Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Is A for Africa?

In August, we awoke to news that we had to learn the Alphabet. Well, not literately. Google co-founder Larry Page made a huge announcement about a corporate restructuring which would see Alphabet become the holding company of Google and several other companies within the Google family. 

The restructuring looks pretty seamless, appears well thought out,  and was explained to the public in simple ABC (the spectrum of puns that can be created with Alphabet are too juicy to pass up) and the public lapped it up.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Fits.me is Acquired by Rakuten

Fits.me is a London based Estonian start-up. Fits.me was created with a vision to reinvent the wheel of online clothing retail, by making it easier for buyers to figure out what actually fits them before clicking to purchase apparel. Fits.me works as a virtual reality fitting system, where users are required to enter a set of their body measurements in order to pull up the correct images from Fits.me’s database, giving the user the ability to confirm, without ever stepping in store, that the clothing item to be purchased would be a perfect fit. The images are created by robotic mannequins that expand or contract to give thousands of body dimension permutations.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Pavegen Systems Smashes Crowdfunding Record

Pavegen was founded in 2009 as a start-up from Loughborough University and morphed into an innovative CleanTech company, with its headquarters in the London district of King’s Cross. They manufacture and develop innovative flooring technology that provides renewable electrical energy by converting kinetic energy from footsteps. The potential of this groundbreaking technology can be better appreciated when one imagines a smart city where our daily electrical appliances are powered by the collective footsteps of the public or where a concert is solely powered by the energy generated from the footsteps of the audience.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Partner Message: WCA Executive Investment Summit & CEO Forum 2015

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Monday, 1 September 2014

Amoo proud to co-host a FinTech Pitching event at the BVI London Office


Amoo is proud to have organised and co-hosted an exclusive FinTech focused Pitching Session at the British Virgin Islands London Office last Wednesday 27th of August. The day's programme was centred around three exceptional FinTech growth companies (FollowThatFund, Liquity & M-Changa) and a panel of credible investors and FinTech experts.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Big Data - New Rules of the Game

Big Data is like water, fire and earth. Just like water, Big Data is continuously flowing, but if mismanaged, it can burn you like fire. And just like earth, it provides a platform for prosperity and growth. But as more and more personal data is being circulated, stored and disseminated, the risk of privacy breach is becoming a global issue.

I recently met a friend who talked about an interesting incident:

I do not use Whatsapp, and I have not even downloaded it nor tried it. However, one day I got a text message from my wife saying that I should download Whatsapp. Later that day I mention the text message to my wife, and she claims never to have sent that message. I got really curious about what had happened and felt perplexed about the whole situation.’

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Calling all Startups! Enter the Tech Trailblazers Awards Programme - Deadline is August 29th

There are just a few weeks to enter the Tech Trailblazers Awards. Enterprise IT startups that are younger than 6 years old, privately owned and privately funded (including Angel, Seed and VC — up to and including C-series) should enter now for a chance to win at www.techtrailblazers.com.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Sustainability: a Venture Capitalist’s Perspective

by Eric Choi, Analyst at Amoo Venture Capital Advisory

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in sustainability, especially in the private equity and venture capital network. Sustainability by definition has multiple dimensions, namely Economic, Social and Environmental (so-called ‘Triple Bottom Line’). From an investor’s perspective, sustainability encompasses investing in technologies and ventures that allow us to optimise the use of scarce resources. Most times, these transform the way we work and live and hence why it is commonly known as “impact investing or conscious