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Jay Z Now Has A Startup Company, Because Music And Sports Weren't Enough

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.07.2017 | Black Voices

Jay Z is no novice when it comes to diversifying his portfolio in entertainment and sports, and he has yet again added to his growing list of business...

How Zuckerberg Retained 26% Equity in Facebook

Sramana Mitra | Posted 02.07.2017 | Technology
Sramana Mitra

Raising money too soon for a startup creates a number of serious problems. You get diluted out of your ownership. You destroy your cap table and fol...

5 Essential Tips For Entrepreneurs Seeking To Optimize Their Fundraising Efforts

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 02.02.2017 | Business
Rachel Wolfson

Every entrepreneur knows that raising capital can be the toughest part of starting a company. Fundraising can be especially challenging for CEOs also ...

5 Common Alternative Investments All Investors Should Know

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Madelaine D'Angelo

Broadly speaking, alternatives are investments in assets other than stocks, bonds and cash (commodities, for example) or investments using strategies ...

Metamason Becomes Fundable Through Application of Design

Soren Petersen | Posted 01.06.2017 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Les Karpas Entrepreneurs thrive on competition and just as in elite sports, "winner takes all." One way of increasing the odds of s...

Bears, People Of Color And Adapting

Susan Gonzales | Posted 01.05.2017 | Impact
Susan Gonzales

Underrepresented communities and the people and organizations passionate about supporting them are adapting to the new environment through innovation, mobilization, and utilization of new resources.

How Do Entrepreneurs Deal With the Risk of Failure?

Quora | Posted 12.19.2016 | Business
Quora

How did you go down the path of Entrepreneurship? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answere...

Top Investors Look For This One Essential Trait in Founders

Quora | Posted 12.19.2016 | Business
Quora

What are some of the strongest things you've seen in a pitch? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions ...

How Much Can Design Make or Break a Startup?

Quora | Posted 12.15.2016 | Business
Quora

How much can design make or break a startup? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by p...

The Strategic Partnership: The Alternative to Venture Capital

Dean Sioukas | Posted 12.13.2016 | Business
Dean Sioukas

The quintessential problem all startups have is how do potential users of what they do (whatever it is) find them on the internet? "You have a basic marketing problem," was the matter-of-fact way it was explained to us at a meeting.

The Surprising Lessons Venture Capital Has Taught Me About People

Quora | Posted 12.13.2016 | Business
Quora

What has being a venture capitalist taught you about people and business? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compellin...

As a Professional Investor, Here's Why I Avoid Trends

Quora | Posted 12.13.2016 | Business
Quora

What trend or opportunity are you most interested in as an investor, today? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compell...

Why Even Space Startups Do Sales First, Tech Later

Harry Red | Posted 12.06.2016 | Business
Harry Red

Space technology startups know this well. Working on ambitious ideas in an industry most people consider outlandish, you'd think they have their hands full with technology only.

Design -- The Peacock Effect of Healthy Ventures

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.22.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design-centric corporations can create an extra six and a half percent of value annually and design leaders create up to thirteen percent. So, they al...

We Need More Than a Simulation to Make Women-led Startups in VR and AI a Reality

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.17.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

I've been in the tech sector for a long time, and watched the PC change the world as we know it. Now I think virtual reality (VR), artificial intellig...

Women Leaders Are Redefining Business - On HER Terms

Jennifer Love | Posted 11.15.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

To ensure the success of women and girls is to ensure that they attain literacy and self-confidence in financial matters big and small. And it's happe...

Why I Followed My Personal Calling, Even When It Led Away From A Great Job

Susan Gonzales | Posted 10.25.2016 | Impact
Susan Gonzales

Taking risks in Hispanic culture isn't typically encouraged. Taking risks was only for the privileged. I believe this cautious approach to life is based on centuries of working hard and being grateful for having a job and food on the table.

Invest in America's Innovation Economy

Ross DeVol | Posted 10.24.2016 | Technology
Ross DeVol

As the Great Recession recedes in our rearview mirrors, it is becoming ever more apparent that innovative activities are determining an increasing pro...

Startup Insider: How FundersClub CEO Alex Mittal Built The World's First Online Venture Capital Firm

David Ongchoco | Posted 10.15.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

Elevator pitches that kill it

Javier Saade | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Javier Saade

Elevator pitches are ice breakers that, if successful, lead to deeper discussions about your company. Conventional wisdom says they last 60 seconds. I...

A Founder's Journey Bootstrapping to $8 Million

Brian Walker | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Brian Walker

Almost six years ago, I took a leap - like many founders before me. I saw that advertising and many advertising agencies were too focused on the creative and marketing side of the brand. Not the business side.

IFC's Venture Capital Head Nikunj Jinsi: "We Are at a Critical Moment in History"

Anna Shen | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Anna Shen

While Silicon Valley is finally recognizing the market potential and talent pool of emerging markets - witness Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's rece...

How Venture Capital's Diversity Problem Became Its Next Big Opportunity

Ray Leach | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Ray Leach

This summer, the National Venture Capital Association released their first comprehensive report on diversity and inclusion in the venture capital spac...

Venture Funding Unrefined: An Inconvenient Truth

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

While most of us obsess over access to private capital to kickstart new ventures, a very sizable part of such capital is already quietly flowing in th...

1955 Capital Co-Leads $8.5M Funding Round for Crop Enhancement to Help Farmers Grow Crops More Sustainably

Jason Choi | Posted 09.16.2016 | Technology
Jason Choi

After announcing the biggest VC firm debut of Q1 2016 and the industry's largest first-time, single-partner firm launch ever by most accounts, the Los Altos, California-based 1955 Capital recently closed its first deal in a space many may overlook - agriculture.