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Scaling Impact Investing: The Role of Institutional Investor Capital

Javier Saade | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Javier Saade

Impact investing continues to gain momentum in the U.S. and abroad, but scaling it has proven difficult.  The fact that momentum has not translated i...

What Founders Need to Know: You Were Funded for a Liquidity Event -- Start Looking

Steve Blank | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

There are many reasons to found a startup. There are many reasons to work at a startup. But there's only one reason your company got funded. Liquid...

General Partner At Benchmark Reveals What Red Flags He Looks For When Making An Investment

Quora | Posted 03.17.2016 | Business

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

How Road Rage Incident Prompted Father to Develop Next Wave Safety App

Powerful Answers | Posted 03.16.2016 | Technology
Powerful Answers

There are moments in our lives that serve as major turning points, causing us to reassess what is truly important. Phil Reitnour has had a couple of t...

An Open Letter to Rich Startups

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.16.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

I am writing this because I keep hearing troubling stories about startups sending their employees to speak at far-away conferences, building fancy new offices, and enjoying four-course meals.

The Secret to Spreading the Startup Wealth in Emerging Global Markets

Ross Baird | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
Ross Baird

A lot of investors say that they'll back great ideas anywhere. But in most markets, building impactful businesses is a "chicken and egg" situation--in...

Honey vs. Vinegar: How are we luring and keeping the companies we want?

Natalia Martinez-Kalinina | Posted 03.10.2016 | Miami
Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

For every milestone earned, there are other difficult goals to achieve and gaps to bridge.

How High School Detention Led to My Invention

Powerful Answers | Posted 03.07.2016 | Technology
Powerful Answers

Since I was a kid, I've spent many hours daydreaming of ideas that in my mind would some day change the world. Most, ahem, 99% of them never made it ...

Money Strategy for Your Company: Women Fundraising Experts Talk Shop

Kelly Keenan Trumpbour | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

On Saturday March 5, I will moderate a panel at the Speak Up Women conference, held at the United Nations in New York. The discussion will center arou...

The Real Reason Tech Investment Is Up This Year

Sam Colt | Posted 03.03.2016 | Technology
Sam Colt

There's a growing debate in the tech community -- are we in a bubble, or not? Some people think the private valuations we've seen in the last few yea...

Investor Update Templates You or Your Startup Can Use

Sriram Krishnan | Posted 03.09.2016 | Technology
Sriram Krishnan

Here are some investor update templates you or your startup can use. You'll find that these emails mostly cover the same four to five points: thank yous to those who helped; issues or problems faced; big or small wins; product, metrics, team or finance update; and request for help.

Can Social Entrepreneurship Tap India's Demographic Dividend?

Bipul Saha | Posted 02.29.2016 | Impact
Bipul Saha

India is a young country. At present, 66 percent of India's population is under the national average age of 26 years. In the next decade and a half, more than 13 million Indians annually will enter the workforce for the first time.

East Meets West: New VC Firm Brings Western Tech to China & Developing World​

Jason Choi | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Jason Choi

Here's a question you probably don't think about that often: what's so special about the year 1955?

Here's the Latest Sign of a Tech Correction

Sam Colt | Posted 02.24.2016 | Technology
Sam Colt

If we're truly seeing a shift in how tech companies are grown, this is just the beginning.

Cowboy Ventures Founder Says "Winter Has Arrived For Startup Financing"

Quora | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business

Unfortunately, I believe winter has arrived for tech startup financing. Winter has or will hit late to mid-stage financings first this year, but there will be a trickle down effect down to Series A and seed, and it has already started. -- Too Good to Be True? A Few Questions

Steve Nelson | Posted 02.23.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson is an organization that purports to provide wonderful scholarship opportunities to high school students, particularly those who are less privileged. Too good to be true? Probably. Misleading? Perhaps.

It's Time to Stop Talking About Social Entrepreneurship

Tomas Vasconcelos | Posted 02.22.2016 | Impact
Tomas Vasconcelos

There is no doubt that social enterprise (SE) is the new black in business. Since 2012, Forbes has had a special section of their 30 under 30 list ded...

Technology in Africa: Can Innovation Save the Motherland of Man?

Farai Sikipa | Posted 02.18.2016 | Technology
Farai Sikipa

There's an old Chinese folktale about the starving inhabitants of a village and a noble hunter who confronts the challenge of feeding them. For weeks,...

These Texts Perfectly Sum Up Why Female Entrepreneurs Struggle

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business

Here’s a simple explanation for why so few women get funding in the tech industry from the predominantly male venture capitalists who dole out the c...

Marc Andreessen's Colonialism Comments A Sign Of Silicon Valley 'Tone Deafness'

The Guardian | Whitney Snyder | Posted 02.12.2016 | Technology

“Why is the Valley suddenly so tone deaf? Well, look how badly the Valley does on inclusion in hiring. Bias is the norm here,” Sharma said. “Why...

Business Lessons From Beyond The Shark Tank

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

While only a handful of companies are profiled in this "mini-series," there are some very practical business lessons to be gleaned from their stories.

Self-Management Trumps Passion in Design-Driven Startup Performance

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Although all startup founders of design driven startups are passionate - still ninety-two percent of them will fail within three years, according to a...

Global Cybersecurity and Your Reputation

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

One thing that is growing in need and in reality is the international and cross-cultural aspects of cybersecurity. For example, businesses and governments alike in the US and in Israel face similar challenges within similar robust telecom and economic environments.

Design Also Matters to People in the Developing World!

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Wash, dry and carry kit for sanitary pads, by Sohyun Kim, Tanjana Vasily and Mariko Iwai Design driven new entrepreneurial ventures promise a reinvig...

A Conversation With Nick Hanauer

Patrick Daniel | Posted 02.05.2016 | Technology
Patrick Daniel

At O'Reilly's Next:Economy conference in San Francisco, the venture capitalist talks about the value of studying philosophy, his investment strategy and how to think independently.