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  1. Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    07/12/2016
    Juan Imaz
    The Rise of Chinese Investment In US Tech Startups
    www.cbinsights.com Since the start of 2011, Chinese investors have participated in 679 US tech deals totaling...
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  2. Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    07/12/2016
    Juan Imaz
    The Most Active VCs In The Internet Of Things And Their Investments In One Infographic
    www.cbinsights.com Five of the top 12 IoT investors are now corporate venture arms, including Intel Capital, GE Ventures, and Cisco...
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  3. Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    07/12/2016
    Juan Imaz
    Brexit Pullback? European Fintech Deal Activity Drops To 5-Quarter Low
    www.cbinsights.com Early-stage deals are taking up a greater share of...
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  4. JD Morris

    JD Morris

    02/12/2016
    Speaking at Opel Conference about investing with family office Monday 5pm at Ritz Carlton in SoCal. Learn more at www.InvestorNetworkbyJD.com
    Meet to talk about amazing events London, NYC, and
    Meet to talk about amazing events London, NYC, and Want to go to an accredited investor event? Meet me for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks at Del Mar Fish Market or Milton's (or even Denney's 11pm to...
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    Javier beBee
    02/12/2016 #2 Javier beBee
    @JD Morris welcome to beBee!
    Juan Imaz
    02/12/2016 #1 Juan Imaz
    welcome to beBee JD!
  5. Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    28/11/2016
    Juan Imaz
    The 55 Most Active Corporate VC Firms Globally
    www.cbinsights.com Since Q4'14, there have been at least 160+ corporate VCs completing deals. In the first half of 2016, Google Ventures dethroned Intel Capital as the most...
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  6. ProducerRon Goddard

    Ron Goddard

    26/11/2016
    Care personally and challenge directly!
    Care personally and challenge directly!Leadership and Giving Feedback:‘You know, Kim, I can tell I'm not really getting through to you. I'm going to have to be clearer here. When you say um every third word, it makes you sound stupid.’(3min read) Author: Ron Goddard Founder & CEO...
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    Max J. Carter
    26/11/2016 #1 Max J. Carter
    I find it interesting that we have a people need to market being simple and direct with people by creating terms that sound stupid.

    When did simple direct honesty need to be wrapped in so much bullshit to be accepted as expected behavior and why?
  7. ProducerRon Goddard

    Ron Goddard

    24/11/2016
    So is it time for a new breed of consultant?
    So is it time for a new breed of consultant?Undoubtedly the matter of how we make a living now is quite different compared to even a decade ago. Consider this also: intelligent machines may well prompt a 30% loss of current jobs over the next twenty years. Is this a bad thing? Only, if you...
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    Bill Stankiewicz
    26/11/2016 #14 Bill Stankiewicz
    WOW, @Ron Goddard, great post of the day by another outstanding Bee!! I agree 100% with your 10 attributes & please do more honey here. Best regards, BillStankiewicz@SavannahSupplyChain.com, 1-404-750-3200, Bill Stankiewicz.
    Deb Lange
    26/11/2016 #13 Deb Lange
    #2 I agree with your 10 attributes - Creativity, Social Intelligence and Global Knowledge were identified by IBM as the 3 top 3 capabilities by 2020. These are different capabilities that require being with uncertainty, not knowing, seeing new patterns emerging in complexity. The old style Consultant, had known knowledge they shared with someone who didn't have access to that knowledge. The new Consultant is a co-creator and a collaborative problem solver who works with the present state and what emerges.
    Phil Friedman
    24/11/2016 #12 Phil Friedman
    #9 Irene, I agree, as well, that we are in the midst of a growing transition away from the historical model of long-term, full-time employment toward one of limited-term contractual employment. However, I think it a mistake to conflate the situation in respect of upper-level execs cast out of FT employment with that of middle and lower level people joining the ranks of unemployed. Highly paid top level execs often have the option of joining the ranks of business owners and entrepreneurs (not the same thing, BTW) whereas middle and lower level people will be seeking to reinvent themselves as consultants and contract workers. I submit that it is important to recognize and understand the differences and nuances. ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/tips-for-successful-consulting ) Thank you, Irene for expanding this important conversation. And thank you, Ron for initiating the discussion. Cheers!
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    24/11/2016 #11 Graham Edwards 🐝
    Very nice perspective in an ever changing world @Ron Goddard
    Brian McKenzie
    24/11/2016 #10 Brian McKenzie
    As long as people continue to kill each other - I will have a job. I see no danger of peace breaking out.
    Irene Hackett
    24/11/2016 #9 Anonymous
    @Phil Friedman - I agree. Many will also be involved at the Executive level - especially for start-ups.
    debasish majumder
    24/11/2016 #8 debasish majumder
    Great share @Ron Goddard! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Phil Friedman
    24/11/2016 #7 Phil Friedman
    You touch on an important topic here, and in so doing will hopefully encourage further conversation. I am somewhat confused to your reference to now as 2015. Perhaps a typo? And I do not see how the "FTEs" of whom you speak are going to transition to being instantiatins of your recommended model, which really amounts to being entrepreneurs with top executive authority and responsibility, including the provision of what you call "angel investment".

