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The Ugly Unethical Underside Of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley’s startup scene celebrates iconoclasts and romanticizes rule breakers. But as scandals pile up, it’s time to ask whether tech entrepreneurs are taking “fake it till you make it” too far.
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Soft Landings In Mattresses
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- 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?
- Jan 1 20172 minutes
Tying Vcs To Shareholders
Too often, public shareholders are left holding the bag for money-losing startups. A solution? Link founder and VC windfalls to the company’s profits.
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Citigroup Does ‘Fintech’
AN EXPLOSION OF NEW FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS IS THREATENING TO USURP THE MULTITRILLION-DOLLAR BANKING INDUSTRY. HERE, AN INSIDE LOOK AT HOW ONE GLOBAL PLAYER IS TRYING TO “FINTEGRATE” FAST ENOUGH TO STAY AHEAD OF THE REVOLUTION.
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In Trump Tech (Must) Trust
President Trump may be good for Silicon Valley. Cue the cringe.
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3 Things VCs Are Looking For
Pitching to a venture capitalist? Be ready to answer questions about these three topics.
- Jan 23 201711 minutes
Red State Venture Capital
INSTEAD OF REVIVING OLD JOBS, AS TRUMP PROMISED, KID FINANCIER ROSS BAIRD IS TRYING TO SAVE RURAL AMERICA BY CREATING NEW JOBS, ONE ASIAN-CARP-FILETING FACTORY AT A TIME
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10 Deadly Startup Mistakes to Avoid
The more you know of them, the less you'll make them.
- 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
- Oct 1 20145 minutes
5 Things You Must Do to Successfully Launch a Business
The effort required to launch a new venture can seem daunting. Of course, specifics vary based on the type of business you're establishing; manufacturers face unique challenges, as do retailers and consulting firms. But once you have your concept and
- Dec 1 20153 minutes
Is the U.S. Still Hungry for Meal Delivery Services?
Meal kits have taken off in a big way. But are there too many cooks in the kitchen?
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How I Handle My Bonus Responsibly
The founder of one venture-backed startup shares how she spends her bonus.
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HOW A VEGAN-MAYO MAKER CONVINCED SILICON VALLEY HE WAS RUNNING A WORLD-CHANGING TECH COMPANY
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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 20156 minutes
How Your Small Business Can Play in the Big Leagues
Corporate venture capital funds are looking to invest in innovative startups. Here's how to cash in on the substantial resources of major companies.
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How Dwolla Disrupted the Digital Payment Industry
About 250,000 people use Dwolla, a payment network that charges just 25 cents for transactions of $10 or more. Dwolla's transactions on pace to total $1 billion in 2013.
- Jun 1 20153 minutes
This Entrepreneur Is Proving That a Zero-Interest Loan Platform Can Work
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- Nov 1 20132 minutes
Bringing Silicon Valley's Accelerator Model to the Media Sector
Q&A with Corey Ford, the managing partner of an accelerator that urges startups to rethink journalism.
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What VCs Want In 2016
From cybersecurity to robotics: 2016 investment predictions from top VCs
- 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.
- Jan 25 20174 minutes
Everybody's In A Bubble, And That's A Problem
In politics as well as business, people are shaped by who they see—and who they don't.
- Oct 17 20164 minutes
Europe’s Startup Factory Sputters
Rocket opens me-too companies fast. Profits take longer | “The day and age of copying seems over”
- 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 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.
- Nov 1 20162 minutes
Look Before You Leap
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- 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