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Place Your Bets: Interview with Jesper Sørgaard

Randall Radic | Posted 12.18.2016 | Home
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 12.15.2016 | Home
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 12.15.2016 | Home
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 12.14.2016 | Home
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 12.14.2016 | Home
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 12.14.2016 | Home
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 12.14.2016 | Home
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 12.07.2016 | Home
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 12.03.2016 | Home
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 12.05.2016 | Home
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 12.04.2016 | Home
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 12.02.2016 | Home
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 12.02.2016 | Home
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 11.30.2016 | Home
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 11.28.2016 | Home
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 11.24.2016 | Home
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 11.12.2016 | Home
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.

The Connected School: How IoT Could Impact Education

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 11.10.2016 | Home
Jeanette Cajide

The Internet of Things (IoT) will soon be called the Internet of Everything (IoE). By the year 2020, it is predicted that more than 50 billion connect...

Superbwoman Jeanne Sullivan: Rewiring & Refiring

Janet M. Neal | Posted 11.08.2016 | Home
Janet M. Neal

This article highlights a "Superbwoman®", and is based on live interviews shown via the webshow, Superbwoman Sundays at 7. To see the original show, ...

Ellen Pao Won't Stop Talking About Sexism In Tech. And Neither Should You.

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 11.10.2015 | Home

They called her “the most hated person on the Internet” and named her one of the pariahs of Silicon Valley. She lost her sex discrimination lawsu...

INDEX: Funding High Impact New Ventures

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.05.2016 | Home
Soren Petersen

High-impact Design Driven Startups are investors' darlings and the INDEX: Award is taking advantage of this by applying their unique design award evaluation process to vetting candidates for venture capital funding.

Why I Mentor

Jeff Wald | Posted 11.05.2016 | Home
Jeff Wald

A startup founder recently asked me a simple, yet startling, question during our monthly meetings. We have been working together for nearly two years,...

The Top 10 People to Know in Silicon Valley

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 10.30.2016 | Home
Richard Lorenzen

When it comes to navigating the difficult waters of Silicon Valley, it is important to know who the big movers and shakers in the industry are. These are some of the top people that have shaped the Silicon Valley that the world knows today.

Build Less: Sell More

Dr. Sean Wise | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home
Dr. Sean Wise

Dear Professor Investor, I have been working on a startup for 6 months. Now I'm worried that I have spent all my time developing my product and not ...

Why You Shouldn't Take VC Money

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 10.27.2016 | Home
Gary Vaynerchuk

Let's start this article with one fact: I do think venture capital has value. I think angel investor dollars have value and can do a lot. But as someone who has now looked at thousands, if not tens of thousands of deals in his career, it's very clear to me that it is becoming the default for young entrepreneurs.