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September 30, 2021

Deep tech is much talked about by governments, and the European Commission especially, but often without an explanation of what it actually is. Only by defining, and therefore assessing, its character can we consider its place in the European startup ecosystem.

Deep tech is much talked about by governments, and the European Commission especially, but often without an explanation of what it actually is. Only by defining, and therefore assessing, its character can we consider its place in the European startup ecosystem.

Stephen Nundy, partner at Lakestar, and Yoram Wijngaarde, founder and chief executive of Dealroom, in conversation about the future of deep tech and its role in Europe’s future.

July 9, 2021

Aponte family expands its Mediterranean Shipping Company to rival Maersk, EssilorLuxottica proceeds with $8.7 billion stake in GrandVision after tribunal, Albert music publishing dynasty ventures into impact investing.

Aponte family expands its Mediterranean Shipping Company to rival Maersk

The Aponte family’s Mediterranean Shipping Company has re-energised its efforts to become the world’s largest container line by attempting to overtake rival family-controlled conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk.

May 25, 2021

After months of uncertainty and suspended recruitment plans, family offices are hiring again. For many, the inability to meet candidates face-to-face to check for value alignment has been a deterrent. But with life slowly returning to “normal” and in-person meetings now possible, they are starting to consider the talent they need for the future.

After months of uncertainty and suspended recruitment plans, family offices are hiring again. For many, the inability to meet candidates face-to-face to check for value alignment has been a deterrent. But with life slowly returning to “normal” and in-person meetings now possible, they are starting to consider the talent they need for the future.

November 6, 2020

One of the many effects of Covid-19 has been to accelerate a lot of change that was already underway—the transition to a cashless society, for example—yet, throughout this period there has also been the growing realisation that many other aspects of our lives need updating and digitising. So, it may not be surprising to learn that at Antler, where we enable and invest in early stage startups, we have never been busier.

One of the many effects of Covid-19 has been to accelerate a lot of change that was already underway—the transition to a cashless society, for example—yet, throughout this period there has also been the growing realisation that many other aspects of our lives need updating and digitising. So, it may not be surprising to learn that at Antler, where we enable and invest in early stage startups, we have never been busier.

September 9, 2019

Family businesses play a significant role in the global economy, and a number of business empires are family-owned. And just like any company today experiencing a tech-driven change, family-run enterprises aren’t an exception. To remain competitive, however, these firms should have a clear sense of what they want to accomplish and adjust accordingly. 

Family businesses play a significant role in the global economy, and a number of business empires are family-owned. And just like any company today experiencing a tech-driven change, family-run enterprises aren’t an exception. To remain competitive, however, these firms should have a clear sense of what they want to accomplish and adjust accordingly. They can’t stubbornly oppose change and insist on the same business practices forever, because it could be detrimental for them and cause irreparable damage.

June 14, 2017

Walmart staff deliver, Heineken takeover challenged, and Nordstrom family to buy out

Walmart staff deliver

Family business giant Walmart encouraging staff to make online-order deliveries on their way home is a “win-win-win” for workers, customers and the business.

The retailer is attempting to head off competition from Amazon and pitched the idea as a way for staff to make extra money, while the business cuts costs.

July 1, 2005

Family firms are not inherently big risk-takers. Responsibility sits heavily on a leader’s shoulders because they will not want to sacrifice generations of toil. However, caution does not mean a company cannot be successfully competitive, writes George Malim

George Malim is a freelance journalist based in London. malim@blueyonder.co.uk

Family firms are not inherently big risk-takers. Responsibility sits heavily on a leader's shoulders because they will not want to sacrifice generations of toil. However, caution does not mean a company cannot be successfully competitive, writes George Malim

March 1, 2005

According to recent research, family firms have stronger ‘people’ values than non-family firms and are more likely to put customers and employees ahead of profits.

According to recent research, family firms have stronger 'people' values than non-family firms and are more likely to put customers and employees ahead of profits. This doesn't mean they lose any competitive advantage, argues John Ward, Wild Group Professor of Family Business at IMD in Switzerland and Professor of Family Enterprises at Kellogg School of Management.

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