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Venture Capital

Why You Shouldn't Take VC Money

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 10.27.2016 | Business
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.

Trans Hacking Startup Land: Gender Performance and Deception

Alyx Baldwin | Posted 10.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Alyx Baldwin

After I moved away from being gender ambiguous, I unbound myself and started presenting as a queer woman. I reached out to many LGBTQ* startup allegiances for help with fundraising. That was where I met more hostility than ever before.

Design Driven Startup Cultures

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Startup hubs are popping up like mushrooms across the world, each with its own culture, competitive advantages and opportunities for creating unique businesses. What might these hubs learn from each other to dial up their performance?

Not Just Silicon Valley: Why American Business Has a Diversity Issue

James Briggs | Posted 10.16.2016 | Technology
James Briggs

While it's disappointing that race and gender continue to preclude talented and innovative individuals from accessing the same opportunities as others, the real concern is that this issue doesn't begin and end in Silicon Valley as many people think. It travels in tandem with Silicon Valley's influence in business across America.

What Women Can Learn About Pitching From 'The Voice'

Jen Mojo | Posted 10.15.2016 | Business
Jen Mojo

Like any speaker getting ready to deliver a keynote, you've got to know your audience -- and your audience will be mostly men -- period. But men are simply investors with a different gender and at the end of the day, they are motivated by the same things you are: getting good business done.

What Fundraising as a Woman Founder Has Taught Me

Aly Saxe | Posted 10.15.2016 | Business
Aly Saxe

In the fundraising game, every entrepreneur expects difficulties. This is the Age of Startups, after all, with an ever-rising number of entrepreneurs competing for investor dollars. When I began fundraising for my PR software startup, I encountered a range of responses to, well, me. In talking to other women founders, I learned that I may have actually had it easy.

The 6 Ways to Save a Failing Startup

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

You might hear about successful startups so often you think the odds are on your side. But it's quite the opposite. According to recent data, just half survive five years or more, and only a third make it to 10 years. Starting a business is a risky proposition.

10 Tips for Raising Your First Million

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

So you have a great idea, some early customers on your new app, and what you think is "product-market fit." Good for you! Now, your goal should be scale your company as fast as possible, acquire as many customers, own your category, exit, and buy a beach home.

Inquiring Minds Want to Know "Why?"

Eve Ellis | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Eve Ellis

Why do companies with gender diverse boards perform better? As the portfolio manager of a strategy which seeks to benefit from this fact,* I am ofte...

Focus on Sustainable Growth, NOT Growth at All Cost

Sramana Mitra | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Sramana Mitra

Silicon Valley, once upon a time, used to be run by conscientious, thoughtful VCs who were focused on building value, building great companies. Today's Silicon Valley is becoming more like Wall Street, run by nothing other than greed and thoughtless speculation.

Trailblazing Women: Viktoriya Tigipko, Founding Partner of TA Ventures

Anne Ravanona | Posted 09.24.2016 | 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...

Young and Entrepreneurial: The WayUp Journey from College Project to Y Combinator and a $7.8M Series A Round

David Ongchoco | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

JJ Fliegelman was a senior at the University of Pennsylvania when he wrote his first-line of code in PennApps. Fast-forward four years later and JJ is the CTO of WayUp, a platform that connects college students with part-time, summer and entry-level job and internship opportunities.

Life and Lessons From a 17-Year-Old VC

Alex Sahai | Posted 09.22.2016 | Teen
Alex Sahai

The most important thing I've learned from working in venture capital is that people are everything. Regardless of what internship, job, or occupation you're in, it's important to stay connected to those who interest you and who have an interest in you.

This Black Woman Is Turning The White Investing World On Its Head

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business

Try to picture a prototypical tech investor. If you’re in the tech world already or if you watch “Silicon Valley” or read the business pages, yo...

Confessions of Venture Capitalists: How to Milk a Unicorn

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Those who wonder what the hell is going on with the accelerating number of startups getting billion-dollar valuations and above, please raise MY hand.

Connected World, Connected Opportunities Ahead

Steve Harmon | Posted 09.11.2016 | Business
Steve Harmon

In 1995 I was a young Jedi working at a media research firm and was tasked with forecasting the future of the then-hatchling Internet. In those days closed online services such as AOL and Compuserve ruled. Nobody wanted to risk venturing out into the wild wild web.

Pioneering a Startup in the Midwest

Bobby George | Posted 09.08.2016 | Technology
Bobby George

When faced with an opportunity to grow our educational app company, Montessorium, in the heart of Silicon Valley, or try to keep it in our hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, we were confronted with a rather arduous choice.

Building Startup Incubators That Deliver Impact

Karim Samra | Posted 09.04.2016 | Impact
Karim Samra

Designing and running a business incubator is no easy task. Yet, startups from Singapore to Nigeria to Boston are being actively recruited with promis...

Cheap Oil vs Clean Energy: A Strong Environmental Trade-Off

Thanos Niforos | Posted 09.02.2016 | Green
Thanos Niforos

The combination of robust world crude oil supply growth and weak global demand has contributed to rising global inventories and falling crude oil prices. The obvious winners of a lower oil price are oil importers and energy intensive sectors but a speculation that cheaper fossil fuels would mean a serious setback for renewables has been rife.

Royalty Capital: A New Solution to an Old Problem

Raja Bobbili | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Raja Bobbili

Entrepreneurs looking for capital to fund their businesses issue equity or raise debt. In a number of cases, neither is satisfactory. In some cases, royalty capital is a better option to both investors and entrepreneurs.

INDEX: Award -- Show Me the Money

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.27.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Announcement of the INDEX: Award is much more than a loud rally for promoting high-impact and beautifully formed design solutions.

Why Manufacturing Companies Must Embrace Disruptive Change to Survive

Zvonimir Mršić | Posted 08.27.2016 | Business
Zvonimir Mršić

As always, change is difficult but sometimes necessary. When it comes to the manufacturing sector and other traditional industries, embracing disruptive changes through new partnerships with start-ups may be the most exciting development in decades.

The Godfather of Public Computer Science Education

David Cahn | Posted 08.25.2016 | College
David Cahn

Meet Mike Zamansky, Don of the most successful computer science program in America, "The godfather of computer science education" according to iconic venture capitalist Fred Wilson.

Crowdsourcing Dystopia

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 08.26.2016 | Technology
Lorelei Kelly

On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different levels from different places, but everyone involved belongs to a unified cause. Once in, you're a team of heroic proportions, larger than life.

Rock Health's Halle Tecco: The Many Challenges Healthcare Tech Startups Face

John Rampton | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
John Rampton

The speed of growth in digital health is faster than growth in traditional healthcare and software in general. As a result, investors have turned their attention to the industry. But, the industry faces serious obstacles as a longstanding industry adjusts to the changes technology will bring.