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Is Pinterest Worth $2.5 Billion Dollars?

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology
Jeanette Cajide

Call me foolish but I rather have a $100 million dollar company that actually makes money than a $1 billion dollar company that prints Monopoly money.

Catherine New

Babysitting Matchmaker Raised $6 Million While Pregnant

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 02.26.2013 | Technology

When the babysitter calls out sick, even the best dinner reservation in town quickly becomes worthless. For entrepreneur Lynn Perkins, that was not ju...

Conscience Is In, Greed Is Out and Crowdfunding Is On

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

For most entrepreneurs crowdfunding is not just an option anymore. It is a necessity. And as we all know, necessity is the mother of invention. Stay tuned.

How Watching Jerry Maguire Can Help You Raise Money

Nayia Moysidis | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Nayia Moysidis

"Show me the money," I told myself six or seven times, and then just once, just as a final pump-up tactic, one epic shout: "SHOW ME THE MONEY!" When I emerged from the Starbucks bathroom, a young woman peeked inside, visibly nervous.

Why Twitter Won't IPO in 2013

Bryce Maddock | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Bryce Maddock

You have seen it a hundred times before. The latest "it" company is standing on a balcony, overlooking a sea of applauding stockbrokers, reporters and other NYSE staff. Their company has gone public and the only way to go from here is up, right? Wrong.

The Crowdfunding Solution: If the Government Can't Fix the Economy... Maybe Entrepreneurs Can

Trey Bowles | Posted 03.25.2013 | Small Business
Trey Bowles

I often write about the brave and innovative entrepreneurs in Texas, but that is only because they are working overtime to lead by example in the startup community. Texas companies have made it a habit to dream big and follow that up with execution and realistic solutions.

Who Not to Take Money From...

Mark MacLeod | Posted 03.25.2013 | Small Business
Mark MacLeod

VCs are a popular target for the media, bloggers (and even fellow VCs) to hate on. Here's my completely biased and unscientific checklist of who not to take money from.

How Women Entrepreneurs Succeed in the Midwest

Lynn-Ann Gries | Posted 03.17.2013 | Technology
Lynn-Ann Gries

There's cause to feel optimistic about the ability of women to be even bigger players in high growth entrepreneurship in the not-so-distant future -- and it's a byproduct of several things.

'Moneyball' Comes to Silicon Valley: What Technology Investor Dan Scheinman Sees

James Grundvig | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

"Disruption" is so analog. Transformation is the word that will capture the new era of the mobile enterprise. Many legacy Fortune 500 tech giants -- Dell, Intel, Cisco, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, et al. -- are rushing to change as the static, analog PC Age they thrived in dies faster than anyone predicted.

BuzzFeed Raises $20 Million, Our Interview with Jonah Peretti

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

BuzzFeed, the fast-growing news site, has raised a new venture round of $20 million. In November, we interviewed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti a...

Midwest Primed For Action Despite Uncertain 2013 VC Climate

Ray Leach | Posted 02.20.2013 | Small Business
Ray Leach

On December 19, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Dow Jones VentureSource released their 2013 Venture View predictions survey. If so...

Medical District's Bio Center Launches New Orleans Startups

Susan Buchanan | Posted 02.15.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Over a decade ago, local leaders and Louisiana State University hatched plans to make Mid-City New Orleans a bio center. Economists cited a need to diversify beyond tourism, but residents have questioned the destruction of Lower Mid-City homes to make way for the BioDistrict.

Crowdfunding: Where Should You Invest?

Tony Fish | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Tony Fish

Whilst the obvious answer is in a good business, good idea and a good team; this blog explores that this is an obvious trap. The simple answer to wh...

An Inspirational True Story of Resilience and the American Dream

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.10.2012 | Books
MeiMei Fox

Bend, Not Break centers around eight of Ping Fu's life lessons, from her childhood in Mao's China, to finding her way as a poor American immigrant, to becoming a widely respected female executive and mother.

Top Ed-Tech Companies Gather at the 2012 SIIA Ed Tech Business Forum

Tanyella Evans | Posted 12.05.2012 | Technology
Tanyella Evans

The software captured the rhythm and cadence of the sentences it read, and sounded scarily similar to my fourth-grade teacher (which I guess is modern progress).

Invest in Things You Understand

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Ryan Caldbeck

Complex financial schemes and investment theses lend themselves to inefficiency and un-internalized risks. That's why investors may want to take a look at consumer products. As consumers themselves, they "speak the same language."

In Wake of Election, SMBs Expected to Serve as Engine of Economic Growth

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Ryan Caldbeck

Small businesses now must make some assumptions about policy decisions and move forward. They are too important to the country's economic recovery to remain in limbo.

Surf Free or Die? It's Time to Pay for What We Consume

Rich Nadworny | Posted 01.07.2013 | Technology
Rich Nadworny

Even if we don't pay for using sites and service, free isn't free. The price of free is advertising -- and there are very few instances where advertising doesn't make the product worse.

Can Embracing the Equity Upside Transform the Old Continent?

Davor Hebel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Davor Hebel

Most of the world's wealth creation is done through equity and to transform Europe we need as many equity owners as possible.

What the Presidential Election Means for Crowdfunding and Small Businesses

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Ryan Caldbeck

Tuesday's vote has a significant impact on the nation's 28 million small businesses, which impacts our national economy as well. Small businesses are responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs over the past two decades. The candidates have both had their say, now it is our turn.

Top Picks in Technology and Media in NYC

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

If you want a close look at cutting edge companies that will fuel our economy, you need to know more about 11 amazing women and the companies they have founded.

How to Get a VC Meeting: The Flowchart

Steve Blank | Posted 12.24.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

I often get asked, "How do I get a meeting with a VC?" Here is my slightly tongue-in-cheek view.

Transformational Transportation - The Rideshare Revolution

Mike Montgomery | Posted 12.19.2012 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

In our 21st Century society, I'll be cautiously optimistic that a well-intentioned CPUC will recognize the value dynamic new smartphone apps such as SideCar bring to the table.

Maybe the Elephants Really Can Dance! 

David Jones Jr. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
David Jones Jr.

When the 900-page-plus Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted my first reaction was simple relief that the political spectacle had finally ended. My second was that implementation the largest health system overhaul since the 1960s, would be a fiasco.

Summing Up Your Startup in One Minute

Hulya Aksu | Posted 12.12.2012 | Small Business
Hulya Aksu

For all the ideas I implemented, there have always been a dozen more I thought about that others also later thought about -- and made a killing implementing them. Feeling the atmosphere in business terms and making predictions is a talent one is born with.