Last year Chinese Agrifood startups raised $1.8 billion in 177 investment deals, according to new research from Agfunder. The majority of the investment occurred at the consumer end in the “eGrocery” segment. Agrifood refers to the food and agriculture industry, globally a multi-trillion dollar industry and the worlds largest employer.

The problems faced by retail banks in an increasingly digital world are legend. But many thought investment bankers would have an easier ride. Think again, says Boston Consulting Group. New technologies are helping insurgent competitors in the capital markets investment banking industry gain access to larger amounts of rich information

Marketing technology firms tapped the investment venture and other start up funding markets for over a billion dollars in the first quarter of 2015, with analytics the biggest draw card. The figure is a big increase on the $US718 million the VCs stumped up in the previous quarter. An analysis

Specialist business consultancy KINSHIP digital has won a tender to build a Social Media Command Centre for the Bank of Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), modeled on similar facilities it operates throughout the region. For BIDV, the program is an important part of its strategy over the rest of

Investment banks are failing to leverage the full power of the digital opportunity for both their internal processes and external interactions, leaving themselves exposed to the threat of a new insurgency, according to a new study by Accenture. The authors says that the full set of digital technologies including social

The retail banking industry retains an embedded skepticism about the real ROI of social media due to a lack of tools to measure quantifiable results, according to the results of a global study by London based research outfit Timetric. Called, “2020 Foresight: Retail Banking and Social Media – Do the