The Startup Investor | January 20, 2022

This Just Blew the Doors Wide Open for A.I.

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  • The Startup Investor | January 20, 2022

    This Just Blew the Doors Wide Open for A.I.

    Surely, you’ve heard all of the discussion surrounding the rollout of 5G in recent months.

    While Verizon and AT&T agreed to temporarily halt rollouts and limit the usage of 5G within a select radius of airports (more on that later), there is no stopping this train (or, perhaps more aptly, flight) when it comes to connectivity’s progress.

    So, what exactly is the appeal of 5G, and why is it so important to mobile providers and interconnected companies alike?

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  • The Startup Investor | January 19, 2022

    Larry Fink Knows Where to Find the Next 1,000 Unicorns

    When BlackRock CEO Larry Fink writes his annual letter, the investment world takes note.

    There’s a reason why the company’s most recent quarterly financial statement showed more than $10 trillion in assets managed by the firm. With a finger on the financial pulse of the world, it is noteworthy whenever Fink and his team invest heavily in a certain sector.

    Therefore, it is beyond noteworthy when he declares that the next 1,000 unicorn startups will come from sustainable companies focused on clean energy and carbon reduction, which is precisely what he said in his most recent letter.

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  • The Startup Investor | January 18, 2022

    Pitch Company #4: Fabulingua

    Language learning is a frustrating endeavor.

    For many children, the time they invest doesn’t translate to retention. In fact, just 1% of children who study a language in American schools go on to become proficient in that language as an adult.

    However, while the academic side of language learning has faltered, there is an emerging industry supporting independent education. In 2019, 1.8 billion people worldwide were learning a new language – be it on the internet or elsewhere. This translated to a $60 billion industry showing no signs of slowing; in fact, through 2027, this industry is projected to continue growing at an 18.7% annual rate.

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  • The Startup Investor | January 15, 2022

    The One Huge Health Trend You Should Invest In

    Buck Jordan here. With the primary focus at Wavemaker Labs being emerging technology, I don’t often talk about health – but it’s something I care about deeply, both personally and societally.

    However, I’m not focused on healthcare just because it’s important; it is also a gigantic market.

    According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. healthcare spending reached $4.1 trillion in 2020, or $12,530 per person. That accounts for 19.7% of U.S. GDP, an enormous chunk.

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  • The Startup Investor | January 13, 2022

    Pitch Company #3: The Postage

    56 million people die every year.

    While the topic may seem grim, it is reality. A similarly grim reality is that it’s big business; in fact, death-care services are an industry worth north of $100 billion…

    With all of the paperwork and necessary components involved in estate planning – and given the difficult implications of its consideration – it is often a subject that individuals and loved ones avoid. In fact, only 18% of people older than 55 have completed a will and other important estate-planning documents.

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