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Pitch for Purpose Winner Fantine to Turn Supply Chain into Blockchain

Chain of custody for commodities is a major headache. For everything from timber to palm oil, from coffee beans to cobalt – tracing the source of the ingredients that fuel modern life is notoriously difficult.

4YFN’s Fourth Shanghai Show Delivers Success

4YFN Shanghai 2019 was the fourth outing of the event in Shanghai, realising its four year ambition to scale and grow in the Chinese market.

RefundMe Could Help Tourists Reclaim Billions in Unclaimed VAT

This year’s 4YFN Shanghai Awards brought together an impressive group of startups from around the world to battle it out to be named the show’s top startup.

Lenovo’s Former CSO Shares Her Big Bets for 4 Years from Now

Lenovo is world’s largest manufacturer of PCs so we are incredibly proud to welcome Lenovo’s former Chief Strategy Officer Janet Tang to the 4YFN Stage. Who better to talk to us about corporate innovation than the head of strategy for

Congratulations to the finalists of the 4YFN Shanghai Awards!

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s 4YFN Shanghai Awards. This year we have selected five finalists who will pitch to a panel of investors live on stage at 14:00 on 28 June in Shanghai.

Going Full Fintech at 4YFN Shanghai

As the fintech sector has matured in recent years, it has given rise to some serious challenger digital banks and remittance services, spawning a new generation of unicorns taking on the financial system.

Surcle Promises to Bring ‘Crowd-Engineering’ to 4YFN Shanghai

Bringing electronic hardware products to market is a tough challenge. Sourcing materials and components and finding the physical space to put them together before moving to full-scale production is a persistent problem for hardware development.

4YFN Investor Partner Bets Big on Developing World Mobile

Smart feature phones are a vital tool for bridging the digital divide, bringing affordable internet connectivity to the developing world at a fraction of the cost for a smartphone. It means internet services are more democratically available, to the people

DataSed Will Transport Physical Body into the Digital World at 4YFN Shanghai

The lines between the physical and virtual worlds are blurring. We are increasingly attached to our smartphones and computers, but we still exist in a mainly physical capacity – interacting with the digital space through interfaces like touch screens and

Around Promises AI-Improved Targeting on Social Media

The total number of social media users globally is roughly half the global population. Platforms like Whatsapp and Facebook handle more than 60 billion messages per day, meaning social media is a behemoth of a market, eclipsed only by markets

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