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How Entrepreneurs Can Raise Capital With Ease

Lili Balfour | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

The future looks bright for early-stage companies seeking capital as we prepare to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the JOBS Act - Title I.

The Devil Made Miuccia Prada a Multi-Billionaire

Lili Balfour | Posted 09.12.2014 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

We all know the old adage, "The love of money is the root of all evil." I joke. Of, course. I don't believe we need to be "evil" to build wealth. However, I do believe we need to be focused on wealth creation to create wealth.

Alibaba and the IPO Treasure

David Sable | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
David Sable

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, is in fact the living incarnation of the original fictitious character.

Are You Ready for the Naked Truth? Lessons from an IPO Offering

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Going for an IPO isn't easy. It requires difficult, honest conversations and responding to tough questions. But nothing worthwhile is easy, right?

True Tales From the Front: IPO

Kira Makagon | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business
Kira Makagon

Founders interested in taking their company public should try to do everything right from the beginning of their startup launch so that the company is ready when the time comes.

Respect Is an Action Verb

Valerie Alexander | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

As long as I behave the way I know I need to, I'll never lose the most important respect of all -- respect for myself. And self-respect is the core requirement for a happy life.

When Taking the Company Public Is Personal... Think Twice

Marcy Syms | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Marcy Syms

Many private business owners when looking at an improving economy and buying into the hype of initial public offerings get seduced into taking their companies public without being fully aware of what they're getting themselves into.

Will the JOBS Act Create More Jobs, or Just More Risk?

Jason Earle | Posted 07.23.2014 | Small Business
Jason Earle

The contrast between the unemployment numbers and the workforce participation stats seem to lead us in two different directions.

Health Wins as Candy's Crushed: A Tale of Two IPOs

Josh Stevens | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Josh Stevens

We have just begun to scratch the surface of healthcare innovation, solving real problems that can benefit investors and consumers alike.

Can Technology Save Itself From Itself?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

I see technology as I would a developing person who is transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. Much like a person's early life, these first 20 years have been filled with rapid development, exuberance, awkwardness, impulsivity, excess, impatience, a lack of wisdom and perspective, and missteps.

Why Candy Crush Has Soured

Reuters | Nicola Leske | Posted 05.29.2014 | Technology

By Nicola Leske NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the weeks leading up to the IPO of King Digital Entertainment, the company's bankers scrambled ...

4 Steps to Prepare for an IPO

Lili Balfour | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

If you are building a company today, you may want to consider whether or not an IPO is right for your company. Here is a quick guideline to assist with your planning.

The One Thing That Separates Silicon Valley From Everywhere Else

Mark Cuban | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

Like Hollywood, today's nouveau entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are looking past the pitch right in front of them to the next source of capital who will pay a higher valuation.

Should You Raise Another Round for Your Company?

Rod Favaron | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Rod Favaron

Smart entrepreneurs focus on building a great business -- and not on how and when they will sell their companies or go public. However, it's critical to envision your exit goals early on, because they will inform your fundraising decisions.

Anatomy of an IPO

Lili Balfour | Posted 04.05.2014 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

If you plan to take your company public, make sure you understand the magnitude of revenue desired.

Seven Keys to Keeping the Startup Spirit Alive in a Growing Company

Dan McCormick | Posted 02.10.2014 | Technology
Dan McCormick

One of the most common questions I get asked when talking about the history of Shutterstock is: "Did everything change after the IPO?" And my answer is always the same: "Hmm... Nope!"

The New App a Secret Agent Would Love

Nir Eyal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Nir Eyal

A quick glance provided the context for the meeting, notes from previous encounters, and often times contained personal information.

You Don't Know @Jack: My Visit With Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey on the Occasion of Twitter's IPO

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

In this week's episode of Wizard, we got to get personal with the controversial Twitter co-founder and Square CEO about his journey from college dropout to billionaire tech titan.

Twitter's Problems Are Just Beginning

AP | By BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's stock took to its wings in its public debut, closing up more than 70 percent. The day flew by with nary a hitch and gave b...

Chrysler IPO Is Coming. Are You Buying?

David Kiley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
David Kiley

The question for Marchionne, and those possibly teed up to buy the shares of the storied automaker is this: Is Chrysler a "buy"?

How Much Are You Worth to Twitter?

Lili Balfour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

I had the pleasure of hearing Kevin Weil, VP of Product Revenue discuss Twitter's monetization strategy at Ad Age Digital. His presentation gave me insight into the question that everyone wants to know: How much am I worth to Twitter?

It's Not About Checking the Box, Dick -- It's Just Good Business!

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

It's not good enough for Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to only have one woman on his board. One is too often a token. On a board of seven -- it should be at least two. No one wants to be a token, not even women seeking to serve on boards.

Twitter's IPO Filing Is Made Public

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology

Hoping to transition quickly from private to publicly traded company, Twitter is giving the public its first look at the company's inner finances on T...

Why Didn't Twitter Stay Private Longer?

Quora | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Quora

The ideal circumstance for a company to go public is to have one's ducks all lined up, performance-wise and business-wise and be in position to grow strongly in the first several years after the IPO. For Twitter, that situation is certainly true now.

Silicon Valley Investors' Advice to Young Startups

Lili Balfour | Posted 11.26.2013 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

At Boxworks 2013, Box CFO Dylan Smith led a lively discussion with a panel of Silicon Valley investors, from newcomers The Social Capital Partnership ...