Tech & Media Watch Blog

By Christian Goetz | 18 September 2019

How Safe Is Telecommunications Companies’ Trillion-Dollar 5G Investment?

Select cities across the world already boast of 5G networks with many more to join in the near future. If all goes according to plan, the new networks will provide the backbone for mobile communication throughout a large portion of the 21st century. They will also play a...

By Amy Yau | 04 September 2019

How Rule Changes Make Hong Kong A Prime IPO-destination for Biotech Listings

Early results from Hong Kong’s rule changes for listing biotech companies, as well as secondary listings for technology companies, indicate a growing appetite for biotech IPOs on both the company and investor side. A little over a year after the new rules took effect, several...

By David Butcher and Andrew Viner | 11 July 2019

Why Blockchain Won’t Fix Online Advertising’s Biggest Problems – Yet

Ask just about any group of online advertising executives, creatives or technical staff about the future of the industry, and the conversation is likely to gravitate toward blockchain technology. Some see it as a saviour capable of fixing some of the industry’s biggest...

By Marc Reinecke | 25 June 2019

What Approaching Grid Parity Means For Investment In Renewable Energy

In a few, short years, renewable energy sources like wind turbines and solar panels will produce energy at a price that is equal to or lower than that of fossil fuels. The approaching grid parity, as it is called, is great news for renewable energy. Counterintuitively, it may...

By Scott Rodie | 03 June 2019

Why US technology companies are heading to Australia to IPO

BDO advised US technology company Life360 in connection with its recent successful IPO on Australia’s stock exchange (“ASX”). The Life360 IPO represents a trend of foreign companies choosing to IPO on the ASX that could gain further momentum as the exchange looks to solidify...

By David Butcher | 13 May 2019

How Crypto Is Disrupting Existing Business Models

2019 looks set to be a year where the effects and ramifications of cryptocurrencies impact more and more industries and business models. The most significant impact could, potentially, involve Facebook launching its own cryptocurrency. A move that, according to Barclay’s...

By Alexandra Hardy | 01 May 2019

How To Improve VC Funding For Female Technology Company Founders

When looking at the situation for female founders of technology companies, one statistic in particular stands out to me. A recent study of 350 companies showed that female-founded companies on average received less than half the funding ($935,000 vs. $2.1 million) compared to...

By Alexandra Hardy | 15 April 2019

What is the current situation for women in technology in Canada?

Bio: 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Member and regional leader of BDO Canada’s national technology and life sciences group. Has received the CPA Ontario Award of Distinction, which recognizes members who have made an early impact through leadership and...

By Nicole Martin | 04 April 2019

What is the current situation for women in technology in the UK?

Name: Nicole MartinBio: Audit Partner in BDO UK’s national technology and media practice. More than 20 years’ experience providing business assurance and advisory services to start-ups and private equity-backed companies.

By Jane Evans | 21 March 2019

How Two German Technology Giants Are Actively Encouraging More Women In Technology

Two of Germany’s biggest software companies are proactively encouraging more women in technology. Only some of their initiatives are in-house, and all stand to improve long-term profitability.