Rami Alkarmi builds lean startup Ecosystems

Geek. Investor. Growth Strategist.

A proud geek, investor, and widely recognized advisor and expert in strategy, lean startup ecosystems, business models, growth & distribution through big data and viral marketing, and corporate venturing.

In 2013, he founded Arcoten Holdings as his advising/investing vehicle where he partners with corporates, accelerators, and incubators to build lean startup ecosystems, and helps companies through providing expertise in growth, hands-on mentorship, access to capital, and helps companies iterate product and grow fast. From time to time, he also likes to build companies with friends and partners inside Arcoten.

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More than a few people maintain that if we all knew everything about each other, the world would be a better place. The total transparency argument takes many forms, and shades of it can be seen in the surveillance policy and discourse that holds that “more information is always better than less information,” and information asymmetries should always be remedied by more disclosure and surveillance, not less.


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Google announced today that Google Authorship will no longer impact search results. That means that if you have spent time building out your Google Plus profile in the hopes that it will move you and your content higher in search results, your efforts may have been in vain. Now I’m stretching


The University of Texas Police are investigating an unauthorized drone flight the home opener for the Texas Longhorns football team. This is pretty irresponsible behavior, and may violate existing laws and regulations.


Personal improvement educator Stephen Covey originally wrote The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People back in 1989. Since that time his approach to attaining goals effectively has been reimagined and reinvented for an infinite variety of disciplines and behaviours — so why not big data analytics?


Journalists proclaiming the end of ‘gamers’ are wrong, but so are gamers. Everyone is wrong and here’s why.


PS4 dashboards are about to get a lot more customizable. Sony has just announced that the PS4 will follow in the footsteps of the Vita by adding custom themes to the console’s Dashboard. The reveal showcased a few animated themes featuring Japanese PlayStation characters Toro and Kuro. Switching through the menus changes the background where the characters reside.


OK, I’ve just done a quick poll around the office and overwhelmingly the feeling is that I should stay fully clothed in any photo session. And people don’t much want those photos either, which is fine by me, if a little hurtful (I work from home so this is basically my wife and daughter’s opinion).


Nigeria’s wealthiest woman, Folorunsho Alakija, has disclosed that she did not attend a University, insisting that a formal education is not a requisite for success in life.


DesignCrowd, a global crowdsourcing marketplace today has announced it has hit $20 million worth of payments to its designers. To bolster its growth in the U.S. it is also hiring a team in San Francisco.


As organizations get more comfortable using cloud services, there is a corresponding increase in the number of services that not only take an existing process and deliver it via the cloud, but that also take advantage of the fact that business processes are now exposed to derive some insights from the data contained within them.


Many of you have already made your mind up. You will be buying the new iPhone, and it hasn’t even been announced yet. The need to be cool, to have the latest toy, and to forget that last year’s model still does the jobs, drives the sales of all the top smartphone manufactures, including Apple, Samsung, and Sony.


These 10 celebrities could use a little less time in the spotlight.


Simple steps to make your iCloud account more security or to disable it completely.


The upcoming iPhone 6 will be Apple’s first with an NFC chip. That tiny device is the last piece of a puzzle that will allow the smartphone to become a digital wallet, putting Apple at the front of a race to make payments mobile. But adding the chip was the easy part; getting everything else lined up took time.