    I personally believe that the major transition will be from FTE to limited term contract employee -- which is not the same as being a consultant. Thank you for opening an important conversation. Cheers!
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/11/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Ron Goddard. I appreciate the timely focus of your buzz, the information you provide and the strategies you offer.
    Irene Hackett
    24/11/2016 #5 Anonymous
    As a Consultant I really appreciate this buzz. Your list is accurate. The trend in Corporate America is calling for more Consultant roles rather that additional FTE's. To be nimble in the face of change and adversity; to be confident not arrogant; to have insight to human nature; strong positivity and work ethic, but above all - common sense! Thanks for the recognition of this 'new' way to add value in the workplace.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    24/11/2016 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Great precepts for a fantastic change!
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/11/2016 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    I would say that the biggest change that has happened over the last fifty years is information float. From days or even months, information is now nearly instantaneous. This will pressure your "5th should". I would think that any leader seeking coaching, consulting or input from an outside source is probably wrestling with information overload. Your points give focus to an otherwise difficult process. I would say though that these points would work internally as leaders work through change management in their own organizations. Great insights, @Ron Goddard.
    Melinda Brain
    24/11/2016 #2 Melinda Brain
    I also believe that the Organisational Psychologist will become more in demand (think toxic cultures) and also highly qualified consultants will become important. I think there's plenty of charlatans out there, all talk and no action. By the way, great post
    Paul Burge
    24/11/2016 #1 Paul Burge
    Thanks for sharing this @Ron Goddard. A really interesting read and a great 10-point plan!
  8. ProducerRon Goddard

    Ron Goddard

    22/11/2016
    The simplest question all #startup founders should be asking themselves, first!
    The simplest question all #startup founders should be asking themselves, first!You spot a gap in the market, a habit or process you feel you can improve upon and then you come up with a great idea to build a new product or service.(2 min read)You speak to those closest to you and share your thoughts and look for some social...
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    Ron Goddard
    24/11/2016 #3 Ron Goddard
    Thank you for your comment Mohammed #2 i'd be keen to hear what was the question beBee / @Javier asked using this example?
    Mohammed Sultan
    23/11/2016 #2 Mohammed Sultan
    @Ron Goddard.@ Javier beBee was a rider of an idea that took him further than anyone could expect.Today beBee represent a post-entrepreneurial model which integrates the entrepreneurial visionary approach of a start-up with the discipline and focus of a well established business.The only question a successful entrepreneur could as is;What next.?
  9. Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    15/11/2016
    SpiralAI Founder Santiago López’s pitch at STC Fall Immersion Program
    SpiralAI Founder Santiago López’s pitch at STC Fall Immersion Program SpiralAI Founder Santiago López explains what SpiralAI is about in Silicon...
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    Juan Imaz
    16/11/2016 #1 Juan Imaz
    For any interest or collaboration opportunity please contact @Santiago Lopez de Haro
  10. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    10/11/2016
    beBee Pitch - Juan Imaz
    beBee Pitch - Juan Imaz Juan Imaz - Cofounder and President. NEW and DEEPER professional relationships through...
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    Lance Scoular  🐝
    15/11/2016 #37 Lance Scoular 🐝
    Clear concise overview of beBee.
    Javier beBee
    12/11/2016 #36 Javier beBee
    #35 thanks @Lisa Gallagher. I AGREE
    Lisa Gallagher
    11/11/2016 #35 Lisa Gallagher
    reposting this because @Juan Imaz gave an excellent pitch for beBee in a record amount of time!
    Marta Carretero Garcia
    11/11/2016 #34 Marta Carretero Garcia
    Great pitch @Juan Imaz!!
    john king
    11/11/2016 #33 john king
    Clear and Consice with a great ending !!
    Moisés Martínez
    11/11/2016 #32 Anonymous
    Great talk @Juan Imaz. :-)
    Lisa Gallagher
    11/11/2016 #31 Lisa Gallagher
    #27 I like that too @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, Pablo, I mean, Pabs! ;-)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    11/11/2016 #30 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Great, plausible and timely presentation to maje others aware about beBee.
    Lisa Gallagher
    11/11/2016 #29 Lisa Gallagher
    Well done @Juan Imaz,,. Well delivered, excellent!
    Alvaro INFANTE SANCHEZ
    11/11/2016 #28 Alvaro INFANTE SANCHEZ
    😍😍😍😍😍😍
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    11/11/2016 #27 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #25 Pabs. . . I like that
    Dean Owen
    11/11/2016 #25 Dean Owen
    #20 Steven Suller sounds like you Pabs. Well except for the aeronautics, scuba diving, and youthful physique! :)
    Milos Djukic
    11/11/2016 #24 Anonymous
    Great talk @Juan Imaz. Congrats.
    Antoine Prager
    11/11/2016 #23 Antoine Prager
    #21 I love the openness and the clarity of this proposition , it is a clear and very appealing proposition, and done by @Juan Imaz!!! this is the true spirit of bebee and this is why it is unique!!! #Ilovebebee
    David B. Grinberg
    11/11/2016 #22 David B. Grinberg
    Very nice @Juan Imaz! Kudos on your exemplary pitch. Buzzing onward and upward...
    Matt Sweetwood
    11/11/2016 #21 Matt Sweetwood
    Excellente... Well done. A very convincing presentation of the new deck
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    10/11/2016 #20 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Great stuff, well put and to the point
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    10/11/2016 #19 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
    Deb Helfrich
    10/11/2016 #18 Deb Helfrich
    Great energy! Succinct explanation of what all the fuss is about. A great opportunity for the users and the investors. Win, win, win.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/11/2016 #17 Gert Scholtz
    @Javier beBee English: Go, go ,go! Afrikaans: Laat waai! Spanish: Vamossss!
  11. Jonathan Roomer

