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April 19, 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the global economy, accelerating digital transformation trends and disrupting traditional industries. According to private markets investment platform Titanbay, these trends have helped provide an even more fertile backdrop for an already booming global entrepreneurial industry, with tech startups reshaping many aspects of our lives.

The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the global economy, accelerating digital transformation trends and disrupting traditional industries. According to private markets investment platform Titanbay, these trends have helped provide an even more fertile backdrop for an already booming global entrepreneurial industry, with tech startups reshaping many aspects of our lives.

February 12, 2021

A Canadian next-generation entrepreneur says more families are investing sustainably in forestry to achieve their impact goals and for the long-term inflation-proof returns of timber as an asset in their portfolios.

A Canadian next-generation entrepreneur says more families are investing sustainably in forestry to achieve their impact goals and for the long-term inflation-proof returns of timber as an asset in their portfolios.

Michael Ackerman (pictured), 38, is the president and chief executive of EcoForests Asset Management. His socially responsible boutique forestry investment management company is headquartered in Toronto and operates 45 plantations in Latin America.

November 30, 2018

Thai tech heir eyes West with $20 billion family funding, Beacon urges wealthy philanthropists to give more, Philanthropy powers donor-advisor funds to 2025.

Thai tech heir eyes West with $20 billion family funding

A pair of Asia-Pacific’s wealthiest dynasties have joined forces in a tech start-up with ambitions to expand into Europe and the United States.

October 2, 2018

Every business needs to remain entrepreneurial. However, a family business faces unique challenges as growth and changing needs of the business will often come at the same time as the family grows and the involvement of family members in the business changes.

Every business needs to remain entrepreneurial. However, a family business faces unique challenges as growth and changing needs of the business will often come at the same time as the family grows and the involvement of family members in the business changes.

February 20, 2018

Enzo Ferrari would have celebrated his 120th birthday this week, but his namesake supercar company is one of several major family businesses looking to the future and new technologies.

Enzo Ferrari would have celebrated his 120th birthday this week, but his namesake supercar company is one of several major family businesses looking to the future and new technologies.

May 9, 2016

Statistics increasingly tout the number of women being considered for leadership roles in US family businesses. But should family businesses be patting themselves on the back for gender equality just yet? 

March 18, 2016

Cristina Stenbeck, the main shareholder of Swedish investment firm Kinnevik, has stepped down from her role as executive chairman in order to find new investment opportunities in the education, healthcare and, fintech sectors.

Cristina Stenbeck, the main shareholder of Swedish investment firm Kinnevik, has stepped down from her role as executive chairman in order to find new investment opportunities in the education, healthcare and fintech sectors.

According to a company statement, the 39-year-old will also leave the board of telecom and media firm Millicom, Kinnevik's second-biggest holding, which she also chairs. Tom Boardman, who has been director of the investment board at Kinnevik since 2011, has been named as her replacement.

January 15, 2016

After working in the pharmaceuticals industry in China, New Zealand, and Spain, 31-year-old Hugo Peris, a fourth-generation member of Spanish family business Laboratorios Salvat, is embarking on his first independent venture. 

After working in the pharmaceuticals industry in China, New Zealand, and Spain, 31-year-old Hugo Peris, a fourth-generation member of Spanish family business Laboratorios Salvat, is embarking on his first independent venture. 

November 5, 2014

Sixty per cent of successful entrepreneurs come from a family that has a history of business ownership, according to a new report released by BNP Paribas Wealth Management, and the effect is especially strong in emerging markets.

Sixty per cent of successful entrepreneurs come from a family that has a history of business ownership, according to a new report released by BNP Paribas Wealth Management, and the effect is especially strong in emerging markets.

The trend is most prevalent in Taiwan, Spain, Poland, the Gulf countries, and Turkey, where more than 75% have a family legacy of entrepreneurialism.

The trend is shifting in younger generations, however, and entrepreneurs in developed economies are also less likely to come from family business backgrounds.

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