to support capital expenditure in the economy, Finance Minister Anas al-Saleh said on Sunday. TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. crude futures extended declines to a third day on Monday to stay near their lowest level in more than five years, hurt by a slew of weak economic data in the worlds biggest oil consumer.
Now Is The Time To Enter The Middle East Markets
JANUARY 31, 2013
I have been living many years as a schoolboy in both Iraq and Kuwait in the 1980´s and 1990´s. Things came to abrupt end 2nd of August 1990 when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Mikko Silventola, partner at Annia Capital.
What's Truly Great About America
AUGUST 14, 2012
The trouble with this idea is that they are also doing this in China, France, Kuwait, and pretty much anywhere else on this planet. Sometimes I need to correct the Internet from its tragic mistakes.
The Candy Man
APRIL 2, 2012
I can't wait to see how Scooby sells in Kuwait Rob Auerbach, founder of Louisville-based Candyrific, knows what kids want. Rob Auerbach knows what kids want.
Capital Flows - The Implications of Yale's Asset Allocation
OCTOBER 10, 2007
To compound the capital flow dynamic, Morgan Stanley reports that sovereign funds (gov'ts of China, Russia, Kuwait, Singapore, etc) are sitting on $2.8 David Swensen , Yale University's Chief Investment Officer, is widely recognized as one of the world's great investors For Fiscal 2007, Yale reported a return of 28%. Over the last decade Yale's return is 17.8% and assets have grown from $5.8bn to $22.5bn.