    Jonathan Roomer

    09/11/2016
    Thinking about joining a #startup accelerator? Make sure to ask these questions first.
    Jonathan Roomer
    Should my startup join an accelerator?
    www.linkedin.com Over the last few years, thousands of entrepreneurs have setup exciting businesses across every sector of the UK economy. With this, many, many accelerators have been set up to help startups...
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    Paul Burge
    10/11/2016 #2 Paul Burge
    Hi @Jonathan Roomer, and a warm welcome to beBee. Thanks for sharing your content. Don't forget you can post your content and blog directly on our Producer platform: bebee.com/producer. You'll find that our Producer community is very active and offers a high level of engagement. Any questions feel free to ask me!
    Javier beBee
    10/11/2016 #1 Javier beBee
    @Jonathan Roomer welcome to the hive !
  12. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    08/11/2016
    2 Minutes Pitch Deck - beBee
    2 Minutes Pitch Deck - beBeeDear bees !Juan Imaz - cofounder and our President - is already pitching and networking in San Francisco !Meanwhile,  I am working on beBee's next release - expected by January 2017 - and we are excited and looking forward to it !  A new...
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    Laurent Boscherini
    15/11/2016 #29 Anonymous
    Excellent and relevant pitch @Javier beBee and all teams. The B2B prism nutrits and enlightens well the fruitful BeBee affinity concept.
    Lance Scoular  🐝
    15/11/2016 #28 Lance Scoular 🐝
    Clear concise overview of beBee.
    john king
    11/11/2016 #27 john king
    Just took a look at his link - http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/by-the-numbers-a-few-important-linkedin-stats/ (says Number of monthly unique visiting linkedin members 106m) - Unique and Active are very different.....1 member may look once in the month, not really an active member. (i think their active members per month/week would be alot lower)
    Juan Imaz
    10/11/2016 #26 Juan Imaz
    #25 https://www.statista.com/statistics/274052/number-of-unique-visitors-to-linkedin/
    Javier beBee
    10/11/2016 #25 Javier beBee
    @Juan Imaz It would be great to link the URL where this data from Linkedin has been extracted :-)
    Javier beBee
    10/11/2016 #24 Javier beBee
    #23 http://venturebeat.com/2016/08/04/linkedin-now-has-450-million-members-but-the-number-of-monthly-visitors-is-still-flat/
    Matt Sweetwood
    10/11/2016 #23 Matt Sweetwood
    #21 I want to dig in a bit to Linkedin's MAU figures. We have been using that 23% number but I want to really check it out. It may be lower. Is it 23% of their 109M active users (our of 433M) which is 25% of their total users? In other words 23% of 25%???
    Michele Williams
    10/11/2016 #22 Michele Williams
    Fabulous Pitch!
    Javier beBee
    10/11/2016 #21 Javier beBee
    #20 @Juan Imaz @Matt Sweetwood have a look at this information please
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    10/11/2016 #20 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Very interesting, Javier. I question the MAU statistic for LI, though

    According to Statista at https://www.statista.com/topics/951/linkedin/ , LinkedIn gets 106M unique visitors QUARTERLY not monthly. The monthly figure is closer to 30M. MAU would therefore be 7%
    Teresa Gezze
    10/11/2016 #19 Teresa Gezze
    #18 Oído cocina!
    Andrew Goldman
    10/11/2016 #16 Andrew Goldman
    That's how you change the world for the best!
    Andrew Goldman
    10/11/2016 #15 Andrew Goldman
    Thank you @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz. Awesome work! And so much more to do! Have an awesome day!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    10/11/2016 #14 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    The ultimate of fantastic and I love this. @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz - you rock!
    David B. Grinberg
    09/11/2016 #13 David B. Grinberg
    Excellent buzz, Javier. Again, thanks so much for ALL that you and your amazing team do. These new stats and updates are very exciting! Buzzing onward and upward...
    Mamen Delgado
    09/11/2016 #12 Mamen Delgado
    So exciting!!! Vamos vamossss!!! 🚀 🌎
    Javier beBee
    09/11/2016 #11 Javier beBee
    #10 @Dean Owen thanks for the compliment. I want a better product and we have the key to do it. We need to keep improving. It is never perfect !
    Dean Owen
    09/11/2016 #10 Dean Owen
    Forgot the slide that mentions the secret weapon, one of the best product guys in the industry.
  13. Gennady Klemeshev
    Gennady Klemeshev
    Kolk Group, Inc.
    www.kolkgroup.com Our company, Kolk Group, Inc., operates in the market since 2003. We are professionals in the field of VoIP technologies and develop software. We offer VoIP termination and  and fax systems with...
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  14. David B. Grinberg
    FYI - via USA Today...
    cc: @Javier beBee @Juan Imaz
    David B. Grinberg
    Silicon Valley start-up weekend for Latinos by Latinos
    www.usatoday.com Oakland, Calif., venture capital firm looks to boost diversity in tech with pitch...
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    Juan Imaz
    27/10/2016 #2 Juan Imaz
    very interesting. Thanks @David B. Grinberg!
  15. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    26/10/2016
    beBee pitch - Steven Suller ( a virtual bee )
    beBee pitch - Steven Suller ( a virtual bee )beBee. be Professional. be Personal. be Successful.beBee is the next big thing in social media.Steven Suller in an engineer working in Aeronautics. He is passionate about technology, scuda diving, and cooking. Steve loves establishing NEW and DEEPER...
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    Deb Lange
    28/10/2016 #22 Deb Lange
    @Javier beBee I use Linked In to keep a professional profile, although I am not sure of the benefit. I joined facebook years ago, just so I could keep up with my adult kids and the roaming the world they did. I joined BeBee and am finding it a different experience. it definitely is both professional and personal, which is accepting the reality that the divisions of work and play do not sit well with human beings. Especially when our work is play as it is what we love and our play is work, as we see what we love everywhere and can learn from all of our experiences no matter where they are and apply them to our work. I sense beBee is really on to something here.
    Stephane Fenner 🐝
    27/10/2016 #21 Stephane Fenner 🐝
    Figures and facts. Exactly what talk to people! Thanks for this article, it is very useful to promote beBee out there.
    Mohammed Sultan
    27/10/2016 #20 Mohammed Sultan
    Steve on Linked in is cool.Some people just don't understand that Steve is more than cool on beBee.Steve lets you know when the people you want to reach are online.Send Posts,engage,chat or just steve ! beBee makes it happen.I have no research to prove it but I am sure that you can invest on your emotions and balance it with reason when you click for be beBee. When you click for beBee ,you click for more than cool.
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    27/10/2016 #19 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Great!!! We continue...
    Lisa Gallagher
    27/10/2016 #18 Lisa Gallagher
    beBee= speedy Gonzalez, faster than the speed of lighting. Great job!!
    Paul Walters
    27/10/2016 #17 Paul Walters
    @Javier beBee This even got me out of my hammock !!!! Great stuff
    Deb Helfrich
    26/10/2016 #16 Deb Helfrich
    #14 Impressive stuff.

