3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 238

Discover 3 original digital news, invest one minute and be a better professional!

News 1: Plenty — salads in flashy packaging

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Plenty is a vertical farming company — build-up like a start-up with high fundings of $540m. A very good performance for a company founded in 2014. They grow lettuce, arugula and baby kale — all very modern salad forms. No pesticide, less water, local. Opinion for B2B: Success of Plenty lies in manufacturing and products, but also in the packaging. A flashy pack that reminds of fast-food packs. …


Digitale Trends bieten große, neue Business Opportunitäten. Wir bei Space and Lemon recherchieren rigorous. Seit 5 Jahren identifizieren wir digitale Trends und formulieren pragmatische Opportunitäten für Businesses.

In dieser Serie zu Digital Business Design geben wir Einblicke, wie wir bei Space und Lemon Opportunitäten auswählen und in Gestaltungsfragen übersetzen. Dabei ist Business Design ein essentieller Schritt vor dem Produkt und Service Design und die Basis um nachhaltig Wertigkeit zu schaffen.

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#1 Die Entwicklung von Business Design bei Space and Lemon

Nach 5 Jahren Trendrecherche bringt unsere Arbeit vermehrt klare Business-Fragen hervor. Eine große Chance.

Wir identifizieren Digitale Trends und Business Opportunitäten (Windows of Opportunities). Den Prozess durchlaufen wir gemeinsam mit unseren Kunden. Hier begegnen wir mehr und mehr der Frage, wie sich diese Opportunitäten nutzen und für ein spezifisches Business ausgestalten lassen. …


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 237

Discover 3 original digital news, invest one minute and be a better professional!

News 1: Mambu banking as a service, backed by mighty TCV

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Mambu is a typical SaaS (Software as a Service) to build financial services, like Lego blocks. Mambu claims 7.000 different banking products, thanks to a comprehensive partner system. The news: recently raised $110m from TCV. TCV, a prominent investor, also in Mollie (similar to Mambu), in Spryker (e-commerce), in Klarna and Revolut. Opinion for B2B: Mambu is not well-known, even in the fintech scene. Second look: a very good set-up of banking services, APIs, ecosystems and partners. …


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 236

Discover 3 original digital news, invest one minute and be a better professional!

News 1: A shooting star called Hopin

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Hopin is a live virtual events platform like Zoom, with comprehensive functions (ticketing, analysis, attendee connection. A unicorn, raised $171m in 3 rounds just in 2020. In the news by acquiring StreamYard (online streaming studio) that will be integrated into Hopin. Hopin clients are traditional events going virtual, they even add virtual reception, virtual bags. Opinion for B2B: Connection of attendees is key in events — Hopin provides with hands-on sessions, expo booths or 1-to-1 meeting. Hopin also features the event on its site, like Eventbrite.

Zoom, Eventbrite and attendee connections…


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 235

Discover 3 original digital news, invest one minute and be a better professional!

News 1: Patreon, fights for creators — the leading tool to monetise success on social media

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Patreon is a tool for creators first and foremost to monetise followers. For creators like influencers, artists and local initiatives. Patreon offers membership offer out-of-the box — for followers to get extras if they pay a subscription. Many other shortcuts: live-streaming, multi platforms, websites, etc. Patreon is the leader and the market maker. Opinion for B2B: Based in San Francisco and 7 years old, Patreon is by far the leader with fundings over $250m. Over 200.000 creators use the Patreon tool that comes as a typical freemium model. Number rising in time when concerts are closed and artists look for more connection and revenues. …


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 234

Discover 3 original digital news, invest one minute and be a better professional!

News 1: Gather Town, a great place to play

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Gather Town is a virtual area with rooms and gardens that one can build. People enter the space and can only interact with others if they are near to each other. It opens many possibilities, like separate workshop, playing games or just 1-to-1 chatting. Gather Presence, the publisher is brand new, from San Francisco. Opinion for B2B: The new kid on the block — with a stunning interface and functions. It takes 15 minutes to get used to the place but then… super to interact. It replicates what we do in an office, in a university, in a house. …


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 233

Discover 3 original digital news, invest one minute and be a better professional!

News 1: MetaMask passes 1 million users!

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MetaMask is a crypto wallet and a single access to Ethereum-enabled distributed apps. Taking the hassle of having to run Ethereum nodes, thus making distributed web available easily for users. An app but above all a browser extension. They passed the 1 million monthly active users mark! Opinion for B2B: Interesting to dig in into a comeback of crypto currency: paying, dealing and securing. This is where MetaMask plays a role. MetaMask from ConsenSys — based in the “blockchain” paradise, Zug (favourable regulation of the canton).

Time to review our thought on what crypto is today! …


3 original digital news, 1 min. invest and be a “better professional”. Every Monday. Episode 232

Episode 232.

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Happy birthday to Shopee — the 12.12. event.

Shopee, very strong in SE-Asia and in Taiwan, and unknown in the West. Shopee has a similar set-up as Asian commerce apps like Taobao: events, live-shopping, brand stores, mini-games, payment. Shopee prepares for the 12.12. festival “birthday sale”.

Opinion: Shopee covers 3 events — 9.9. (invented super shopping day), 11.11. (singles’ day) and now a 12.12. birthday sale — running right now in Singapore. Shopee adds a very successful feature: if customers pay with ShopeePay delivery is free, a large success in Indonesia.

Happy 12.12.!


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 231

Discover 3 original digital news, invest one minute and be a better professional!

News 1: Yubo, the new shooting star?

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Yubo is a social media app dedicated to teens and GenerationZ. Live, groups and meeting new friends. It sounds like any other app like Snapchat, Facebook and co. Well, they have found a place in a young group. Yubo deliberately doesn’t do the influencer game. Gathered $47m last week adding to $67m. Big round to continue expansion. Opinion for B2B: No follow, no like of post… Yubo breaks the social media game of “always interaction”. Also the influencer game. A very clever step-by-step rise of a new social media app with more friends, less tracking, less influencers. Sounds like an utopia. …


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 230

Discover 3 original digital news, invest one minute and be a better professional!

News 1: Looop by H&M — a loop of clothes

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The in-store recycling system in one Stockholm H&M store disassembles and assembles old garments by cleaning, shredding and spinning them into new yarn — without using water or toxic chemicals. Only some sustainably sourced material is used to strengthen the yarn. Members of H&M’s loyalty programme are able to try out Looop in store for $11 while non-members will be charged $17. A project by the non-profit H&M Foundation. Announced. Opinion for B2B: This technology will gain momentum with the clothing industry under consumer pressure for a circular approach. With Looop, customers learn that old fashion items don’t need to end up in trash. Instead, old garments get back into the system. By a process that use no water and chemicals. …

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