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January 25, 2023

Whether you’re an artist, label, DSP, tech player, or publisher: 2023 is shaping up to be a potentially significant one, as we see major trends from last taking hold, and new ones emerge. Here’s a few trends we are tracking that could play out in 2023. AI and music converge (or clash) We’ve already heard many, many things about AI. We’re going to hear more this year.  AI has become prevalent in our day-to-day lives, and the debate over reducing or enhancing human value is going to be a point of significant debate going forward. Some applications are easy —...

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January 12, 2023

Despite being almost precisely half of the global population, the concept of technology specifically for women is — shockingly — a relatively new field. Tracking periods and fertility planning are the most common applications associated with femtech. But now, with the original femtech startups turning into profitable fast-growth businesses, we’re seeing even further investment into the sector. This has helped to speed up innovation and deliver products and services long overdue for half of all humanity.  What is femtech? The term femtech was first coined in 2016 by Danish entrepreneur Ida Tin, in an effort to legitimise the female health technology...

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June 22, 2022

For more than a decade now, we have been in an era of digital transformation. Entire industries and services now not just exist, but thrive — many of which didn’t exist even 10 years ago, or were at least in their infancy. The music industry has seen a major upheaval.  It is about to see another considerable change, this time by colliding with financial technology.  In the music world, the physical format is being replaced by digital. By Q2 of 2021 there were over 523 million people subscribing to music streaming platforms — this discounts the many more that listen...

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Photograph of various real crypto coins on a black background
June 7, 2022

If you just read the headlines, you would be forgiven for thinking that crypto is unsafe, a scam, or a mixture of the above. Perhaps it’s the volatility that catches your eye — how it makes people rich one day, and wipes them out the next. Or, maybe Elon Musk said something about a memecoin.

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May 23, 2022

Seventy years is a lifetime. For many, they will have had several jobs and retired. But for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the upcoming Platinum Jubilee marks seven decades in just the single job.

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May 18, 2022

If you were to see a headline stating that eight out of 23 UK unicorns are founded by minority ethnic people, then you could be forgiven for assuming that this is a fantastic sign of progress for diversity and representation in business. Yet a deeper dive into this data paints a different picture. The first reveal is that none of the eight have been founded by Black people. The second is that none of the founders are women. 

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Meta Worms featuring one of the proposed Worms-themed NFTs called Colonel.
April 14, 2022

You’d think Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and gaming would go hand-in-hand as most games nowadays already have in-game stores to purchase virtual items. Yet right now, the relationship between the two has been rocky, to say the least. 

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March 8, 2022

It is wonderful to see new and emerging femtech startups, it feels like an exciting time for the space and it is definitely long overdue. Interest in the industry is definitely on the rise as global VC investment crossed the 1 billion mark in 2021.

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July 14, 2021

The education sector is often called out due to its difficulty to implement change - whether that is because institutions have legacy systems in place, don’t have the time it takes to adopt new technologies, or the affordability aspect. The sector needs to change its image as “stuck in the past”, but thankfully there are tangible steps it can take to get there.

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October 12, 2020

There are many steps to creating and manufacturing a sustainable product but ultimately it starts with one important thing: materials. While many plastics can be recycled today, a sustainable, eco-friendly product is more than just how it can be disposed of by the end consumer when it reaches its end of life, but how that material came to be in the first place. Fortunately, this step isn’t as daunting as it sounds. Companies that are already familiar with manufacturing products will likely already have the tooling in place, which means the next step is to find the materials to suit...

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September 1, 2020

In 2019 companies founded solely by women earned 2.8% of the total capital invested in venture-backed startups in the US making fighting for a place in the male-dominated tech scene one of the toughest challenges for feminism. However, the growth of entrepreneurs, companies and products describing themselves as “FemTech” sheds hope that perhaps innovation in the tech sector is no longer exclusively for outdated older men in Silicon Valley. In 2018 the FemTech market was valued at 17 Billion USD and this is just the tip of the iceberg, with the market forecast to hit nearly 50 billion USD by...

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January 7, 2020

CES 2020 is here and we’re all set to bathe in neon lights, the joyous sound of slot machines, and of course the seemingly endless maze of consumer technology. But what can we expect from the first CES of a new decade? One of the first major stand out keynotes at the event is from NBC Universal titled “If TV Was Invented Today: NBCUniversal Reimagines the Future of Entertainment”. With TV streaming services becoming almost as big as cable, it comes as no surprise that a major player in the entertainment industry is taking center stage to discuss the future...

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October 4, 2019

Here at Gallium Ventures, we are incredibly excited to say we won the 2019 Best New Agency category at the UK Agency Awards. Just a week after our 1st birthday we went along to the UK Agency Awards, our first awards as Gallium Ventures. We were particularly excited because our nomination was alongside other exceptional agencies across industries which are full of talented people with vision. The competition was fierce, which is why we are thrilled the judges chose Gallium Ventures as the winner for the category! “The last year has been a whirlwind of excitement and creativity and I...

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August 2, 2019

With just a month to go, we are in IFA mode at Gallium HQ helping our partners get the best bang for their buck both in terms of press meetings and partner bookings. As IFA consists of over 161,200 square meters of show floor space, for around 1,814 exhibitors, you must think carefully about how your story will rise above the noise for journalists. IFA can be incredibly overwhelming if you aren’t prepared which is why we suggest following at our three top tips below to publicise your product. 1. Book in press meetings now With a jam-packed agenda, journalists...

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June 13, 2019

With over 50,000 people from around the world descending on London Tech Week, Prime Minister Theresa May launched the five day event in celebration of the city’s blooming technology sector. Celebrating the sixth year promoting innovation in technology, London was awash with (slightly damp from the downpour) leaders in the tech, transport and education industries including Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Square fame, Lindsay Herbert of IBM and Alex Cruz of British Airways. Across hundreds of events this week, diversity and inclusion was the topic of choice and has finally been given the voice it so deserves. Politicians and international...

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