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3 Ways to Save America's Black Boys, Pt. 2 of 3

Mike Green | Posted 07.23.2012 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Waiting on government for a solution is like waiting on Superman; neither will rescue our Black boys. That's our job.

Why Facebook Is Killing Silicon Valley

Steve Blank | Posted 07.21.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

What's great for making tons of money may not be the same as what's great for innovation or for our country.

Death Watch: Billion-Dollar Startups

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.18.2012 | Business

So, the Facebook IPO did not exactly take off like a rocket. That's a blow to those, like us, who see a tech bubble forming around every corner. B...

Why Platform Apps like Pinterest, Socialcam and Viddy Will Help Facebook Grab More Ad Dollars

Rob Leathern | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business
Rob Leathern

This is fertile ground for Facebook advertisers, and should allow the creation of much more relevant and interesting ad campaigns -- and thus more ad dollars for Facebook, since there's currently no way for an app creator to generate revenue from the data they are contributing to the Open Graph.

Crowdfunding Secrets: Five Ways to Build an Amazing Campaign

Scott Steinberg | Posted 07.17.2012 | Small Business
Scott Steinberg

While no equity or ownership stake has previously changed hands in exchange for contributions, the recent passage of the JOBS Act may prove a game changer for entrepreneurs.

How to Engage a Venture Capitalist: Lessons From Our Dealflow

Andrew Tweed | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Andrew Tweed

The ways in which an entrepreneur might best connect with venture capitalists has been covered by a number of other VCs across the web, but we thought it might be helpful for entrepreneurs to put this question into context by providing actual operating data regarding deal flow for our firm.

Facebook's First Backers Feel The Love As IPO Approaches

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2012 | Small Business

(By Sarah McBride - Reuters) - For the handful of venture capitalists who backed Facebook (FB.O) in its early days, a huge financial payoff is not the...

Innovation in the Government Industry, Vol. 1: Seasteading

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 07.09.2012 | Small Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Innovation and progress requires experimentation -- trial and error. Unfortunately, for entrepreneurs with ideas for "startup countries," there's no way for them to experiment. It's not like the software industry where all you need is a laptop.

Teenage Whiz-Kid Raises $7 Million For Startup Payments Company

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | Small Business

(By Sarah McBride - Reuters) - Gumroad, a start-up payments company run by 19-year-old entrepreneur Sahil Lavingia, has raised $7 million in a funding...

'Impact Investing' And Social Enterprises: Knowing When To Scale

Thane Kreiner | Posted 06.28.2012 | Impact
Thane Kreiner

At the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, we focus on helping social entrepreneurs build ventures that scale. My colleague and mentor Jim Ko...

Can the Crowd Be More Patient

Fred Wilson | Posted 06.26.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

I can feel the crowdfunding movement coming. And I think it will be impactful and helpful in many way. And I hope that its impact will be most felt in the sectors that have been starved for capital, not the sectors that are awash in capital.

Venture Capital Firm Giving Half of Profits To Charity

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business

(By Sarah McBride - Reuters) - In an effort to kickstart more charitable giving around Silicon Valley, the six general partners at venture firm Andree...

Did A Startup Bubble Just Pop?

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Small Business

Venture capital financing fell 21 percent in the first quarter of 2012 to its lowest level in nearly two years, according to a new report. That's ...

Why We Chose Silicon Alley Over the Valley

Emmanuel Schalit | Posted 06.18.2012 | Technology
Emmanuel Schalit

When our start-up, Dashlane, started working on building our product in Paris, we knew that our success or failure would be decided in the United Stat...

D.M. Levine

Private Equity Doing Just Fine, Thanks

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

The boom times are back, sort of, for private equity, but don't break out the champagne just yet. More companies backed by private equity went publ...

New Crowdfunding Law Helps Small Businesses Find Investors

AP | Joyce M. Rosenberg | Posted 04.12.2012 | Small Business

(AP - Joyce M. Rosenberg) Finding investors is probably the biggest challenge that business startups and small companies face. But small businesses ar...

Staying Independent

Fred Wilson | Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

Possibly the most interesting running conversation I've been having with entrepreneurs lately is how they can keep their companies independent without having to go public and turn their cap table into a casino.

D.M. Levine

In Instagram Buy, No 'Like' For Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

In Facebook's billion-dollar buy of photo-sharing app Instagram, Wall Street is nowhere to be found. Lawyers involved in the deal told The Huffingt...

Nate C. Hindman

Silicon Valley Now Has Its Own Airline

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.06.2012 | Small Business

When David Eyerly earned a partial scholarship to attend a California flight school, he asked his older brother Wade for some advice. Pilot jobs were ...

After JOBS Act, Steve Case Turns To Immigration

Reuters | Sarah McBride | Posted 04.05.2012 | Small Business

* Immigration key to creating U.S. jobs, Case believes * Action by Congress this year is possible -Case * Case rules out run for political offic...

The Importance of JOBS

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Jeff Jarvis

The JOBS act helps more people, entrepreneurs and investors, find more opportunity. That, more than bailouts, is the wise role for government to play in the shift from an industrial to a digital economy.

Zach Carter

Obama's New JOBS Act Friends Leave Longtime Democratic Ally Furious

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will sign the JOBS Act into law Thursday, clinching a rare and hard-fought bipartisan victory for his presidency....

10 Rules to Buying -- and Growing -- Your Competition Now

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

Have you been thinking about buying your competitor? Here are 10 rules I've learned during my career that can save you a lot of heartache -- and money.

What Crisis? IPO Market Red Hot

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

The U.S. IPO market is in such a state of horrifying crisis that it just had what's arguably its best quarter in years. The total number of U.S. in...

JOBS Act: The Winners And Losers

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 05.26.2012 | Small Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

This pending law is a game-changer for the biggest risk-takers in American Capitalism: the entrepreneurs who are creating jobs by starting and growing companies and the investors who provide them with the financial resources to do so. I'm one of the winners of this bill -- but that doesn't mean I'm not attuned to the losers.