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A Conversation With Simon Rothman

Patrick Daniel | Posted 01.26.2016 | 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 01.22.2016 | 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 01.25.2016 | 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 01.20.2016 | 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 01.20.2016 | 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 01.19.2016 | 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 01.19.2016 | 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 01.05.2016 | 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...

Place Your Bets: Interview with Jesper Sørgaard

Randall Radic | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Randall Radic

European sports betting is big business. And it's getting bigger all the time. France gave sports betting official sanction in 2010, along with poker and horse racing. Germany followed suit two years later, granting private companies the right to offer gambling amenities.

Silicon Valley, Race, Gender & Gaia

Robert Wilson | Posted 12.16.2015 | Technology
Robert Wilson

In regard to man's final end, all the higher religions are in complete agreement. The purpose of human life is the discovery of Truth, the unitive kn...

Why More Tech Companies May Soon Go Public in 2016

Brett Relander | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Brett Relander

For any startup, the decision of whether to go public is a big one, and a number of factors must be taken into consideration.

Our Journey From Prototype to Product to Exciting New Opportunities In IoT

Powerful Answers | Posted 12.14.2015 | Technology
Powerful Answers

Two years of field testing taught us that putting your technology in the hands of field users is both an exciting opportunity to find new applications and a chance to find new ways for things to go wrong.

Achieving Better Water Management Through Smart Micropayments

Powerful Answers | Posted 12.14.2015 | Technology
Powerful Answers

Water quality is often questionable, as water is re-contaminated during transportation in jerrycans, and families get sick from preventable waterborne illnesses. This problem is not unique to Niger -- it's the daily reality for 827 million people living in cities in the developing world today.

How a Company Led by Parents is Using Technology to Give Parents More Time

Powerful Answers | Posted 12.14.2015 | Technology
Powerful Answers

Over the last year, my two co-founders and I have talked to hundreds of parents about how they struggle to 'do it all'. Arranging transportation for their kids stood out as the largest pain point.

The Story Behind the Three Young Female Entrepreneurs Who Co-founded a Startup to Facilitate Disaster Relief

Powerful Answers | Posted 12.14.2015 | Technology
Powerful Answers

We're full-time students, young, and female, but we make it work. There should be a lot more people in the field with that profile, and we hope to inspire them to step up.

In the Shark Tank It's All About Valuation

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

Unless you do what I do for a living, "valuation" probably isn't a word you hear every day... but it is a word you hear a lot on Shark Tank. And it's usually a point of controversy.

DBL Partners' Nancy Pfund: Spotting the Next Tesla and Solar City

David Bank | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
David Bank -- When Nancy Pfund's DBL Partners recently closed its $400 million third fund, ImpactAlpha wrote, "Want to spot the next Tesla? Watch...

Trailblazing Women: Kelly Hoey, LP at Laconia Capital Group & Angel Investor

Anne Ravanona | Posted 12.05.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

With a reputation for providing practical and actionable networking guidance, Kelly empowers with frameworks to take opportunities to the next level of growth. "Stop committing random acts of networking" is her frequent (and favorite) advice.

If You're Looking for Your Next Unicorn, Head to Sweden

Ariel Kramer | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business
Ariel Kramer

There are more unicorns per capita in Sweden than anywhere else in the world besides Silicon Valley. Sweden has incubated household names such as Spo...

How Job Search Fails

Roger Wright | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Roger Wright

It's the 5 Principles that are your building blocks for your own unique search. If you use all five, at full speed, you will find work.

This Just In: Entrepreneurs Who Get Pregnant Still Walk, Talk and Think

Joanna L. Krotz | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Joanna L. Krotz

Bias against women who seek startup funding is real and ongoing. Of the nearly 7,000 businesses funded by venture capital from 2011 - 2013, 85% had nary a woman on the executive team. Only 3% of the VC-funded ventures had a woman CEO. Conventional equity funding models clearly are ignoring or misinterpreting what women bring to the table.

Growing Up in an Earthquake Zone Shaped My Vision for Smart Quake Sensor

Powerful Answers | Posted 11.30.2015 | Technology
Powerful Answers

Born and raised in Turkey, I lived through countless earthquakes. Turkey is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world, and I witnessed many casualties during these catastrophes.

Finding The Treasure - An Interview with Mor Assia and Shelly Hod Moyal

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 11.28.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

I recently interviewed Mor Assia and Shelly Hod Moyal to find out what it takes to create a treasure map of success like iAngels has done in Israel. Here are there four simple lessons for finding the X that marks the spot.

An Impact Investing Holiday Reading List

Elizabeth Coston | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth Coston

Image credit: Image by pixabay, licensed under the Creative Commons CC0 Generic license. The holidays are often the time of year when people are ref...

Harry Potter and the Digital Unicorns

Greg Portell | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Greg Portell

When you imagine a land of make believe, characters emerge. Depending on where you look you can find trolls, pirates, avatars, white-hatted defenders of good and even a giant or two. Upon reflection, today's digital ecosystem parallels the fantasy worlds found in Harry Potter and elsewhere.