News and Blogs from e-thomsen
One of the greatest AHA! moments I had when I started to spend time with VCs and PEs some years ago was that they did not look at the path to success the same way I did. In a large corporate we would determine our capability gaps and then, using relatively precisely defined projects, work[…]
Impressively SwanLeap has been ranked as the (privately owned) company with the highest growth rate in North America by Inc.5000.SwanLeap produces NextGen TMS (“Beyond TMS” as the have tagged it) using AI and real-time analytics to automate the supply chain processes. The growth rates are (obviously) second to none despite taking the less obvious route[…]
We get bombarded with articles, interviews and even songs (OK, maybe just one from R.E.M. back in 1987) telling us that “digital” will disrupt everything you do, robots will take over etc.If we look at history, we can firstly safely assume that we have learnt nothing from it, and secondly, that every industrial revolution has[…]
I think we have now all heard the story of how Apple (and Napster) transformed the music industry with the iPod/iPhone and iTunes…so I won’t spend much time on that. The music industry, though, is still an excellent example of some of the consequences of digitisation.After a 40% drop in revenue from 1999 to 2010,[…]
I have been interviewed and you can read the outcome of it on LinkedIN.
As of May 1, e-thomsen will be residing at Pier47 as part of Rainmaking’s collaborative space.Very exciting and hopefully fruitful.
I was really pleased to see an “Incumbent” category in the Top 5 Digital Contenders from the TPM 2018, because in the media the high profiled startups get a large part of the attention. Flexport, NYSHEX, Freightos and the like are grabbing headlines, however, despite exponential growth, they still only touch very few customers compared[…]
I confess. I did not participate at the TPM 2018 in Long Beach. The snow in my drive way did not remove itself, so I have been pretty occupied with that during the duration of it.However, I have been able to follow a lot of the discussions via social media and in particular the launch[…]
SaaS (Software as a Service) is by no means a new concept. In the consumer space there are many cloud based services that just makes your life so much better: LinkedIN, Facebook, Evernote, Microsoft Office 365 etc.As I have been launching my own company the increasing importance of SaaS in the B2B space has become[…]
I have been fortunate enough to spar with GAME Denmark (NGO focusing on street sports and developing young leaders in the less advantaged neighbourhoods), and unsurprisingly discovered that even non-profit organisations face constraints. Like any other organisation they have to maximise the output “per scarce unit”. GAME Denmark uses design thinking and agile development to[…]
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