- Dec 12 20164 minutes
Patience You Must Have, My Young Investors
The guy behind Yo got Alibaba to bankroll his smart-glasses software | “For me, controversy is good”
- Dec 19 20163 minutes
A Startup That Dare Not Speak Its Name
That’s Personal has a problem: Its adult products seem too racy | “Will this category do well? Sure! Is it investable? Difficult to say”
- Jan 1 20174 minutes
Why Jeff Lawson Took Twilio Public
After a wildly successful IPO for the communications platform that powers the likes of Uber and Airbnb, its founder reflects on the journey thus far
- Nov 7 20166 minutes
All the News That’s Fit to Click
How two roommates made the Skimm a must-read for millennials
- Nov 1 20168 minutes
The New Face Of Funding
Female CEOs get a dismal 2.7 percent of all venture capital, the fuel for building fast-growth companies. Now armies of women are ditching Sand Hill Road and creating their own funding universe
- Feb 1 20142 minutes
Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now
The venture capital money came pouring in for Burner, a mobile app that doles out disposable phone numbers for calling and texting.
- Nov 28 20162 minutes
How Rational Are Rational Expectations?
The World Bank’s chief economist questions a macroeconomic pillar | “Assume A, assume B … blah blah blah … and so … P is true”
- Dec 5 20165 minutes
Stalking The Next Zuckerberg
The people behind Peter Thiel’s 1517 Fund connect young startup types with peers and cash | “They are an intimate part of my experience with Silicon Valley”
- Nov 1 201610 minutes
Bras, tampons, and condoms are multibillion-dollar businesses that haven’t changed in decades. Inside the rehab of the panty drawer
- Dec 15 20162 minutes
New-Tech’s Profit Black Hole
Judging by the last half-decade’s worth of tech IPOs, you might think a company has to forgo profits for years and years in order to grow. Don’t buy it.
- Aug 1 20166 minutes
The online lender wants to change your definition of banking—even as it takes advantage of Wall Street–style practices.
- Jan 16 20173 minutes
When A Startup Means A Fresh Start
A nonprofit gets tech industry experts to mentor convicts | “I’m here because I want to make a change”
- May 1 20161 minute
How This Man Raised $31 Million in VC Funding in 4 Years
Greg Marsh unlocked the secret: Start with old-fashioned networking, then grow your own network.
- Sep 1 20152 minutes
Inside the Smart Game of Late Fundraising Rounds
Late-stage capital is more common now. Here are 3 reasons why.
- Jul 1 20155 minutes
Anatomy Of A VC Deal: How One Seattle Startup Raised $12.5 Million
We'll take you through the entire process, from pitch decks to cut checks.
- Nov 1 20162 minutes
Look Before You Leap
Thinking of ditching the suit and tie for the startup life? Here’s how to do it right.
- Dec 14 20165 minutes
Why Trump And The Tech Industry Are On A Collision Course
The president-elect and Silicon Valley leaders are foils, with contrasting values, interests, and visions for the future.
- Jul 1 20152 minutes
How a Developer Boot Camp Marched Its Way to Millions
A hands-on continuing education model for software engineers takes off.
- Aug 1 20142 minutes
MBAs For Hire, By The Hour
A startup raises nearly $5 million to match companies with the well-educated consultants they need.
- Nov 1 20162 minutes
Come on and Shine
Consumer packaged-goods startups are styling themselves like tech companies to fuel growth. They don’t need to.
- Mar 1 20142 minutes
The Voice of Millennials
Investors bet big on PolicyMic's social sharing strategy
- Dec 1 20152 minutes
Why This New Form of Funding Has the Music Industry Amped Up
The music industry tests a new way to fund growth.
- Jan 1 20136 minutes
How Your Failures Can Help You Succeed
Failure is inevitable, but is there a right way to go wrong? An open mindset and a willingness to learn from mistakes can be all that stand between glorious comeback and utter collapse.
- Mar 1 20131 minute
Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital
The founders of Clif Bar set out to fund more altruistic success stories with their venture capital firm White Road investments.
- Sep 1 20132 minutes
Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier for Startups to Stand Out
SeedInvest aims to make it easier for startups to stand out from the crowd and give accredited investors the highest caliber of companies from which to choose.
- May 1 20156 minutes
Meet Y Combinator's Bold Whiz Kid Boss
Sam Altman is redefining the venture capital firm's identity and making bold moves. After one year on the job, has his strategy paid off?
- Jun 1 20151 minute
3 Things VCs Are Looking For
Pitching to a venture capitalist? Be ready to answer questions about these three topics.
- Sep 26 201616 minutes
HOW A VEGAN-MAYO MAKER CONVINCED SILICON VALLEY HE WAS RUNNING A WORLD-CHANGING TECH COMPANY
- Oct 24 20164 minutes
The Slow-Motion Bust
This wasn’t the year the tech bubble popped, as a lot of people predicted. But the industry’s stratification into a few sure bets and everybody else isn’t helping guide us out of the iPhone era into whatever’s next
- Jan 1 20147 minutes
The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs are a diverse bunch. The best ones, however, share a collection of characteristics -- from tenacity to the ability to tolerate risk -- that are crucial to any successful venture.