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Startup Insider: Featuring 500 Startups Partner Edith Yeung and Her Journey Into Venture Capital

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

500 Startups Mobile Collective Fund Managing Partner Edith Yeung is one of the up and coming female venture capitalists in the region. Startup Insider caught up with Edith at the Echelon Asia Summit.

Innovation Key to Climate Change Swerve

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Climate change economics have shifted practices in every industry, perhaps most notably in insurance, agriculture and the military. For the first time, most Americans are experiencing the kind of extreme weather that my classmate saw in subtropical Florida. Now, the ethics component is gaining widespread public acceptance too.

Funding Your Small Business: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Capitalists

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 08.03.2013 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

If you want to keep near-complete control of your business and can make the decisions necessary to keep a business afloat when it's tight, then it may be best to simply make do with what you have.

Challenging Silicon Valley's Innovation Hegemony

Rajeev Mantri | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Rajeev Mantri

The scientists and engineers who went to America might not all have founded technology companies, but through their work at private research labs, government research institutions, universities and startups, laid the foundations for America's technological prowess.

He's Not One Of Us, Venture Capitalists Say

Reuters | Sarah McBride and Greg Roumeliotis | Posted 09.19.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - When staffers at the National Venture Capital Association see a report that refers to U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney's investment...

What Comes Next: Finding Signals From The Startup Noise

Christina Cacioppo | Posted 02.04.2012 | Small Business
Christina Cacioppo

Over the past few months, I've seen over 160 companies come through eight different accelerator programs. It's a skewed group, but it captures the zeitgeist of a certain segment of the tech industry.

What Is A Lead Investor?

Fred Wilson | Posted 01.08.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

The term "lead investor" is often misunderstood. I have seen VCs negotiate to be called a co-lead or a lead in the term sheet. But you don't get given that designation. You earn it.

The Apple DeathStar: How The Rise Of Apple Has Created A Bull Market In Declining Companies

Paul Kedrosky | Posted 12.31.2011 | Small Business
Paul Kedrosky

Apple has created a kind of interplanetary weapon that has the capacity to quickly raze entire planets -- or at least entire companies. Startups constantly forget this. While it's nice to imagine creating whole new markets, most new markets form by shrinking old ones.

Six Ways to Build a Business: Go Big or Go Home and Do It

John Backus | Posted 12.13.2011 | Small Business
John Backus

Piggyback on a business that has created a platform upon which you can build your business.

Speed Can Kill

Roger Ehrenberg | Posted 11.27.2011 | Small Business
Roger Ehrenberg

Startup funding events are processes instead of panics and fire drills. In my experience, such frenzy is seldom necessary, but for some reason there appears to be an epidemic of "This deal is moving fast; if you want in you've got to hurry." Invariably, my response to such entreaties is: No.