Michaël Bikard

Associate Professor of Strategy
Pietro Carnevale and Samyr Mezzour of Generali Switzerland are convinced that blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize the insurance industry. Their focus is on decentralized finance (DeFi). How can they drive innovation in an industry that is by nature very conservative?

Published 13 Jun 2022

Reference 6739

Topic Strategy

Industry Insurance

Region Europe

View case
Alan, a French healthtech company founded in 2016 saw rapid growth from the start. By 2019, CEO and co-founder Jean-Charles Samuelian-Werve felt the time had come to enter the international health insurance market but was encountering resistance from multiple stakeholders. Should he follow his instinct and expand abroad? If so, how to decide which market(s) to enter?

Published 13 Jun 2022

Reference 6665

Topic Strategy

Industry Health, Wellness and Fitness Insurance

Region Europe

View case
Reshma Sohoni, cofounder of early-stage VC firm Seedcamp, considers investment opportunities arising from the spread of blockchain technology, the emergence of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), and their implications for the traditional business model of the venture capital industry.

Published 13 Jun 2022

Reference 6736

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Venture Capital

Region Europe

View case
Clément Boussard is the CEO and founder of Stanley Robotics, a Paris-based startup selling automated valet parking solutions. The case illustrates the typical challenges faced by innovators (here an entrepreneur) selling a technological innovation and dealing with their first customers.

Published 13 Jun 2022

Reference 6553

Topic Entrepreneurship

Region Europe

View case
Clément Boussard is the CEO and founder of Stanley Robotics, a Paris-based startup selling automated valet parking solutions. The case illustrates the typical challenges faced by innovators (here an entrepreneur) selling a technological innovation and dealing with their first customers.

Published 13 Jun 2022

Reference 6553

Topic Entrepreneurship

Region Europe

View case
In 2016, Steve Anavi and Alexandre Prot started Qonto as a ‘challenger’ bank focused on SMEs and freelancers, in France. After achieving rapid success, questions surface about where to draw the bank’s boundaries. The early focus is on the customer interface and back-end operations are outsource, but by 2017 they are wondering whether to bring the core banking infrastructure in house.

Published 12 Mar 2021

Reference 6580

Topic Strategy

Industry Financial Services Banking

Region Europe

View case
After having failed in its internationalization efforts, Singapore-based digital real estate platform PropertyGuru hires Hari Krishnan, a LinkedIn executive, to become its new CEO. Krishnan is hesitating between two very different strategies that would shape the company moving forward.

Published 22 Jul 2020

Reference 6601

Topic Strategy

Industry Real Estate

Region Asia

View case
Strategy, Innovation