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4 steps to reinventing yourself after a major failure

Hitting rock bottom — as energetic, smart and business-savvy entrepreneurial — types, this dreadful phrase is simply not in our vocabularies.<p>But it happens — even to the best of us who think we are completely prepared for this roller coaster ride in the pursuit of success.<p>And if you don't want to …

Relay Ventures has a fresh $150 million to invest

Relay Ventures, a 10-year-old, Toronto- and Menlo Park-based early-stage venture firm, has closed its third fund with $150 million in commitments. It had closed its previous fund with the same amount in 2012.<p>You might remember Relay was once known as ATP Capital and oversaw three other brands: JLA …

Venture Capital

13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Pitch Rejected Every Time

Investors are people too. A positive first impression can quickly turn negative if you innocently seem to violate business basics while profiling your new venture.<p>After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own …

Startups

2 Genius Ways To Use Social Proof To Boost Your Startups Credibility

By showing social proof for your company’s product or service, consumers are influenced to make more rapid decisions. The more forms of social proof …

5 Lessons From 7 Months in Startup Hell

Not every startup is founded on self-serving generalizations and unsubstantiated hype but lots are.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Once you go startup, you’ll never go back.” That’s what the founding CEO of a hot new startup told me. As we perused the booths …

Entrepreneurship