Albert Wenger

Union Square Ventures

Albert Wenger is Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures. He led the firm’s investments in Etsy, Twilio and MongoDB. Wenger holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology from MIT, is @albertwenger on Twitter, blogs at Continuations and is the author of World After Capital.

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UBI, Universal Basic Income, expert panel, Alber Wenger, Laura Brämswig

Universal Basic Income

Handing out money to all citizens, no questions asked, so that everyone can pay the rent and no one needs to worry about tomorrow’s lunch: That’s the idea behind a universal basic income, or UBI for short. No longer a fringe concept, it’s also an idea whose time has come, as Laura Brämswig and Albert…
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Isabell Welpe, TU Munich, Albert Wenger, Union Square Ventures

Covid-19: The End of Capitalism?

Isabell Welpe, Chair for Strategy and Organization at the Technische Universität München, and Albert Wenger, Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures, had a fascinating discussion about the state of the globalized economy. What can Covid-19 teach us about capitalism and its limits? How badly will the pandemic hit the economy, what can be done to…
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Isabell Welpe, Albert Wenger

Why Covid-19 Highlights the Limits of Capitalism

The pandemic demonstrates why we cannot put a price on everything. Isabell Welpe and Albert Wenger discuss where markets fail, and what alternatives they see.
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Frank Appel (Deutsche Post DHL), Carsten Knop (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) DLD Munich Conference 2019, innovation conference

#DLD19 Recap: Everything Must Change

“Adapt or die” has been nature’s governing principle since the beginning of time. Humans are experts at adjusting to change – and entrepreneurs cherish the opportunities that technological progress brings. But rarely has the pace of change felt as relentless as in the digital age. Companies need to reinvent themselves constantly to survive and their…
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Closing the Female Leadership Gap

Despite multiple and long-term efforts by business, legislation and politics to balance out the gender gap in corporate leadership, the figures of women in C-suite positions in corporate as well as political Europe and America are disheartening. Neither diversity initiatives nor affirmative action have driven numbers of female executives upwards significantly while causing an array…
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Sigmar Gabriel, DLD Munich 2018

Gabriel Pushes Europe To Take Bigger Risks

One of the early highlights of DLD Munich 2018 was the panel with German Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD). He started his speech about Europe’s digital future with a little history lesson: “600 years ago Europe was the continent who went to all continents to conquer and explore the opportunities.” Gabriel asked: “What will historians…
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