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Areas of Conviction
We are generalists with a focus on core themes that we update every year at our team off-sites. Some of our recent areas of conviction include education, health and silver tech. Discover our unique insights below.
Covid: The Spark for Change
Even before Covid we were witnessing the beginnings of a revolution in healthcare. But the pandemic has dramatically accelerated innovation and thrust the sector into the limelight. As a follow on to our pre-Covid report “Healthcare Reimagined”, this report highlights three profound shifts arising from the pandemic and the technologies that will benefit.
The crisis has given healthcare a glimpse into the future and forced organisations to consider how AI will redefine their business.
The corporate market for digital health looks set to explode as businesses look to support the physical and mental health of staff.
With governments in Europe still unable to control the spread of the virus, they may yet be forced to review their privacy-first approach to contact tracing.
EdTech: The Decentralisation Of The Learning Economy
While the Internet and other technologies have greatly impacted many industries, education remains relatively unchanged. However, we believe that it has reached an inflection point and continues to offer considerable opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors. This report examines the main forces behind the growth of this exciting sector and what sub areas we are most interested in.
The global market for education and training continues to expand and is expected to reach $7.3 trillion by 2025.
Even with the growing need for education and skill development, only 3.6% of total spending in education is allocated to digital learning. This is now changing.
By 2050 there will be a staggering 2 billion additional learners across the globe representing a massive opportunity for startups.
Voice Tech 2019
'Voice: Welcoming the next generation of disruptors' examines the rise of voice-first tech.
Amid booming sales of smart speakers, investment in voice startups is now accelerating. At Mangrove we believe voice will be one of the defining themes of the next decade...
Voice represents both a platform and user interface (UI) shift comparable to the web and smartphones - it will spawn a new generation of disruptors in every category.
By making humans smarter and more effective, voice-based SaaS (software-as-a-service) offerings look set to become the most valuable generation of business software yet.
You will never be alone: together with AI, voice will radically change the relationship between human and machine.
Silver Tech 2018
'Silver Tech: Emerging Opportunities in the Third Age Economy' examines the rise of the third age economy.
Instead of continuing its obsession with engagement among teens, the technology sector would be wise to wake up to the rise of the young silvers.
The number of elderly is set to rise sharply over the next 30 year and they are rapidly becoming the most important driver of consumption
Whilst smartphone and social media penetration is peaking, this demographic feels misunderstood and underserved
But beware: the young silvers have their own particular needs and are sophisticated consumers...
'Tokenisation: Implications for the venture capital industry' examines the potential of tokenisation and explains why ICOs could radically change how private companies raise capital.
It also provides an analysis of how this funding mechanism is being used today, explores how ICOs could impact the venture capital operating model and examines the likely shape of a supporting regulatory framework.
Many ICO projects are serious, and deserve consideration
As the mechanism develops, VCs need to change their thinking
With regulatory acceptance, an ICO will be a very normal method of raising capital
Healthcare Reimagined 2020
'Healthcare Reimagined' examines how broad adoption of mobile computing and advances in artificial intelligence are driving a much-needed revolution in healthcare - a vast sector which is archaic, capital intensive and, in many ways, broken.
At Mangrove, we believe digital health represents one of the very largest opportunities for value creation. But we won't be betting on clinicians to transform the sector. History has shown that industries are not reinvented by incumbents. Just like any other industry, healthcare is best revolutionized from the outside and not from within.
Mobile computing will unlock the cheapest and most efficient healthcare and make it available to billions of people via their smartphones.
Healthcare is now moving from a structure that treats sick people to one which, through AI, is predicting and preventing illness and disease.
Big Pharma is showing significant interest in digital therapeutics (DTx) - clinically-proven software-based interventions which make treatment far more accessible for patients.