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Ninety-six percent of genome studies are based on people of European descent. The rest of the world is virtually unrepresented — and this is dangerous, says geneticist and TED Fellow Keolu Fox, because we react to drugs differently based on our genetic makeup. Fox is working to democratize genome sequencing, specifically by advocating for indigenous populations to get involved in research, with the goal of eliminating health disparities. "The res...
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はじめまして。 転職して2ヶ月目のOLあやこです。 EXCEL使えます♪お任せください♪って自信満々で笑顔で言い切り、 ありがたいことに入社出来たものの、おいてきぼり社員。 2ヶ月目でデータメンテナンス?(・∀・)っていうのを任され、 悪戦苦闘しながら残業してしまっている私。 17時で帰宅してアフター5を満喫したい♡私としては、 これは死・活・問題!! 新しい会社では、salesforceというモノ...
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Morgan Stanley: Australian utilities underestimate disruptive power of solar+storage | Utility Dive
With electricity prices rising, storage costs falling and solar incentives phasing out, the stage could be set for significant load defection in Australia as consumers increasingly deploy their own batteries and PV.
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Early this year, a group of investors had asked the Board to investigate Arora for his poor investment performance and a series of questionable transactions during his tenure as Head of Investments
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"Starting in 1962, I called 25,000 businesses over the next 10 years. It took a decade before I had 100 paying customers. This meant I had heard potential clients say no 24,900 times." #tenacity
Joel Myers succeeded in turning the weather into big business with AccuWeather.
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Established companies are often late to spot mortal threats to their business model. Here’s how they should respond when industry disruption strikes.
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Great post Vin!
Among the common topics founders get asked a lot is the beginning story of their startup. A simple question like that can tell a lot about…
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Intel, Google, GE, And Samsung Among Most Active Corporate Investors In AI Startups
With AI dealmaking exploding recently, corporates and their venture arms have not been left out of the rush.
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Elon Musk’s Tesla offers to acquire Elon Musk’s SolarCity for $2.8B | TechCrunch
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The news comes in a year of massive employee layoffs, a plummeting stock price and the resignation of multiple leadership executives
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We visualized where three Asian tech players are making their private market bets in fintech.
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An excellent post from a few years ago on a topic that I have been thinking about a lot lately - corporate innovation and survival.
Mark Leslie, longtime executive and advisor, explains how companies can prolong their lifespan by innovating at the right time.
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  • J-Seed Ventures Inc.
    President, 2000 - present
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Jeffrey Char is a serial entrepreneur and investor.
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Jeffrey Char is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is Founder and CEO at J-Seed Ventures and Chief Mentor at Venture Generation, a Tokyo-based venture community. He is also Managing Director at SEAbridge, an investment and M&A advisory firm that specializes in the ASEAN region with a particular focus on technology. Originally from Hawaii, but a long-term resident of Tokyo, Japan.

Specialties: Incubation, start-up ventures, venture capital, finance and M&A.

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  • Harvard Law School
  • Boalt Hall
  • Sophia University
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