2014: Still living in the 20th century?

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Let’s cast our minds back to Peter Thiel’s Start-up Course that we teach here at eToro. Recent tragic events reminded me of this particular class. It is now well over a month since flight MH170 disappeared from radar and has still not been found. Ignoring the conspiracy theories circling the web, assuming this plane is […]

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Great 2013! Now onto 2014…

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 I wanted to take the time to reflect on what has been a  truely revolutionary year 2013. I don’t think anyone, including myself, had dared to imagine what a year of change it would be for all of us. At eToro we launched some exciting features; the eToro OpenBook for mobile devices (both IOS and […]

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eToro meets David Cameron, the British Prime Minister via Future Fifty

eToro meets David Cameron, the British Prime Minister via Future Fifty

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We recently were accepted into the Future Fifty programme- a UK governmental programme designed to accelerate a select group of high-growth stage tech. The formal event took place together with the Tech City 3rd anniversary. We were welcomed in ceremonial fashion by being invited to open the world’s financial markets at the London Stock Exchange along with other […]

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Start-up Course: Back to the Future- Changing the world today and tomorrow

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It’s almost impossible to predict the future, whether it be the financial or tech future. There is so much great innovation out there, but when will it reach widespread market distribution? As mentioned in a previous blog, the world has been waiting for electric cars for several years and we are still waiting… we are […]

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New leadership for a new world- Management 2.0

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  We just recently finished our 2nd startup course at the company. It was an awesome ride. Once again another group of employees partook in a journey that allowed them  to explore how best to set up a company and take their creative ideas from 0 to 1. I better watch my back because there […]

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Start-up Course- Deep Thought. AI, Are humans dying out?

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Start-up course- Deep Thought There is a lot out there that we don’t know; deep in the oceans, deep in outer space and there is technology that is perhaps more advanced than ourselves. AI- artificial intelligence and computer science has developed to such an extent that it can outperform humans more efficiently, dramatically changing the […]

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Start-up Course Web2.0…There Once Was a World Without Web.

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After web 2.0 My kids will grow up and they won’t understand how I lived and coped in a world without the  web. I always found it amazing how my parents never really had a television growing up. How did they live their lives?! We now live in the web 3.0 world, it is almost […]

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Gone in 60 Seconds, Startup Course- The Pitch,

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You’ve got a great idea. That’s great. Well done congrats. I’m busy, but I am willing to listen, I’ll give ya 60 secs on my way out the office. Pitch it to me…in the elevator. Like we mentioned in previous blogs a great idea does not sell itself, YOU have to sell it and sell […]

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Startup Class 5 – The Mechanics of the Mafia

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Startup Class 5- The Mechanics of the Mafia   Openbook. Openspace. Open views. Openness- this is the way we conduct ourselves at eToro and this week’s class was no different with our students giving their weekly insights into how they think a successful company should be structured.   Close relations harvest a successful company. As […]

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Get Married in Delaware- Startup Course Thiel’s Law and Follow the Money

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Thiel’s Law and Follow the Money   This class focuses on Peter Thiel’s mantra, ‘that a startup messed up at its foundation cannot be fixed.’ To further explore this principle we had the pleasure of being joined by telecoms entrepreneur Haggai Barel. Haggai’s Orca Interactive was acquired by France Telecom that later merged with Viaccess. […]

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