    Probably a good idea to write out Monthly Active Users on the graphic for wide distribution. And I do think average daily or weekly time on the site is ultimately a great statistic - as it indicates high engagement/usefulness/enjoyment.
    Mamen Delgado
    26/10/2016 #15 Mamen Delgado
    Great idea @Javier beBee!! Because beBee is about people. And about the essence of people. And you get that feedback everyday from the new users... Vamossssss!!!! 🚀
    Javier beBee
    26/10/2016 #14 Javier beBee
    #13 @David B. Grinberg we are over LI but less than FB. As we want to reach our perfection, we will keep you updated when we launch the next release ;)
    David B. Grinberg
    26/10/2016 #13 David B. Grinberg
    This is very effective messaging, Javier. I really like the MAU comparison, as that's a very effective statistic. I'm wondering if you also may have calculated the average daily user time on the site? I recall reading that LI ranked near the bottom of this category among major social platforms (less than 10-minutes), while Facebook was first with about 50-minutes. It might be interesting to see where beBee fits into the mix.
    Also, you and the entire beBee team deserve accolades for achieving so many impressive accomplishments in such a short time period. The future looks bright and the buzz is growing louder!
    José Ramón López
    26/10/2016 #11 José Ramón López
    #9 No te quepa duda @Belen Roblesque implementarán novedades y mejoras. Al tiempo.
    Javier beBee
    26/10/2016 #10 Javier beBee
    #4 muchas gracias @José Ramón López por tus palabras. Nos ayudáis a mejorar cada día:)
    Belen Robles
    26/10/2016 #9 Belen Robles
    #1 #2 #3 De acuerdo con @Fran Brizzolis en que beBee debería desarrollar más su lado "profesional". Hay muy poca presencia de empresas y negocios, que son los que mueven este área. Creo que beBee tiene mucho potencial y podría convertirse en la red que utilicen las empresas para mostrar la faceta más "personal" de sus organizaciones.
    Javier beBee
    26/10/2016 #8 Javier beBee
    #6 muchas gracias @Fran Brizzolis ! Tus palabras nos sirven de aliento!
    Randy Keho
    26/10/2016 #7 Randy Keho
    That Steve's a smart guy, virtually speaking.
    Fran Brizzolis
    26/10/2016 #6 Fran Brizzolis
    Gracias @José Ramón López y gracias @Juan Imaz... Es para mi desde luego todo un privelegio ser seguido, apoyado y leido por todos vostros y por todas las abejas de esta gran colmena, sólo intento aportar lo que buenamente puedo, según mis principios y mis escasos conocimientos, pero espero desde luego deseo que os sirvan, de acuerdo con la estrategia de beBee, el bien de beBee es desde luego el mío, por que si no, simplemente no estaria aqui... No he venido para estar de brazos cruzados, o como un maniquí en un escaparate.... Os imaginais que beBee hubiera tenido los apoyos iniciales que tuvo Linkedin?.... Pero claro nosostros somos made in Spain... Demostremos entonces que no solo somos distintos, si no somos capaces de adaptarnos a las circunstancias sin traicionar nuestros principios....
    Jim Cody
    26/10/2016 #5 Jim Cody
    Congratulations @Andrew Goldman on becoming an BeBee Ambassador.
    José Ramón López
    26/10/2016 #4 José Ramón López
    #2 Completamente de acuerdo @Fran Brizzolis, Linkedin es frío como un tempano. Y siempre me pareció diseñado para altos ejecutivos, directivos y gente con un curriculazo de aquí te espero. Y en el mundo laboral hacen falta profesionales de ese nivel, claro está, pero también otros perfiles diferentes. Y si, te dediques a lo que te dediques, tienes el gusanillo de escribir y compartir conocimientos beBee es una red social especial. Y me da que a medida que crezca no solo en tamaño sino también en posibilidades y funciones añadidas marcará la diferencia. Yo no hay cliente al que le lleve las redes sociales que no le recomiende y que una vez la han visto me del el visto bueno para publicar sus contenidos aquí.
    Juan Imaz
    26/10/2016 #3 Juan Imaz
    #2 gracias Fran!
    Fran Brizzolis
    26/10/2016 #2 Fran Brizzolis
    Desde luego es así @Javier beBee... Linkedin a mi juicio es excesivamente profesional, y tuvo su época dorada, era como un escaparate para "head hunters" de alto nivel, pero además era y es demasiado impersonal, parece un almacén de carreras profesionales, y eso está bien, siempre y cuando tengamos presente que detrás de cada carrera profesional hay personas, y por eso beBee tiene mucho futuro, pero también creo que beBee tome algo de la profesionalidad pero sin excederse que tiene Linkedin, (y no estoy diciendo en absoluto que beBee no sea profesional en absoluto quiero decir eso). Es bueno que profesionales de todo el mundo y de todo tipo sean encontrados gracias a beBee, y sobre todo que la gente lo sepa. Gran post, y excepcional trabajo, no hay color si comparamos el primer año de vida de ambas redes.... Seguro que ganamos... Recibe tú y todo tu equipo la más sincera enhorabuena y toda mi admiración por este gran éxito de esta humilde abeja, que aporta con orgullo todo lo que buenamente puede. Recibid todos un fuerte abrazo y desde luego todo mi apoyo.
  16. George Touryliov
    Called the Agility Fund, the new vehicle will target sub $50 million investments. FP IV’s portfolio includes Capsilon, ClickSoftware, GoodRx, and the pending acquisition of Dell Software Group.
    George Touryliov
    Francisco Partners Closes $600M Fund
    www.finsmes.com Francisco Partners, a San Francisco-based tech private equity investment firm, closed a $600m fund targeting smaller technology...
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  17. ProducerMatt Sweetwood

