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One Degree Friday October 2 2020

The State of Climate Tech 2020: The next frontier for venture capital

The world of venture capital has seen huge changes over the past decade. Ten years ago there were fewer than 20 known unicorns1 in the US; there are now over 2002. Annual investment of global venture capital has increased more than fivefold over the same period, rising to US$264 billion by 2019. This investment has been dominated by the tech sector harnessing digital frontiers to disrupt traditional industries – including cloud computing, mobile apps, marketplaces, data platforms, machine learning and deep tech3. It is an ecosystem that acts as the birthplace for innovation and brands that can shape the future of consumerism, sectors and markets.



How often have you heard somebody — a new CEO, a journalist, a management consultant, a leadership guru, a fellow employee — talk about the urgent need to change the culture? They want to make it world-class. To dispense with all the nonsense and negativity that annoys employees and stops good intentions from growing into progress. To bring about an entirely different approach, starting immediately.


4 experts on why performance reviews may be a thing of the past

Before the pandemic, thankfully, we were already [realizing] that the workforce is changing, and we went from an [annual] performance evaluation review system with ratings to one that measured your results in a conversation-based program. We wanted our performance management strategy to be about conversations connecting managers and employees throughout the year. We got rid of ratings and focused on where we could appreciate and coach our employees around three core elements, which are results, culture, and learning.


Global Internet Ad Spending Industry announces the release of the report “Global Internet Ad Spending Industry” –
8 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 7.7% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Retail Industry, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 7.5% CAGR and reach US$112.1 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Automotive segment is readjusted to a revised 7.8% CAGR for the next 7-year period.


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