Ecosystem Spotlight: Chris Folayan, Head of International Growth for Interswitch
Chris Folayan is the Head of International Growth for Interswitch, an African-born multi-billion dollar fintech business. Chris is an award-winning serial entrepreneur who has started,
Commercial disruption meets social innovation: SOCAP & TechCrunch Disrupt 2022
Silicon Foundry’s John Zamora recaps his experience attending SOCAP 2022 and TechCrunch Disrupt 2022 conferences and shares his impressions with us. As a Principal at
Meet The Team: Marc Basilla, Head of Operations
Over the summer, Marc Basilla, joined Silicon Foundry as the Head of Operations. A leader with experience in implementing strategic, operational, and transformational initiatives, Marc
A Whole New [Virtual] World: Where Economic Activity is on the Rise & the Role Brands Can Play
Against the backdrop of the Great Resignation and tech companies announcing layoffs and hiring freezes daily, one has to wonder where people will go to
Welcoming Silicon Foundry’s Newest Partner: Julie Phillips Baker
Silicon Foundry is excited to announce the addition of Julie Phillips Baker to the executive team. Julie serves as a Partner, bringing her extensive experience
The Rise of the Italian Tech Ecosystem
Italy is not only recognized as a cultural capital and powerhouse of fashion, gastronomy, and tourism, but more recently, “Bel Paese” has been developing an
Evolving Learning & Development Programs for the Modern Workplace
As the “future of work” and virtual engagement continue on as hot topics, it is increasingly important to understand the landscape of eLearning development players
The Ultimate Guide To the European Innovation Hubs in Silicon Valley
Did you know that there are more than 20 European innovation outposts in Silicon Valley? That European presence is a lighthouse for companies, startups, investors,
Meet the Team: Melvin Lai, Our New Analyst
Melvin Lai is a San Franciscan Bay Area native and joined Silicon Foundry in March 2022 as an analyst. Previously, he worked at PwC in
Into the Metaverse: What it Means for Your Business
What are your plans for the metaverse? This is a guide from an inspiring and recent video session organized by SC Ventures.
Why Sustainable Finance Matters and How to Overcome the Challenges of ESG Funding
The international crisis is pushing companies and investors to address Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues with a greater sense of urgency. In this article, we address why and how financial sustainability and ESG fund matter.
5 Innovation Trends in the Construction Industry
The construction industry is often known as a tech lagger but recently, there has been increased attention to this vertical by the Venture Capital community.
Insights and learnings from SXSW 2022
Events are back! Two weeks ago, I attended my first ever South by Southwest (SXSW) – an annual event in Austin featuring a series of
What does the future hold for EV charging infrastructure?
Gas prices are spiking, EV waitlists are overflowing, and customers’ frustrations over transportation are climbing. EV can solve many of today’s issues around transportation, but there are still infrastructure hurdles to overcome.
How Hyperlogistics Could Revolutionize the Way We Move Goods
Hyperlogistics is an emerging industry that moves goods via a network of underground tubes. We spoke to Ben James, cofounder and CEO of hyperlogistics company Tubular Network, about how hyperlogistics offers a faster, cheaper, and automated way to get products where they need to go.
Four Observations from an Unusual CES 2022
The omicron variant made this year’s CES a little different than usual, but it didn’t stop Silicon Foundry Analyst Eli Promisel from meeting interesting startups and forging meaningful connections. Check out his insights from the conference.
Getting Close to Customers: Why Proximity Plays Are On the Rise
Companies are working to get their goods and service closer to customers, but there aren’t that many last mile spaces available. Proximity-as-a-Service businesses can solve that—and they have the potential to revolutionize the way we consume at the neighborhood and household level.
Gorillas Can Dance: Shameen Prashantham on Corporate-Startup Partnerships
Differences in scale and pacing can make corporate-startup partnerships challenging. Professor Shameen Prashantham, author of Gorillas Can Dance, explains how corporations and startups can overcome their differences and work together effectively.
Building Relationships the World Over: A Conversation with Eli Promisel
Silicon Foundry analyst Eli Promisel has packed a lot into life recently. Check out our Q&A to learn more about Eli’s global travels, interest in sustainability, and why he’s excited about joining Silicon Foundry.
SHACK15: Building Community and Sparking Innovation Through Inspired Shared Space
SHACK15, a global members community in Silicon Valley, offers a new kind of social space dedicated to entrepreneurship, community, and big ideas.
Corporates: Planning to Build a Venture Studio? Overcome these Common Challenges
Corporate venture studios offer adjacent growth opportunities for companies—but they often encounter challenges with governance, culture, capital allocation, and talent. Here’s how to build a corporate venture studio that empowers entrepreneurs and their teams to thrive.
More and More CVCs Are Investing in Climate Tech. Here’s Why.
Corporate venture capital can be a powerful lever for corporate sustainability strategies. Here’s why CVC units from multiple industries are expanding their scope and investing in climate tech.
Hacking Hiring: Candidate Edition
Today’s job market favors candidates. Monica Bua, Managing Director at executive search firm Morgan Samuels, offers her advice on how executives can hack the hiring process, get the most out of their relationships with recruiters, and shape opportunities on their terms.
How Increasing Your Visibility Helps Gain Consumer Trust
When executives raise their profiles, their companies benefit. Learn how successfully boosting executive visibility requires senior leaders to tell their stories to the right audience, grow their networks, and show up in the right cultural and professional spaces.
Executives: Here’s Why You Need a Next-Gen CEO Whisperer
Today’s best CEO whisperers don’t just dole out business advice—they create personalized ecosystems that are designed to equip executives with the partnerships, platforms, groups, and introductions they need to meet their goals.
Welcome to the Circular Economy
As climate change accelerates, how can corporations reduce waste, reuse materials, and improve sustainability in a way that’s good for business? Enter the circular economy.
Electrification’s Biggest Hurdle: Recycling Batteries
Lithium ion battery use is projected to skyrocket as we move towards an electrified future. Building a circular economy means keeping those batteries out of landfills.
Hacking Hiring in a Competitive Market: A Conversation with Monica Bua
Finding top talent isn’t easy. Executive recruiter Monica Bua shares her hacks for corporates competing to hire c-suite leaders from a limited talent pool.
Transitioning To Hybrid Work? Check Out These Collaboration Tools
The future of work is hybrid—but it can be hard to stay connected and keep projects on track. These collaboration tools can help.
Remote Work, Resilient Organizations, and Better Lives
Companies that don’t embrace remote work will lose talent to more flexible workplaces, says GitLab’s Darren Murph. Check out his advice on going remote-first.
Are Flying Cars Actually Going to be a Thing?
Advanced air mobility innovation promises a future where we all zoom around in air taxis—but we’re not quite there yet. Here’s why.
The Decentralization Imperative
The bigger a company gets, the harder corporate innovation becomes. Learn how Haier’s Rendanheyi model enables commercial growth and start-up style agility.
Next-Gen Public-Private Partnerships: Why Collaboration is the New Competitive Advantage
Systems-level change happens through public-private partnerships that leverage emerging technology and build innovation ecosystems. Learn how.
Gen Z: Leading With A Digital-First, Reform-Centric Mentality
Gen Z grew up alongside big tech. We predict this generation will become innovators and entrepreneurs and change corporate culture for the better. Here’s why.
Silicon Foundry and Enhance Enter Into Strategic Partnership
This month, we announced a strategic partnership with Enhance, the MENA region’s leading startup studio. The core goal of the partnership is to further build