    Matt Sweetwood

    11/10/2016
    beBee: The Next Big Thing in Social Media
    beBee: The Next Big Thing in Social Media As the US President & CEO of beBee, I had 5 min to introduce bebee.com to an audience of 200. It was fun and here is how it went:                                              Matt Sweetwood @ Media Tech Summit, New York City,...
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    Derek Santiago
    18/10/2016 #12 Derek Santiago
    Excellent Matt!
    Andrew Books
    17/10/2016 #11 Andrew Books
    Only 5 minutes? Power pitch, indeed. Well done Matt!
    Joanna Hofman
    14/10/2016 #10 Joanna Hofman
    Very professional, Matt. Congrats!
    David B. Grinberg
    14/10/2016 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Awesome presentation, Matt! I found your potent points to be very persuasive. The buzz is growing! Buzz on...
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-social-startup-bebee-beneficial-bloggers-david-b-grinberg?published=t
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    14/10/2016 #8 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Terrific presentation, @Matt Sweetwood
    Alfredo Vela Zancada
    14/10/2016 #7 Alfredo Vela Zancada
    Great ;-)
    Tifany Rodio
    14/10/2016 #6 Tifany Rodio
    Very nice, @Matt Sweetwood!
    Juan Imaz
    14/10/2016 #5 Juan Imaz
    very good job and presentation @Matt Sweetwood!
    Andrew Porter
    12/10/2016 #4 Andrew Porter
    Loved it, Great presentation highlighting what beBee is and what it will become, well done @Matt Sweetwood
    Gert Scholtz
    11/10/2016 #3 Gert Scholtz
    @Matt Sweetwood @Javier beBee Great presentation! It's very interesting to hear what the plan is for beBee - especially the four year roadmap slide. Thanks for tagging me Javier - I appreciate it.
  18. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    10/10/2016
    beBee goes viral @MediaTechSummit - Pitch by @Matt Sweetwood

    https://www.bebee.com/content/854679/833907
    Javier beBee
    beBee goes viral @Media Tech Summit NYC: Buzz - beBee
    www.bebee.com Matt Sweetwood has 5min to present beBee. So here...
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    10/10/2016 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Let the world become more aware of rising beBee!
  19. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    12/09/2016
    beBee Pitch in Silicon Valley
    beBee Pitch in Silicon ValleybeBee is professional networking through passions and hobbies. Why ? Because personal interests generate much more engagement, deeper and longer business relationships.An example from New York Times - last week. "Cycling brings deeper business...
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    David B. Grinberg
    13/09/2016 #14 David B. Grinberg
    Very nice pitch, @Javier beBee, thanks for sharing this excellent information. Wishing you and @Juan Imaz all the best in SV!
    Laurent Boscherini
    13/09/2016 #13 Anonymous
    Thank you @Javier beBee for sharing your excellent insight so well calibrated, definitely driven by reasonable and human approaches with a positive interactivity unknown on social media industry. Well done !
    Michele Williams
    13/09/2016 #12 Michele Williams
    Excellent Pitch! A model for startups to follow...A completing story and value proposition.
    Jena Ball
    13/09/2016 #11 Jena Ball
    So you were there pitching the movers and shakers? That's rarefied air :-) How did you feel it went? Silicon Valley and its hive of tech savvy investors and entrepreneurs is a world unto itself. I'd be interested in your thoughts and impressions. The presentation looks terrific. I think you did a great job of defining what sets BeBee apart. Hope they "got" it.
    Denise Da Vinha Ricieri
    13/09/2016 #10 Denise Da Vinha Ricieri
    Empathy defines beBee.
    Lisa Gallagher
    13/09/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    Love the pitch, yes, Go bees!
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    13/09/2016 #8 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    Very good stuff indeed and always good to recap every now and again for the user benefits and funding VC obviously , question is when is the bebee cycling gear available @Javier beBee ? :-)
    Sarah Elkins
    13/09/2016 #7 Sarah Elkins
    So exciting, @Javier beBee! "Our mission is to make the professional world more open and connected." What a great statement. Now let's figure out how to really leverage those connections to improve the communities where we live!
    Alfredo Vela Zancada
    13/09/2016 #6 Alfredo Vela Zancada
    Enhorabuena ;-)
    David B. Grinberg
    13/09/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Excellent pitch, Javier! Thanks for sharing and good luck with raising more VC.
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    12/09/2016 #4 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Great!! Go bees!!
    Itziar Ruiz López
    12/09/2016 #3 Itziar Ruiz López
    Be Profesional. Be Personal. Be Successful! beBee!!! 😀
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    12/09/2016 #2 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing to Social Media
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    12/09/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    iExcelente!
  20. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    12/09/2016
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    Kevin Pashuk
    12/09/2016 #5 Kevin Pashuk
    #2 Pointy at both ends?
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    12/09/2016 #4 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Next to "the big boys".
    Aurorasa Sima
    12/09/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    The bee will look so cute with a Unicorn horn
  21. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    05/09/2016
    Top European Scaleups Chosen for Prestigious Silicon Valley Program

