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The Displacement of Tom Perkins With The Greater Fool Theory

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Sherwin Sheik

I was deeply saddened by the news that Tom Perkins died last week. Though I never had the opportunity to meet him, I greatly admired his business acumen and appreciated his overall positive impact on Silicon Valley, where I have lived virtually my entire life.

Trailblazing Women:Elizabeth Galbut, Founding Partner Sogal Ventures & A-Level Capital

Anne Ravanona | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Anne Ravanona

This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global In...

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...

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.

Five Ways Pay-in-Advance Business Models Trump Venture Capital

Quora | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Quora

What are ways to finance and grow my start-up without VC? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ...

Women Entrepreneurs, Meet Women Investors

Daisy J Lin | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Daisy J Lin

Women entrepreneurs don't have the same kind of networks as men. Enter women investors.

Launching A Startup? Take A Look At Tennessee

Brittany Hodak | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Brittany Hodak

When you hear the word "startup," Silicon Valley or New York City likely come to mind. And, while both of those hubs are entrepreneur hotspots, an unl...

Your Ideas really don't matter! SXSW Connection with John Frankel of ff Venture Capital

Alfred E. Blake IV | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Alfred E. Blake IV

As a millennial, the runway to success is connection. It is finding genuine interest in people and looking to be of service. SXSW is a ideal to meet...

Stop Talking About Your "Million Dollar" App Idea. No One Cares.

Steve Eakin | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Steve Eakin

I'm going to give you a completely mind-blowing secret. ... You sure you're ready for this? People literally lose their mind when I tell them this. ...

Bringing Venture Capitalism to Sustainable Development

John Friedman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
John Friedman

Can market forces shift the model from premiums for (sustainable goods) to lowering upfront costs? It's no secret that people are generous. They ...

Doing Well by Doing Good: An Interview with Angel Investor and Philanthropist, Ron Conway

Alexandre Mars | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Alexandre Mars

An angel investor, Ron is often described as one of Silicon Valley's "super angels". His wealth and giving is a reminder that tech entrepreneurs aren't the only ones capable of large-scale philanthropy; the sector's investors are also involved.

A New Playbook for Companies Venturing for Impact

FOMIN | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

By Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is acting chief of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF)'s Access to Markets and Skills Uni...

Not all Silicon is the Valley. True in Biotech + Space too

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Don't let the empty halls fool you. Behind the scenes in almost every corporate park and office building in Carlsbad, CA you will find cutting edge ...

Chasing Venture Capital will Kill 99.78%* of Games Companies and App Startups

Elaine Heney | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Elaine Heney

When starting a new app business, chasing investor capital can be life threatening for your startup. Delusions of business grandeur can include signi...

Entrepreneurial Hustle: Limitless Driver of Global Prosperity

Javier Saade | Posted 05.21.2016 | Technology
Javier Saade

This blog first appeared on Medium and its Global Entrepreneurship Summit section. Hola, me llamo Javier. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and no...

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.

Africa's Female Entrepreneurs Part II: Josephine Takundwa, Award-Winning Leader in Energy

O'Brien Browne | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

I continue this exciting series with the dynamic Josephine Takundwa, founder and CEO of Earthlink Technologies headquartered in Harare, Zimbabwe.

The VC Paradox: Too Good to Fund

David Glickman | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
David Glickman

Ironically, because I run a prosperous, self-funded hundred-million dollar operation, VCs keep telling me that a new startup our team just launched shouldn't require outside funding.

Design Driven Startups from the Heart

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design and entrepreneurship are in vogue and enjoying a strong endorsement from both business and Venture Capitalists. The nexus of design, innovation...

In Startup Land, Sexism and the Man Card Still Rule

Cameron Conaway | Posted 05.16.2016 | Women
Cameron Conaway

It's a tough pill to swallow, especially for those of us raised on a steady diet of the bootstrap myth. You know the one: that your own individual effort is all it takes to lift you up the social or economic ladder.

Six Critical Practices Even Experienced Venture Capitalists Should Be Doing

Quora | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Quora

How does an experienced VC get a new venture fund off the ground? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questi...

Dreaming Big for Small Business Week

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Elizabeth Gore

Where did you get your coffee today? Where did pick up your dry cleaning? Where did you drop your children off for childcare? Where did you get the ne...

How to Raise Capital as a Solo Founder

Ajay Yadav | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Ajay Yadav

Convincing someone to invest in your brainchild is one of the biggest challenges a founder faces, and solo founders are often perceived by investors as an unsafe bet. Fundraising is a mind game as much as anything else.

Kansas City Seeing Jump in Venture Capital

Jason Grill | Posted 04.26.2016 | Technology
Jason Grill

Kansas City has been on a roll the last few years in the entrepreneur, technology and development space.

Startups - Designing for Triple-Bottom-Line Innovations

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Dr. Ab Stevels Startups tackling sustainability are now in vogue, with organic farming, clean energy and mediation platforms for the sh...