This paper outlines our investment thesis in “Smart Homes”, and details six criteria that innovative companies must overcome to win in the market.
This paper discusses the most important challenge faced by entrepreneurs building tech companies, and offers several foundational areas of focus for leaders tackling this issue.
This paper highlights the risks of investing blindly in what is popular and differentiates Smart Enterprise from ‘Big Data’.
This paper describes the market opportunity for start-ups that are bold enough to tackle business-to-government services and business models.
This paper describes a critical dimension of competitive advantage: building enterprise technology platforms that become the underlying infrastructure for valuable ecosystems of applications.
This paper describes the urgent need and unprecedented opportunity for Smart Enterprise platforms to enable app-driven innovation and disrupt large, old-line industries. There exist a variety of network effects and winner-take-all dynamics during this one-time event in which the original, closed technology infrastructure in these industries is opened up, and upgraded to leverage big data.
Jim Kim recently gave the keynote speech at the 2015 Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, where he shared lessons learned from past bubbles, current investment trends in the area, and how Formation 8’s investment thesis translates into building great companies in all sectors.
We are pleased to announce that Lior Susan has joined Formation 8.
At Formation 8, we believe contrarian thinking is key to unlocking new opportunities. Watch Jim Kim’s talk on hard problems, contrarian thinking and building transformational companies.
We are thrilled to announce that Joel Sng has joined Formation 8. Joel is a talented Singapore-based investor who brings deep experience and an incredible network of entrepreneurs around the world to the firm.
We are excited to announce our new fund. Thank you to the friends, old and new, who supported us as we embark on this next chapter in our firm’s history.
The team blends some of the top tech and data-science expertise from both the U.S. and China and we truly believe in their mission: providing women with insights into their health.
The reality is technologists hold great power in the world, and not only does big industry need our help right now, but so do a lot of the most important causes.
Healthcare consumes more than 17% of US GDP, and our government is on course to go bankrupt based on promises it’s made in the space.