    http://uk.prweb.com/releases/2016/08/prweb13634978.htm
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    Larry Boyer
    11/09/2016 #8 Larry Boyer
    All the best @Javier beBee! You're well positioned for some disruption!
    Michele Williams
    11/09/2016 #7 Michele Williams
    Knock their socks off! I was in SF for the Makers faire this past May and loved it. I hope you find some time to enjoy the area. Check out the Green Gulch Zen center if you have time. http://www.sfzc.org/green-gulch
    Irene Hackett
    11/09/2016 #6 Anonymous
    Shared in LI
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    11/09/2016 #5 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Awesomeness!
    Hugo Chinchilla
    11/09/2016 #4 Hugo Chinchilla
    #3 Good Luck!
    Javier beBee
    10/09/2016 #3 Javier beBee
    beBee just landed in San Francisco !
    Lisa Gallagher
    05/09/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    Nice!
    Michele Williams
    05/09/2016 #1 Michele Williams
    Equally impressive in the UK and Italian press. Congratulations on a game well played. Now on to match point. Enjoy Silicon Valley!
  22. Producerjesse kaellis

    jesse kaellis

    05/09/2016
    Pretty Sublime
    Pretty SublimePretty sublime There are lots of special places and special jobs, but for me being a Las Vegas dice dealer was sublime. It was somehow timeless; timeless and imbued with the corrosive and bland patina of a mundane evil, venality, a...
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    jesse kaellis
    05/09/2016 #22 jesse kaellis
    ​#21 I almost did get a place. The credit agency made a mistake -- it was their mistake, and the guy wouldn't listen to me. So I was denied on a credit check. There was an apartment hotel that would rent to me but at $675.00 a month in 1991 it seemed too pricey. Vancouver is similar people are not that friendly. But Nanaimo is friendly. The people here are nice. Nanaimo is on Vancouver Island. I've never lived in eastern Canada, Brian. I've been to Toronto and Montreal briefly.
    Brian McKenzie
    05/09/2016 #21 Brian McKenzie
    @Gerald HechtI like my view for the apocalypse over the horizon - it is why I left the States. Nobody pays attention to me here - in America - I am on too many lists; it is what happens when you troll the White House and mail them a brick. @jesse kaellis Seattle has always been very insular. I got my first apartment because I showed them my birth certificate that proved I was from Seattle and a 'local' even though I didn't grow up there. The 'fair housing act' does nothing for single men trying to get into a place - nothing at all.
    jesse kaellis
    05/09/2016 #20 jesse kaellis
    #18 I'm hoping that we don't succumb to total anarchy. This is the first time in my life that I have been comfortable. Stable and sober. I have a great life now. Aside from a health problem that I am working on -- I'm going to get ​surgery in Puerto Vallarta. Things are looking dire right now. Nice emoticons, Gerald.
    Gerald Hecht
    05/09/2016 #19 Gerald Hecht
    #6 @Brian McKenzie Ha! Wakie wakie...
    Gerald Hecht
    05/09/2016 #18 Gerald Hecht
    #17 @jesse kaellis ha! The people who crack me up the most are the ones who think that they can have front row seats to the apocalypse without going down 🌊💥⚡️📸💔☠
    jesse kaellis
    05/09/2016 #17 jesse kaellis
    #14 I was drawn to the nihilism of Vegas. Many people are, Gerald -- drawn to nihilism. Hence the popularity of end of time movies -- end of the world movies, like The Road, The Book of Eli. Zombie movies. So? How come? There might be a freedom in it, in just embracing futility. There is a secret futility because we know, we KNOW that we're going to die regardless. And life is such a struggle. One time I asked this Christian "What's the deal with the rapture? What's your hurry?" "We're sick of this shit!" Fair enough.
    jesse kaellis
    05/09/2016 #16 jesse kaellis
    #13 I haven't been to Seattle in a while, Brian. I considered moving there in 1991. I would be close to my parents and still have the States. But I was encountering resistance in Seattle. Nobody would rent to me without me having a job first even though I had money. I packed it in and spent four months in Reno. I couldn't get a job there either. Finally, I wound up back in Vegas. The town wasn't through with me yet.
    Gerald Hecht
    05/09/2016 #15 Gerald Hecht
    #3 @jesse kaellis to not read the next page (typo) some neuropathy in my finger; to much guitar work I 'fink
    Gerald Hecht
    05/09/2016 #14 Gerald Hecht
    #3 @jesse kaellis I don't think we have to ask why (those of who are) anyway; I'm a bit concerned about anyone who isn't interested. Darkness is one of the most interesting things since...umm ever. Remember that book; the bible (or something like that) doesn't that word MEAN book...anyway, there's this really famous bestseller; draws ya right in! The very first line is something like: "In the beginning...there was darkness." Anyone who then decides to at least read the next page; is already not interesting
    Brian McKenzie
    05/09/2016 #13 Brian McKenzie
    #11 @jesse kaellis not a casino - just a neighborhood in Seattle where too many hippies have landed hoping to live out or recreate their Haight Ashbury fantasies
    jesse kaellis
    05/09/2016 #12 jesse kaellis
    Haha, I had a flash of inspiration, Pascal. Thank you.
    jesse kaellis
    05/09/2016 #11 jesse kaellis
    #9 That sounds interesting, Brian. This is a casino?
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    05/09/2016 #10 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    that's the best post intro I have seen in a longgggg time :-) @jesse kaellis

