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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 02.23.2017 | 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 02.23.2017 | 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 02.24.2017 | 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 02.23.2017 | 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 02.21.2017 | 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 02.16.2017 | 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 02.09.2017 | 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 02.09.2017 | 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 02.01.2017 | 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 02.01.2017 | 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 01.25.2017 | 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.

Angel Investor Jason McCabe Calacanis Explains Why Large Angel Funds Exist

Quora | Posted 01.27.2017 | Business

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

Top 15 College Entrepreneurs Take Flight In Nation-Wide Business Pitch Competition

Matt Hunckler | Posted 01.26.2017 | College
Matt Hunckler

Remember back in the day when you were a twenty something college student? Did you want to be a rockstar, DJ, actor, or rapper? College students t...

A Conversation With Simon Rothman

Patrick Daniel | Posted 01.25.2017 | Technology
Patrick Daniel

Simon Rothman invests in entrepreneurs building consumer networks and platforms, and leads Greylock's $100 million commitment to marketplace investments. 

How Successful Product Managers Handle Feature Requests from VCs

Brian de Haaff | Posted 01.22.2017 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

You just received another feature request, but this one is different. It's a bad idea like many of the others. But, it's from one of your highly cele...

Top 10 Cities Techies Should Consider Moving to In 2016

Tom Ayling | Posted 01.21.2017 | Technology
Tom Ayling

You're sitting at home, scrolling through your newsfeed and you couldn't be more bored with your life. Is this it? You need a change. You want to cha...

Pitch Me and I'll Want Answers to These 12 Questions

Seth Grimes | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Seth Grimes

If you brief me -- whether your company is early-stage or established or in-between -- whether you're seeking money, advice, exposure, or connections -- use the opportunity to explain why and how you're better. Make sure also to cover the basics.

Joe Lonsdale Explains How Hyperloop Will Develop Funding

Quora | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business

I think that a lot of people are scared about the global macro situation, and I am as well - for the first time ever we have all these zero to flat interest rates around the world and a very correlated global economy where governments are all printing lots of money at once. Assets all inflated then all went down.

Bill Gates, Energy & Integral Venture Capital

Robert Wilson | Posted 01.18.2017 | Business
Robert Wilson

Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC), launched during the recent Paris climate change proceedings, is a globally disseminated public statem...

Startup Insider: The Company That Is Revolutionizing the Advertising Industry With Image Recognition

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.12.2017 | Business
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider got the chance to speak with GumGum CEO Ophir to learn more about the this whole revolution of in-image advertising and how it all started.

Is the End of Text Messaging Near? Chime Thinks So.

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 01.03.2017 | Technology
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Undoubtedly, the smart phone has become our primary tool of communication. Whether it's through a phone call, text message, or email, the fact is that...