End of the year special: 2014 most read interviews

End of the year. Time to think about an analysis or evaluation of the pas months and, probably, get stuck on (fragile?) good wishes. It’s been almost one year since we launched the Startup Lookup! special, exploring the startup environment on both coasts of the Atlantic, trying to feel the innovative vision and mindset of revolutionary entrepreneurs. The 2014 most read top three it’s related to home automation, digital marketing and big data. Here we are:

Pioneering digital marketing in China
[In ChinaDailymail.com]

Fireworks it’s a startup founded in China by a young Italian entrepreneur, Andrea Fenn, who previously founded the Ogilvy social media team in the Asia Pacific market. The interview shows the importance of a structured social media marketing in a market completely changed since the big hype of the social media spread, with strategic consequences in terms of brand awareness and market approach. Especially in China, digital media are deeply connected with the mouthword spread goal and the brand reputation, due to the cultural mindset, and an effective e-marketing can be a powerful weapon while facing the competitors.

(Brian Yen / National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest)

(Brian Yen / National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest)

Kuldat boosts your business with cutting edge big data technology
[In Startup Lookup!]

Kuldat is an Italian startup that developed a powerful technology that saves time and money to every company. It’s an integrated system that supports CEOs and company’s decision makers in understanding their market, the product appeal for consumers and the strategies of the main competitors. It’s not only a simple social media monitoring tool, but also a system that manages more than 62,000 online resources. It’s like having a full time dedicated analyst that provides insights regarding the most interesting market trends useful to take informed decisions. After the SMAU exhibition in Rome, we interviewed Marco Visibelli, Kuldat CEO. A must read, definitely.

Kuldat technology infographic

Kuldat technology infographic

Bright ideas from Germany
[In Startup Lookup!]

Brightup is a German startup founded in the university environment by 4 students from Germany, Costa Rica, India. These guys developed a cutting edge solution for the lighting automation in your smat home, very interesting in terms of user friendliness, technology and innovation. It’s basically an integrated system where a centralized hub (the sun), and several plugs to be paired with your electric devices (stars) make possible to manage everything through your smartphone. It provides a mobile app and a cloud based software system. It’s very interesting the interview to the founder, especially regarding the support provided by the Northern Institute of Technology Management (NITHH)

Lighting is a very interesting segment not only in the home automation industry. It's expected to be fastest growing selling product in home & furniture in the US during the next three years.

Lighting is a very interesting segment not only in the home automation industry. It’s expected to be fastest growing selling product in home & furniture in the US during the next three years.

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