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[Techround] StartUp of the Week: Wisdomise

Techround recently published an article spotlighting Wisdomise, a financial technology startup whose Board of Advisors includes Marshall Van Alstyne, Professor of Information Systems, and Gerry Tsoukalas, Associate Professor of Information Systems.

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July 18, 2022

Techround recently published an article spotlighting Wisdomise, a financial technology startup whose Board of Advisors includes Marshall Van Alstyne, Professor of Information Systems, and Gerry Tsoukalas, Associate Professor of Information Systems.

Combining crowdsourced knowledge and artificial intelligence, Wisdomise optimizes trading and wealth management for customers. By both leveraging and sharing knowledge with others, Wisdomise’s goal is to democratize the ability to create wealth. The company has declared that,

“We dedicate ourselves to tokenising the crowds’ wisdom by unlocking the tangible and intangible values of expertise and by providing unbounded access for everyone.”

As blockchain and machine learning technologies grow more and more effective, financial tools like those of Wisdomise will continue to grow in prominence.

Marshall Van Alstyne is a Questrom Professor of Management in Information Systems at Boston University Questrom School of Business and is one of the leading experts in network business models. He conducts research on information economics, covering such topics as communications markets, the economics of networks, intellectual property, social effects of technology, and productivity effects of information. As co-developer of the concept of “two-sided networks” he has been a major contributor to the theory of network effects, a set of ideas now taught worldwide. His co-authored article on the subject is a Harvard Business Review top 50 of all time. Awards include two patents, National Science Foundation IOC, SGER, SBIR, iCorp and Career Awards, and eight best paper awards. Articles or commentary have appeared in Science, Nature, Management Science, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.