Anisha Patnaik

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Thoughts on Tokens

Tokens are early today, but will transform technology tomorrow.<p>In 2014, we wrote that “Bitcoin is more than money, and more than a protocol. It’s a …

Cryptocurrency

How 2 roommates got shot down by hundreds of startup investors and racked up credit-card debt — but built a newsletter empire anyway

Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg cofounded theSkimm, an email newsletter sent to 5 million subscribers every day at 6 a.m.<p>TheSkimm picks the most important new stories of the day and tells readers what they need to know in a conversational tone that's full of millennial lingo. Loyal subscribers …

Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise

Quora just became the unicorn of subjective human knowledge. After eight years carefully cultivating an intelligent question and answer community, it’s just raised an $85 million Series D round co-led by Collaborative Fund and Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund. Quora tells me it’s “roughly doubled its …

Quora

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20 Life-Changing Books You Must Add to Your List for 2017

Every book on this list has the power to change your life.<p>The magical thing about books is that they have the power to change your life. It's a big reason why reading is an activity shared by the most successful people on earth.<p>The right book at the right time is priceless. With the investment of a …

Self-improvement

Books to Get You Writing

Is 2017 finally going to be the year when you start that novel, finish your memoir, or journal with more regularity? When I started writing …

This is why 2017 is going to be a hell of a tough year for seed startups

In 2006, the average early-stage seed round for a startup was just under $600,000. A decade later, this has peaked at $2.2 million. In the era of mega-rounds, mega-valuations, over-funding, and mega-burn it is becoming increasingly common for startups to raise not one, but multiple seed rounds. …

3 Ways How I Get My Followers To Meaningfully Engage With Me

It’s been a very interesting first few days of the calendar year for us at Chop Dawg, to state the least. As many who follow us on social may know, …

11 Ways Master Entrepreneurs Make Unhappy Customers Happy

You can’t please everyone, but when it comes to your customers, you better damn well try. How do top entrepreneurs handle unhappy customers? We asked …

Entrepreneurship

Startup Closures, Tightening Investments: Where Is Your Idea Headed?

Did these startups have backing from the most successful and high-profile VCs? Yes.<p>Did these startups have less than enough funds to indulge in …

Startups

Hillary Clinton and the Populist Revolt

The Democrats lost the white working class. The Republicans exploited it. Can Clinton win it back?<p>The basement of a hotel on Capitol Hill. A meeting room with beige walls and headachy light, cavernous enough to accommodate three hundred occupants but empty, except for Hillary Clinton. She sat at a …

Society

Impact investing in India is a grey, grey area. Here’s why.

Photo credit: Trocaire.Recently, Bangalore-based Dunzo, a daily task-management app, raised funds from Aspada, Blume Ventures, and other prominent …