    ''There are lots of special places and special jobs, but for me being a Las Vegas dice dealer was sublime. It was somehow timeless; timeless and imbued with the corrosive and bland patina of a mundane evil, venality, a soulless mockery of human aspirations. What could be more useless than playing with money?
    Brian McKenzie
    05/09/2016 #9 Brian McKenzie
    @jesse kaellis Enjoying the tale. The Seattle version of Freemont hosts annual nude bicycle parade (* the Horror cannot be unseen) and a Soviet era Lenin Statue guiding your way to Fish tacos & English bangers & mash ~ all guarded by a troll that lives under a bridge and likes to eat VW Beetles.
    jesse kaellis
    05/09/2016 #8 jesse kaellis
    #6 Thanks, Brian.
    jesse kaellis
    05/09/2016 #7 jesse kaellis
    #6 Oops, I'll fix that right now. I thought it looked "off." I thought that was the Stratosphere Tower.
    Brian McKenzie
    05/09/2016 #6 Brian McKenzie
    That is the Seattle skyline, the central focus of my version of "How did I get here? oh yeah - I moved here by choice" Vegas is a city that never sleeps...most nights Seattle is done by 11:oo
    jesse kaellis
    05/09/2016 #5 jesse kaellis
    #1 You're welcome, Gerald. the alchemy of creating empathy from pain. That's what it finally boils down to. I'm still trying to figure out the enigma that is Las Vegas. An enigma within an enigma. And it's so apparent that I can't clearly see it or barely articulate​ it.
    jesse kaellis
    05/09/2016 #4 jesse kaellis
    #2 Donna-Luisa, moving to Vegas was the best thing I ever did. The peroration of my life and my crucible. I loved it there, and I dearly wanted out. The first time I ran, I wound up back there less than four months later and had to start all over again. What's the saying? May you be blessed with interesting times? That life is a part of me now, for eternity, however long that is. Forever I suppose -- soul deep. But it fell on me like a benediction. I have a certain gravitas or at least it's apparent in my writing, and for that -- I'm blessed.

    In the mid-nineties, I could walk the strip and look at a half dozen joints I worked. I could see the physical manifestation of my entire trajectory, from the bottom to the top to the bottom again and nothing unusual about it; thousands of guys ahead of me and thousands more coming up behind; nothing special about my journey. Not in Vegas.
    More money equaled more drugs when I got there. Are there guys who get to the top and stay there? Raise families? Live a quiet life? Yeah, sure there are. I didn't know them. They aren’t the majority.
    Vegas drove me to my knees. I left in 1991. I wanted more. There was an emptiness in my soul. I was in some psychic agony. It was a mistake I knew that. There was nowhere to run. When I got back, I found myself wishing I could somehow get my illusions back; the illusion that status and money would be enough. But I couldn't get my illusions back for love or money.
    Well, look. I did encounter God which is great. But still. I'm still in this life. I still have to negotiate the miserable, soul bending compromises that encompass daily survival. We all have to do that.
    I can't sum it up. Vegas. Everybody knows. It's just a microcosm of the American dream: Something for nothing.
    It should have been paradise.
    jesse kaellis
    05/09/2016 #3 jesse kaellis
    #1 There is no place like it that I've ever been to. And I sensed the darkness the first night I was there, ​and I was mesmerized by it. I can't even explain that. Why was I interested in darkness?
  23. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    26/08/2016
    Javier beBee
    Cabify raises $120m at a $320m valuation led by Rakuten to take on Uber in Latin America
    techcrunch.com Mark up one more sizeable round of funding for another regional startup that is rivalling Uber and other services in the world of on-demand...
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    Juan Imaz
    27/08/2016 #2 Juan Imaz
    beBee the next one!
  24. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    25/08/2016
    Madrid, Spain — Start-ups spawned from economic crisis, by Financial Times
    Madrid, Spain — Start-ups spawned from economic crisis, by Financial TimesLET'S LAUNCH IN...August 24, 2016 11:55 amMadrid, Spain — Start-ups spawned from economic crisisTobias Buck, Financial TimesThe economic downturn has provided plentiful and cheap engineers iStockPopulation (city / metropolitan area): 3.3m / 6.5m...
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    Milos Djukic
    26/08/2016 #23 Anonymous
    #21 Thank you very much @Lisa Gallagher, my good friend from USA.
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    26/08/2016 #22 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    We have witnessed a similar scenario here in Ireland post recession I guess the commonality between the two countries it that they were hit hard in the main components of their GNP leaving no choice to choice except either rebound in some shape or form or emigrate, well done Bebee :-)
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/08/2016 #21 Lisa Gallagher
    #19 I believe we will too and I so understand your comment @Milos Djukic, our good friend from Serbia!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/08/2016 #20 Lisa Gallagher
    #15 So many regulations @Javier beBee, the data comparing other Countries was quite interesting too. Maybe I'll move to Singapore, Denmark or N.Zealand ;-) Well I see beBee and it's growth as major positive for Madrid. I hope they loosen the ropes.
    Milos Djukic
    26/08/2016 #19 Anonymous
    Very interesting article @Javier beBee. Thanks, I believe that we will win. You know I am from Serbia :)
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/08/2016 #18 Lisa Gallagher
    #15 Thanks @Javier beBee, will read it after dinner!
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    25/08/2016 #17 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Wooow Financial Times!! Fantastic!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
    Gert Scholtz
    25/08/2016 #16 Gert Scholtz
    @Javier beBee The article refers to beBee as a local hero. I think beBee is becoming and international hero. As for the entrepreneurial spirit of beBee, the words of the song applies: "When the going gets tough, the tough get going".
    Javier beBee
    25/08/2016 #15 Javier beBee
    #13 @Lisa Gallagher it is not only about taxes. It's about how difficult is to set a company here... Here you can find details http://www.thelocal.es/20151028/spain-ranks-among-worst-nations-for-starting-a-business
    Javier beBee
    25/08/2016 #14 Javier beBee
    #12 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian you are right.... That is a good point
    Lisa Gallagher
    25/08/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher
    #11 What is the tax rate on businesses in Spain @Javier beBee? I'm sure it's more complicated than just the tax rate? At any rate, good for you and beBee, you're doing this! Hopefully, your company may set a new precedence​?!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/08/2016 #12 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #11 LOL, I don't think that's a trait limited to Spanish politicians, Javier. I think it's more a symptom of politics in the first place. @Nicholas Fester wrote a piece advising against sticking to the middle of the road. Running down the middle of the road is what politics is.

