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Fusion's Insights - 2022/04/01

Rubik's cube and innovation, Yokoy funding, 6 insights on proptech and Lausanne Ecole 42 for children

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What’s on this week 🚀


What the inventor of the Rubik's Cube teaches us about innovation

It is the most popular puzzle in the world, and probably one of the most difficult to solve. Since its birth in the 1970s, the Rubik's Cube has been turning heads, twirling fingers, and becoming an addiction. But where does it come from? How can we explain its worldwide success? Its creator - the Hungarian Ernő Rubik - delivers, in the book The Cube that conquered the world, an inspiring story to dare to invent.

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Yokoy raises $80 million in Series B financing with Sequoia Capital

In total, Yokoy has now raised more than $107 million. With the 80 million of the Series B round, the company intends to grow its staff and further expand its business in Europe and beyond. Money will also flow into further technological development: the AI, automation and security systems of the Yokoy platform will be further improved and the Yokoy Pay offering expanded.

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From the metaverse to the war for talent: 6 insights on proptech

Slowly but surely, tech is reshaping real estate. A lack of digitisation to date — this brick-and-mortar industry still stubbornly relies on Excel and emails — is both a problem and an opportunity for companies in the property tech (or “proptech”) world.

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Ecole 42 de Lausanne opens a "paddling pool" to help 12-17 year olds discover programming

Launched in 2021, Ecole 42 in Lausanne is organizing a discovery course for 12-17 year olds. These few days, from April 25 to 29, are called "paddling pool" by the establishment. The course is aimed at young people who are not yet old enough to take part in a "swimming pool" to be selected for training.

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