When many of Carl Waldekranz’s friends wanted to see the world and travel after high school, he had something else in mind. He wanted to found a company. Together with his friend Kaj Drobin, they founded Super Strikers, a marketing agency which ended up having customers such as Spotify and Nokia. In 2011, after selling […]
The Slush 2014 speaker Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani is the founder, chairman and CEO of Rakuten, the world’s sixth largest dot-com company. Mikitani launched the Rakuten marketplace in 1997 with just a handful of employees to offer small and mid-size merchants the opportunity to sell their products online. When the marketplace opened, it only had 13 […]
Everyone has heard about the importance of e-commerce. Until today, we, as the digital natives that we are, thought that e-commerce meant electronic commerce. Seriously, electronic commerce, how 90s does that sound? At Slush’s Blue stage today, however, Kiosked’s CEO Micke Paqvalén presented us with a different meaning of e-commerce: Everywhere Commerce. Everywhere commerce is based […]
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