    They try to please everybody and end up pleasing no one.

    Maybe if we sent our elected officials to run down the middle of a real road they would see just how dangerous and foolhardy that is.
    Javier beBee
    25/08/2016 #11 Javier beBee
    #10 I am proud of having been an important IT guy for Oracle.... I really think Spaniards are creative and really great. But.... As @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian says, Spanish politicians are not so smart... They don't understand anything. Entrepreneurship is a high risk sport in Spain.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/08/2016 #10 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    When I heard about Google opening it's Innovation Center in Madrid, I immediately understood that Top Tech Talent was plentiful. Google rarely makes mistakes.

    My thoughts were confirmed when I found out about beBee earlier this year.

    I have no fears for Madrid. They have what the World needs. Add an incredible climate to the tech landscape and all that's left is to improve the tax rate climate. Easier said than done, but the potential is extreme.
    Chema M. del Hoyo
    25/08/2016 #9 Chema M. del Hoyo
    Madrid, city of worker bees :)
    Lisa Gallagher
    25/08/2016 #8 Lisa Gallagher
    #6 Must visit Madrid one day!
    Javier beBee
    25/08/2016 #7 Javier beBee
    Top European Scaleups chosen for prestigious Silicon Valley program https://www.bebee.com/content/736498/743332
    Javier beBee
    25/08/2016 #6 Javier beBee
    We will keep our IT FACTORY in Madrid , We say " De Madrid al cielo" , that means “From Madrid to heaven.” Once you’ve been to Madrid, the only place to top it is heaven.:-)
    Javier beBee
    25/08/2016 #5 Javier beBee
    Tech talent in Spain is abundant and of high quality !
  25. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    25/08/2016
    beBee selected in the 18 top tech startups selected to represent Europe at the Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) program September 12-20.
    Javier beBee
    Top European Scaleups chosen for prestigious Silicon Valley program
    www.eitdigital.eu
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    Javier beBee
    01/09/2016 #32 Javier beBee
    thanks @Darryl John @Irene Hackett !
    Darryl John
    01/09/2016 #31 Darryl John
    @javier beBee great effort and thouroughly deserved congratulatuons to you all
    Irene Hackett
    01/09/2016 #30 Anonymous
    A HUGE Congrats to the beBee team - such well deserved recognition, go there and show them how it's done!! :-)
    Jim Murray
    26/08/2016 #27 Jim Murray
    Congrats...we trust you will kick some Silicon Valley butt. But in a nice friendly bee-like way.
    Milos Djukic
    26/08/2016 #26 Anonymous
    Congrats to @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz and all other beBee representatives
    David B. Grinberg
    26/08/2016 #25 David B. Grinberg
    ICYMI: beBee in the news, representing EU in Silicon Valley a few weeks from now. Many congrats @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz! What an honor.
    Joanna Hofman
    26/08/2016 #24 Joanna Hofman
    Excellent idea and good news! I like the way beBee is working.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/08/2016 #23 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 I will be using this exact statistic in Promoting beBee to my social media Followers ~ thank you for including!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/08/2016 #22 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Amazing effort went in to produce an even more amazing distinction! Woo~Hoo! Calls for a Virtual Party! Dr @Ali Anani and I thought of having a 'Contest' for encouraging bebee imagination ~ I'm thinking that would be a small measure of our appreciation back to you ~ @Juan Imaz, @Javier beBee! ~off to write a Dedication!
    Pedro Gómez
    25/08/2016 #21 Pedro Gómez
    Congratulations beBee Team...!!!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    25/08/2016 #20 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    A richly deserving inclusion dear @Javier beBee. Congratulations again!
    Chema M. del Hoyo
    25/08/2016 #19 Chema M. del Hoyo
    Great news!
    Sara Mateos-Aparicio Orozco
    25/08/2016 #18 Sara Mateos-Aparicio Orozco
    Tomaaaaa! A por todas!!!
    Marta Carretero Garcia
    25/08/2016 #17 Marta Carretero Garcia
    Imparables!! Vaaamooosss!
    Froilán Pérez
    25/08/2016 #16 Froilán Pérez
    Bezzzzzt news 🐝!
    Aurorasa Sima
    25/08/2016 #15 Aurorasa Sima
    That´s impressive!
    Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira
    25/08/2016 #14 Anonymous
    Very good news!
    Netta Virtanen
    25/08/2016 #13 Netta Virtanen
    Go team beBee!!!!!!!!
    Virag Gulyas
    25/08/2016 #12 Virag Gulyas
    This is just amazing! Go bees!
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