Nature of California Drives Impact Investment Leadership

California is the recognised centre of the technology world. Silicon Valley is the birthplace and natural home of many of the world’s biggest tech companies and LA is the playground of the rich and powerful.

New Indiegogo CEO Andy Yang Joins 4YFN Speaker Lineup

Crowdfunding has revolutionized startup funding. The option to go to many investors for small contributions has democratized access to finance for entrepreneurs and winning ideas. Indiegogo has been a gamechanger in that regard. Since 2008, the Indiegogo community has helped

Barcelona Startup Success

Barcelona Startup Success Proves Four Year Principle

A startup’s forth birthday is widely regarded as its most important. Four years from inception, 44% of startups will have failed. For the others, it is this timeline which proves the concept and therefore the future of the business. It


Los Angeles is Optimistic about the Future of Artificial Intelligence

By Todd Terrazas, President of AI LA. Los Angeles is the second most populous city in America and the third largest GDP in the world behind Tokyo and New York. Besides our amazing weather and lower cost of living than

Tinseltown Set to Lead Fair Development of AI

Last week, we were watching a beautiful sunset over Downtown LA and talking about the bright future we see for AI. Why were we talking about machine learning and supercomputing over tequilas and tacos in the home of entertainment? Are

7 Perfect Reasons to Hit Up 4YFN LA This October

There are a million good reasons to join 4YFN in LA this year, whether you are a local startup wanting to spread your wings internationally or an overseas investors looking for a foothold in the US market. Warm weather, Hollywood

The New Era of Work is Defined by Flexibility

The nature of work is changing. The centralised office setup of the past is swiftly being supplanted by a decentralised workforce more familiar with flexibility than the strict office culture that defined the decades leading up to the 90s. The

A community for communities: why we launched the 4YFN Community Club

We are all aware of the importance of building a community. Communities help us to build and grow. Today, they are the expression of our networked world. They allow individual entrepreneurs and startups to be greater than the sum of their

Joaquin Palacios

Sónar+D Kicks Off Groundbreaking Collaboration with 4YFN and GSMA MWC

Sónar+D Kicks Off Groundbreaking Collaboration with 4YFN and GSMA MWC Last Wednesday marked the kick off of the exciting new collaboration between two behemoth entities that have become institutions of Barcelona’s business and cultural fabric. At Sónar+D, the industry side

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.

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