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Buy and scale: How incumbents can use M&A to grow new businesses

– Digital disruptors use M&A to build and scale new businesses at speed. Incumbents can do so, too.
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How start-ups can manage uncertain times: Insights from leading European venture capitalists

– Start-ups are shifting their focus from fast-paced growth toward sustainable economics amid global headwinds. Four prominent European... venture capitalists discuss how founders and funders can play the long game.

Democratizing alternative asset investing: A conversation with ADDX’s Oi-Yee Choo

– The CEO of a Singapore fintech explains how her start-up’s cutting-edge technology is opening the door for the mass affluent... to invest in securities once available only to the ultrawealthy.

New-business building in 2022: Driving growth in volatile times

– A new global survey finds that new-business building can boost growth and value. However, to meet revenue expectations in the... future, companies must dramatically increase their efforts.

Putting the patient first: A conversation with Roche’s Moritz Hartmann

– The global head of information solutions for a leading healthcare provider explains the importance of technological and management... innovation in helping to serve patients in new ways.

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What matters most? Six priorities for CEOs in turbulent times

– With economic troubles mounting, it’s a time to tighten belts and put on hard hats. But don’t forget the jet pack,... to accelerate into the next phase of growth.
Interview - Learn to Leap

Hyperscaling a fintech start-up: Lessons from Moss

– CEO and cofounder Ante Spittler discusses how an investor observation sparked the creation of a company that is valued at €500... million just two years after launch.

How to build a unicorn: Lessons from venture capitalists and start-ups

– New data highlights five things incumbent businesses could learn from venture capitalists and unicorns.

Giga-scaling low-carbon batteries: A chat with Northvolt CEO Peter Carlsson

– As global demand for low-carbon batteries accelerates, Northvolt’s CEO plans to scale a sustainable and profitable business... at record speed.

Satisfying the toughest customers first: A conversation with Next Gen Foods’ Andre Menezes

– The cofounder of a Singapore food tech start-up explains how it won over consumers and investors by designing its plant-based... chicken to appeal to chefs.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition

How a Spanish scale-up became a leader in green energy

– Holaluz cofounder Carlota Pi Amorós details her ambition for the start-up to become a decentralized energy-as-a-service... green-tech company.

Tackling the retirement adequacy problem: A conversation with Endowus’s Samuel Rhee

– The cofounder of a Singapore fintech explains how a digital platform designed to help residents better invest their social security... savings transformed into an all-purpose investment app.

One CEO’s journey to becoming a business builder

– In this interview, Patrick Hylton, CEO of NCB Financial Group, shares his experience launching a digital mobile-payments business... and what it takes to succeed.

Where delegation fails: Five things only the enterprise CEO can do to build new businesses

– Business building is increasingly important for company resilience, and CEOs are uniquely suited for the job. Here are five tasks... that CEOs can undertake to build successful new businesses.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition

Launching net-zero businesses: Lessons from a digital leader

– Many companies are hustling to start low-carbon businesses. Ram Ramachander works at the speed of a start-up and with the backing... of a corporation.

The SaaS factor: Six ways to drive growth by building new SaaS businesses

– Software as a service (SaaS) can be an impressive source of revenue growth for nontech companies that follow these six key principles... for developing SaaS products.
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