Data is changing the world around us. This past year the total volume of data reached 45,000 exabytes - 1 exabyte is 1018 bytes - and this number is only expected to rise. Experts predict this number will double within the next two years as advanced technology is allowing for increased data-storage capacity at reduced [...]
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In essence, a term sheet is a legal document that outlines the transfer of capital from investors for equity in a company. This process happens seamlessly every single day on your favorite stock exchange. Gen Zers like myself are used to being able to log onto Robinhood and buy $10 worth of Amazon stock. With [...]
I recently finished reading Angel by Jason Calacanis and did not realize how impactful it would be. I started to realize how truly passionate I was about entrepreneurship/startups and started respecting the work in a whole new way. Taking risks and believing in the management team and the companies is a huge part of diligence. [...]
All of us have had some exposure to robotics, whether it be crying over Wall E, scared by Ultron or “evil AI”, or maybe you’ve sat in a self-driving tesla or owned a Roomba. Research and advancement in robotics has recently been accelerated by the rapid growth of AI algorithms, particularly with the application of [...]
In recent months, I’ve been fascinated with the potential collaboration in thoughts of machines and humans. Many times, a huge buzzword being thrown around is “augmentation”. However, what does that really mean? Is it robots replacing all the menial, day-to-day tasks humans have done to free-up time for elevated thinking? How does one label how [...]
The trend of gig economy jobs is soaring especially with the Gen-Z generation. Gig economy jobs are essentially temporary freelancing jobs where the worker doesn’t actually belong to a corporation and is employed as an individual entity jumping from role to role. A shocking 46 percent of Gen-Z workers are freelancers. Of that 46 percent, [...]
Generation Z is well known for their upbringing in a digital world, and as they are reaching adulthood they are tending to be more conscious about what they consume – and therefore are influencing the products and values that businesses create. With growing concerns of global warming and environmental degradation in younger people, sustainability is [...]
Covid brought a lot of uncertainty to financial markets which brings up concerns about how it might impact the state of VC and startup fundraising. There were a lot of initial concerns about what the effect of Covid might be on VC. Issues people were worried about were the lack of availability for in-person networking [...]
The past few years have seen a large growth of student-run venture capital funds, including ours based out of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Atland Ventures. In my ~4 weeks working at Atland, it’s already been an incredibly valuable experience, as I’m sure it has for everyone else in the company. So it raises the [...]
The sponsorship marketplace is large and vast, offering a wide range of sponsorship opportunities. The challenge is to effectively connect both sides of the marketplace, sponsors and event organizers, and add onto that a global pandemic which creates an even greater obstacle to overcome. After thorough research, our team recognized the need for a simplified [...]