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Using Storytelling to Pitch Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written with Steven Bussard Capturing an investor's interest and evoking his passion for one's venture is crucial to securing funding. So, how ...

Best Ways to Grab Investor's Attention in a Start-up

William Morrow | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
William Morrow

Image Source Thinking of growing your startup business, but the lack of investor's interest in it has started bothering you? Yes, that's one of the m...

China Is Taking Over World's Top Soccer Clubs

AsiaToday | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
AsiaToday

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - The Chinese capital is hitting the world of soccer based on its great money by either taking over ...

Why Our Vanity Slows Down Progress

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.04.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Torsten Kolind Important decision-makers, such as politicians, investors and business professionals have been conditioned to trust thei...

3 Women-led Startups That Are Changing Their Industries

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.24.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Note: I want to make sure that people realize that my women in tech initiative is the creative product of Allyson Kapin and Justyn Hintze from Women W...

Why Women are Excellent Investors!

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 06.20.2016 | Women
PaladinRegistry.com

Women are different than men. As a Certified Financial Planner® this holds true in the investment world. Women are faced with unique challenges as ...

SIRUM, bluDiagnostics, and Blendoor Win the Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.16.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey, the Women Startup Challenge took place last night, and was a real game-changer. 10 women-led startups pitched, and were all the real deal. Each...

Human Rights and Business: From Principles to Practice

Lauren Compere | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Lauren Compere

This month marks five years since the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) - a landmark moment in the acceptance...

How to Make a Great Pitch for Your Startup

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Tyrone Howard and Steven Bussard Stanford studies on design quality and entrepreneurial risk show that the sweet spot for startups is r...

4 Things I Didn't Know About Investors Before I Took Their Money

Felecia Hatcher | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Felecia Hatcher

So, you cashed the check, now what? So many of us are obsessed with getting investors no one really talks about the real down side.

Sale of Aramco, Cabinet Shake-up: Is it the Beginning of the End for Saudi Arabia?

David Oualaalou | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Saudi Arabia's financial power derives from its oil wealth; thus, offering for sale some of Aramco's precious assets could have serious consequences for the royal family's existence. So why is the king pursuing this strategy?

More VCs Need to Wake Up And Smell The Freelancers

Michael S Solomon | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

It's true that there is a real shortage of great full-time tech talent but that's not really the case when you look at the tech freelance marketplace.

More VCs Need To Wake Up And Smell The Freelancers

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology
Rishon Blumberg

Coauthor Michael Solomon There is a new trend emerging in the VC community, that's been a long time coming. As the fulltime technology talent dearth ...

5 Market Problems the SEC Can Help Solve Through Regulation S-K

Jean Rogers | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Jean Rogers

Because the management of sustainability issues influences corporate success, the information that is "material" to investors is rapidly changing, much like the world around it. And as a result, corporate disclosure must evolve.

Kickstarter Campaigns on FIRE - Get Your Hillary Clinton Woman Cards While They're Hot!

Sherry Gray | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Sherry Gray

Since Kickstarter launched in 2009, crowdfunding has become an obsession, and very cool stuff has hit the market as a result. While countless projects fail, some have captured the imagination of investors to far surpass funding goals.

"Pray" for Success: How to Take the Guesswork Out of Social Finance

Jason Saul | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Jason Saul

We believe that the future of SIBs and social finance is brighter than ever. But if we are to create a true social capital market, we must be more rigorous, intentional and outcomes-driven than the current approaches.

For High-Growth Firms, Cash Is Still King

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

When people find out that Bluedrop is a "high-growth firm", they are often impressed. I am guessing they feel that the company has "arrived" and that ...

Why Rollover Your Retirement Assets Into an IRA?

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 05.04.2016 | Fifty
PaladinRegistry.com

A 2014 study from Cogent Reports concluded that over 50% of affluent investors with a balance in a former employer-sponsored retirement plan expect to...

15 Women-led Startups to Watch in 2016

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Craig Newmark

Between 1997 and 2014, the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. rose by 68%, twice the growth rate for men and nearly 1.5 times the rate for all companies, according to a report commissioned by American Express OPEN.

PLCs? We Need PBCs!

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

It was poor advice from the famous economist Milton Friedman that the only duty of a corporation is to maximize its return on investment. Instead, Ell...

Investments Are Life Changing (Except When They're Not)

Steven Shehori | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Steven Shehori

For my entire adult life, I've been encouraged to invest in my future. You know, in a financial sense. And so I took a bunch of jobs in the arts. This...

The SEC Needs to Approve IEX's Market Solution

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Our public securities markets are essential for companies large and small to access capital and for our economy to grow.

Things That Matter to Investors

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 04.14.2016 | Fifty
PaladinRegistry.com

Many of the comments we received from clients, friends and acquaintances express frustration with the current economic and political environment inves...

While the SEC Ignores Climate Change Risks, Others Step Up

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Only SEC action can raise the baseline of climate reporting to protect investors, and prevent laggards like Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway from claiming--with little evidence to back up their claims--that they do not face climate risks.

Why Is Wall Street Fighting Fiduciary Standards for Sales Reps?

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

Wall Street firms employ or license hundreds of thousands of sales representatives. Wall Street does not want these reps locked out of the retirement...