6 Years Later… “10 Bold Technology Predictions for the Next 10 Years”

4 years is (still) a long time horizon for technology Nearly 6 years ago, I made 10 bold tech predictions for the next 10 years. Let’s check in and see how I’m doing more than halfway to the end date! My original post for reference (4/3/2016) and my 5/11/20 update: 10 Bold Technology Predictions for the Next 10 YearsNOTE: These predictions are over 2 years old! Author: Alex Mitchellmedium.com 4 Years Later… “10 Bold Technology Read more…

The 10 YC Companies (W22) I’d Invest In

It’s Demo Day (again)! But first, here are my past YC posts if you want to check how my older picks have done. If you want to skip to the bottom, you can also see my own evaluation of my past picks for S17 — S21 (I’ve been doing this for a while!) The 10 YC Companies (S21) I’d Invest InThe S21 class included 377 startups, representing 47 different countries! Here are the 10 I would (and Read more…

Top 10 Indian Startups to Watch in 2022

With the explosion of funding and the 11 public market exits for Indian startups in 2021, 2022 is poised to be one of the most exciting years to date for the ecosystem! I’ve dug deep to pull together this year’s list. You’ll likely find a name or two you recognize, but I can guarantee you haven’t (yet) heard of a few of these startups to watch.  Now is the time to change that. Keep an Read more…

Top 10 Podcasts for Product Managers in 2022

For the past 5 years, I’ve written about my favorite Product podcasts and it’s that magical time of year again! While I’m (still) not commuting to Kin Insurance, I’m able to log about 1 hour of podcast listening time on my walks every day.  P.S. I highly recommend walks both as a very effective way to recharge both your brain and your body. Get moving! Here is this year’s list of my favorites for Product Read more…

Top 10 Latin American Startups to Watch in 2022

2022 is going to be a very exciting year for LATAM startups. The region has rapidly grown and matured so much over the past decade that we’re on the cusp of the “year of the IPO” for the continent. It was a lot of fun putting together this year’s list. Like always, you may recognize a name or two, but hopefully, you’ll also learn about a few great startups that have mostly flown under the Read more…

Top 10 Middle East Startups to Watch in 2022

Over the past several weeks, I’ve written about two of the fastest-growing startup ecosystems: Pakistan and Africa. In this post, I cover the equally exciting and rapidly maturing MENA (Middle East and North Africa) market.  As you’ll see in my list below, MENA has had many interesting startup developments as it strives to transition from a fossil fuel-funded region to one that exports technology and also provides home-grown tech solutions to its people.  In this Read more…

Landing Your First Product Management Role

Do you work with Product Managers in your current job and want to land your first Product role?  If that sounds like you, you’re not alone.  According to product leader Josh Herzig-Marx: “There’s no degree, certification, or other credential for Product Managers which can be tricky for someone who wants to pursue a career in Product Management! While it’s true that FAANG companies (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google) have been favoring candidates with computer science Read more…

Top 10 African Startups to Watch in 2022

As we near the end of 2021, it’s absolutely incredible to me how quickly some startup ecosystems have grown over the past 3 years.  And, even more incredible to me is how much they’ve grown in spite of (or in some cases, because of) the pandemic.  Africa is certainly no exception. This is my 3rd edition of the Top 10 African Startups to Watch and 2021 was the year the region truly caught 🔥 🔥 Read more…

Top 10 Pakistani Startups to Watch in 2022

When I began writing my “Startups to Watch” posts several years ago, I started with China and India, uncovering many startups that have now gone on to become unicorns (and, in the near future, some likely decacorns). As I continued my writing on startups, I expanded my view to Latin America and Africa, which today are among the fastest-growing regions for startups. Africa, especially, is having an incredible 2021, with multiple companies reaching unicorn valuations Read more…