Is Better Place Going The Solyndra Way?

By Dan Lavie / October 12, 2012

It was officially announced that Better Place founder Shai Agassi has quit the board of Better Place, following his departure as chief executive last week. This move triggers major concerns that Better Place would not be able to make it. According to the Guardian, Mr. Agassi left Better Place following his replacement by Mr. Evan Thornley as the CEO of the company. Thornley preciously ran Better Place in Australia. According to insiders, Better Place is planning to lay off half…

Knab, the Latest Banking Initiative

By Dan Lavie / October 4, 2012

Knab, (which is “bank” reading backwards) is the latest bank initiative by Alex investor bank founder Mr.  René Frijters and the Aegon conglomerate.  Labeled “the bank of the future”, is in an online bank where a bank account + bank card will cost the customer €15 monthly. The customer will have access to a digital dashboard that allows insight into all his payments, pension & saving funds and assets.  The customer will also have access to various digital aids, including…