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Energy storage: generation’s forgotten twin

Ffion Rolph on 2018-05-31

In recent years, the conversation around renewable energy sources has grown broader and louder. Although wind, solar, and their lesser-known cousins do not (yet) represent a majority of energy generation in the vast majority of countries, they form an increasingly significant part of the grid’s energy mix. Indeed, in 2017 – and for the first time in its history – Britain generated more of its electricity from renewable and nuclear...

The allure of the ‘data is the new oil’ analogy

James Evangelou on 2018-05-15

The commodities market is no stranger to data; a quick Google search will lead to streams of data showing price fluctuations and percentage deltas. Oil is back up to $70 a barrel and lithium is riding high on the projected growth of batteries and electric vehicles. One thing, however, that is not publicly traded on the commodities market, is data itself. A myriad of recent articles have hailed data as the new oil- the most valuable...

Schrödinger’s Mongrel (and pricing equity in early-stage deep-tech)

Graham Spencer on 2018-05-03

I’m one of those annoying people that thinks Schrodinger’s Cat is an apt substrate for pretty much any old mixed metaphor that I can drag in. Apologies in advance.  ...

Doing the right deal

Graham Spencer on 2018-04-20

Throughout the history of deal-making, folks have conceived of successful negotiations as being the ones where they “won.”  ...

How early is too early: knowing when to engage your customer

Ffion Rolph on 2018-02-21

“But we need to develop 3 phases of prototypes, go through accelerated life testing, and get 10 patents granted”. Or so go the usual protestations against early market engagement. The value of bringing partners and customers into the conversation at an early stage is often trumped by fear. “They’ll steal my technology”. “It isn’t advanced enough”. “They won’t understand it”....