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7 Signals of Turnover in Silicon Valley

Richard Moran | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Richard Moran

Great employees fuel the Silicon Valley engine. But keeping them can be a challenge. Like a card player who broadcasts the next move, maybe we can read the turnover signals in advance.

The Recipe for Creating a Silicon Valley

Richard Moran | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Richard Moran

Every region wants to create another Silicon Valley. It's not only the prestige -- it's the jobs, the wealth creation, the excitement of innovation, the ripple effect on businesses nearby and most importantly, the future.

Child Poverty Exists In Silicon Valley, Too. Here's Who's Helping Often-Overlooked Kids

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact

Jorge Valencia is from Silicon Valley. But his daily life couldn't be further from those "basically swimming in gold" not even five miles away. "Th...

Snapchat's New Round Of Funding Puts The Mobile Messaging App At $19 Billion Valuation

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2015 | Technology

Feb 17 (Reuters) - Snapchat is looking to raise as much as $500 million in a new funding round that would value the mobile messaging company at up to ...

Going Against the Flow: Michelle Zatlyn, Cofounder of CloudFlare

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.11.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Michelle Zatlyn is Cofounder and Head of User Experience at CloudFlare, a web performance and security company that provides online services to protect and accelerate websites online.

The Uber For Gentleman Companions

Julieanne Smolinski | Posted 12.30.2014 | Technology
Julieanne Smolinski

The start-up, which is currently available only in San Francisco, feels equally motivated by the wedding industrial complex and a long night of flavored vodka: At its core, it's Uber for good-looking men you can order around.

Cities and the Cult of the Entrepreneur

Ida Hempel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Ida Hempel

Silicon Valley grew out the convergence of several successes over several decades. Time and chance will tell which efforts will boom and which will bust.

Top 10 U.S.-Based Venture Capital Funds

Lili Balfour | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

The first quarter of 2014 was a record-breaking quarter and serves as promise that venture capital, as an asset class, is on the ascend.

An Unlikely Pair: Silicon Valley and Tofurkey

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green

Even though meat production is expected to double by 2050, an unlikely bunch is now investing in the tofurkeys, tofus and other meat substitutes of th...

Silicon Valley's Brain Drain

Lili Balfour | Posted 06.07.2014 | Technology
Lili Balfour

HBO's comedic take on Silicon Valley is the wake up call this region needs. We will laugh. We will reflect. And hopefully we will grow.

The One Thing That Separates Silicon Valley From Everywhere Else

Mark Cuban | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

Like Hollywood, today's nouveau entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are looking past the pitch right in front of them to the next source of capital who will pay a higher valuation.

Hacking for Good

Ian Cinnamon | Posted 04.22.2014 | Technology
Ian Cinnamon

Everybody wants to create the next Facebook. Or Snapchat. Or Candy Crush. There's nothing wrong with that. But so many entrepreneurs idolize founders ...

Speak Up With Jimmy: Venture Capitalist David Hornik on How to Pitch Investors (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Jimmy Nguyen

While in Silicon Valley, I had some "Travel Talk" with venture capitalist David Hornik from August Capital. He gives advice on how, and how not, to give a good pitch to investors. Hint: It's all about telling a good story.

This Charity Just Revolutionized The Future Of Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

A health care crowdfunding platform just helped revolutionize the way that nonprofits are funded. Watsi, a prominent nonprofit that funds medical c...

A Modest Proposal: Thinking Outside the White Male Box

Hank Williams | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Hank Williams

I have a modest proposal that could easily quadruple the inventive capacity of the country. It's simple, yet powerful, and with the right funding, it could be a game changer. The idea: let's completely remove the shopworn expression "think outside the box" from circulation for retooling.

Blueseed Raising Money To Park Ship Full of Startups Near SF

Turnstyle | Posted 12.12.2012 | Technology
Turnstyle

"How awesome would it be if there could be an environment that would be dedicated to helping entrepreneurs...grow and scale their companies that could...

My Big Fat Geek Wedding

Rick Schwartz | Posted 11.19.2012 | Small Business
Rick Schwartz

I've been a movie producer for over ten years. But after a few sidelong glances, late night flirtations and moments of soul-searching, I've decided to stop cheating on my day job and commit to a new life partner. I'm now officially a software mogul.

Pissed off for Greatness

Ellora Israni | Posted 08.15.2012 | Technology
Ellora Israni

A lot of what you've heard is absolutely valid: three monitors, 10 a.m. to midnight, and socks & sandals are the norm. The stereotypes are true. Yes, I said it, I am surrounded by total nerds -- people who get excited about garbage collection and heap usage and Flash vs HTML5.

A New Star In Silicon Valley

Reuters | Major Tian | Posted 10.14.2012 | Small Business

By Major Tian It may not sound as flashy as social media, but healthcare is becoming a new star in Silicon Valley. Driven by the promis...

WATCH: Multilingual Customer Service Freefalls From the Sky

Greg Voakes | Posted 10.10.2012 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

While many startups have taken to the viral airwaves of YouTube and Facebook to pitch their products with clever and fun campaigns, it's still relatively rare for large so-called "enterprise" tech companies to take these sort of creative risks.

Comparing New York and San Francisco Tech Scenes

Megan Berry | Posted 10.01.2012 | Technology
Megan Berry

There's been much ado about the NYC tech scene lately -- how it's heating up and it's increasing allure for startups. Having recently moved from San Francisco to New York in the midst of this debate, I can't help chiming in myself.

Take That, Silicon Valley!

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.13.2012 | Small Business

Another win for Silicon Alley. Women are twice as likely to start new companies in New York than they are in Silicon Valley, America's largest startup...

Let's Create Our Own Unique Silicon Britain

David Richards | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
David Richards

Recently, the Chancellor George Osborne vowed that the UK would become the "technology centre of Europe" at the opening of the new Google Campus in the Silicon Roundabout area in London.

Nate C. Hindman

Silicon Valley Now Has Its Own Airline

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.06.2012 | Small Business

When David Eyerly earned a partial scholarship to attend a California flight school, he asked his older brother Wade for some advice. Pilot jobs were ...

The Race To Become The Next Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Small Business

It's often said that Silicon Valley is more than just a place -- it's a state of mind. As such, the entrepreneurial mecca, defined as the southern ...