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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Two discussions are occurring in the marketplace around customer experience, one focused on how to interact, inspire and influence buyers to trust and prefer your brand, the other on what to do post purchase. Reintegrating those conversations into one takes moxie.


It’s unlikely Reddit would junk the entire cryptocurrency project without salvaging something from it.


When you are the underdog in the smartphone world, you look for every advantage possible to get market share. That was the case when Google was looking to establish Android. It’s free, here’s the code, knock yourself out, was the implication from Mountain View. That’s no longer the case, as Android One threatens to dominate the Open Source version of Android.


The IPO of trend-setting social messaging app Kakao from Korea raises the bar for tech startups in Asia to capitalize quickly on innovation trends and spread those money-making ideas throughout the region.


A year ago, a project manager at Mozilla noticed that a conference room on the seventh floor of the software firm’s San Francisco headquarters was overrun, while the other three were often empty. The knowledge came by way of EventBoard, a meeting room management app that Mozilla had recently adopted. When he looked into it, the manager realized that the popular room had an Apple TV that staff liked using for demos. He bought a few more TVs, and the traffic jam disappeared.


In a blog post, Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox apologized to “drag queens, drag kings, transgender, and extensive community of our friends, neighbors, and members of the LGBT community for the hardship that we’ve put you through in dealing with your Facebook accounts over the past few weeks.”


October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month — as good a time as any to remind people that their cyber security hygiene doesn’t just affect them, but everyone around them. And in the globally connected world we live in, that literally is everyone.


Quick - which of these apps do you think is the biggest grosser in the US iPad app market today: “Minecraft”, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” or “Wall Street Journal”? As a matte of fact, it’s the one with in-depth coverage of bond market fluctuations. Over the past year, several grey old mainstream newspapers have slowly improved their revenue performance, creeping up the iPad revenue charts and putting out updated versions several times a month. And today we are in the weird situation where some of the hottest revenue momentum in the American iPad app market can be found in the newspaper niche.


A helix is a twisted curve that occupies a 3D space, and that’s a pretty fitting name for the latest embedded CPU from AppliedMicro ((Applied Micro Circuits). This is because this product will be twisted into a lot of places that might not have considered ARM technology in the past, for those who are leaving IBM’s PowerPC and Imagination Technologies Group’s MIPs Architecture. While companies like Hewlett-Packard just began using AppliedMicro (Applied Micro Circuits) CPUs in their Moonshot servers, the addition of these embedded models is welcomed by companies like Cisco Systems, who will more than likely develop products based on this new design. The new HeliX embedded CPU is based on the ARMv8-A technology which is the same extensible architecture that you’ll find in products ranging from as small as the new iPhone 6 to new HP servers.


With the biggest names in tech secure in its camp, Stripe is courting small start-ups. Stripe has teamed early investor, General Catalyst Partners, to create a $10 million fund to support new companies building products to run on the Stripe Connect platform.


Vivint Solar’s shares climbed about 5% in mid-day trading after the installer made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange today.


Skillsoft acquires SumTotal Systems. What does this mean for the corporate training and HR technology industry?


How do you win at business? 1) Make products people want to buy; 2) Market them well; 3) Build a brand. It’s that simple… right? Wrong. Four straight-talking F500 executives tell us their soft keys to success. And they’re not phoning it in…