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Net Feasa going the crowd funding route

Net Feasa going the crowd funding route

Net Feasa have chosen to use crowd funding to get to the next stage with their IoTPass solution. Crowd funding is , of course, nothing new, but is not that common in the B2B space. It does offer a number of advantages as your backers are more than just "professional...

#FodboldtrøjeFredag

#FodboldtrøjeFredag

Today is Football Shirt Friday (as the hashtag says in Danish). It is an awareness and collection campaign in support of Børnecancerfonden (the children's cancer foundation) that e-thomsen is proud to upport every year. This year, in order to cut through the amount of...

Teaming up with IQinAbox

Teaming up with IQinAbox

Together with Jakob Grane, I have joined IQinAbox's newly established Advisory Board. IQinAbox is a startup with state-of-the-art technology, including sensors and advanced statistical modelling to support pig-farmers in significantly improving costs and not least CO2...

Formally on Arviem’s board

Formally on Arviem’s board

After having been on Arviem's Advisory Board for a couple of years, I was asked to join Arviem's board and naturally accepted. Fortunately, the shareholders agreed at the Annual Shareholders meeting (which had been postponed two months due to Covid-19). Arviem's...

Kontainers in the media and new logo revealed

Kontainers in the media and new logo revealed

The new logo for Kontainers has been revealed, as the media have been commenting on the acquisition. The coverage has ranged from the usual industry sources as well as the more general media, such as The Chronicle Live. Most have been using the press release sent out,...

Descartes acquires Kontainers

Descartes acquires Kontainers

It has just been announced that Descartes has acquired Kontainers. The press release gives the obvious reasons, but I know that the two founders, Graham and Charlie, set out to change the industry, and I honestly don't think there is a better place for Kontainers at...

Good news/bad news for freight-tech

Good news/bad news for freight-tech

CB Insights has done an analysis of the impact of the outbreak of Covid-19 private funding, which in particular impacts startups. The bad news Unsurprisingly, the bad news is that it is going to go down, and based on experience from previous outbreaks, especially Asia...

Covid-19 provides and opportunity to rethink

Covid-19 provides and opportunity to rethink

Every crisis forces you to rethink how you have historically done things and the outbreak of Covid-19 is from that perspective no different. Stop the bleeding The immediate concern is, of course, to eliminate, or as a minimum reduce, the threat to a manageable level....

WiseTech forcing a reality check for FreightTech

WiseTech forcing a reality check for FreightTech

FreightTech has seen a continuous rise over the last 18-24 months beyond what others, e.g. FinTech, have experienced. The front runners have been Flexport (although more forwarder than a pure technology company) and WiseTech. I have discussed their valuations more...