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Lean Startup and Design Thinking: 5 Things I've learned From Eric Ries

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

There is a reason for which entrepreneurs call their companies "startups" and not "endups". The name basically designates a small enterprise that begins somewhere at the bottom of the unknown, from where it begins to climb up.

MG Siegler Spills the Beans

Lauren Rotman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Technology
Lauren Rotman

ParisLemon creator MG Siegler, writes notes on tech, media and everything in between. He is a columnist for TechCrunch as well as general partner at Google Ventures.

Why This Tech Millionaire Had To Throw A Raccoon Down A Staircase

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology

Most people don't think they will ever need to throw a raccoon down a set of stairs -- including Kevin Rose. But the founder of Digg and partner a...

Google Wants To Invest More Money In Other Companies

Reuters | Sarah McBride | Posted 01.08.2013 | Technology

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google will increase the cash it allocates to its venture-capital arm to up to $300 million ...

Matt Sledge

App Maker Backed By Justin Timberlake Spreads Joy Of Making Music

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.07.2012 | Technology

How does a music teacher looking for work find a student? Instead of of bulletin boards, Craigslist postings and word of mouth, startup company Miso M...

Venture Capitalist: If Tech CEOs Any Younger We'd 'Be Invested In Preschool'

Reuters | Sarah McBride | Posted 04.21.2012 | Business

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Josh Buckley, chief executive of an online gaming start-up, is looking forward to next month...

Nate C. Hindman

A Social Network That Connects Startups With Investors

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 11.20.2011 | Small Business

Venture capitalists may invest in innovation. But within the venture-capital industry itself, innovation is rare. There are signs, however, that t...

New Google-Backed Startup Claims Energy Breakthrough

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Could a power conversion module really cut energy waste by 90 percent? Google's betting on it. Transphorm, a southern California startup backed by...

Google Startup Lab Propels Budding Tech Firms

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A small team has toiled away since early October in a quiet corner of Google Inc's sprawling campus in Mountain View, CA on a project related to the discovery of human antibodies.

Google-Backed Startup Lets You Rent Your Car To Strangers

bloomberg.com | Ari Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- RelayRides, a startup backed by Google Inc.'s venture arm and August Capital, is opening up shop in San Francisco today, lettin...

Drop Out Of School. Find An Incubator. Act Crazy. The Rest Is All Commentary.

Seth Priebatsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Seth Priebatsch

Ten days before my 20th birthday, I received a check for $750,000. On my 21st, I received a check for $4 million. As for my 22nd birthday, well ... that's a long ways away. Who knows what'll happen?