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How pro rata works in venture capital deals

To the uninitiated, startup fundraising can be confusing. And even some of the resources designed to be approachable for the newcomer often raise …

Young, female and determined: how millennial social entrepreneurs are changing the world

From saving the orangutans to support for mothers, millennial women are more likely to start social enterprises – and stick with them<p>Pitching for funding can be an intimidating business, especially when you are a young woman at a testosterone-fuelled event for startups and your idea is a social …

3 Strategies for Raising Money as a Female Founder

<i>This piece originally appeared on Brunchwork.com.</i><p>Only 7 percent of venture capital funding goes to female founders. That is why Anu Duggal started …

Uber and Snapchat Are Making Bill Gurley's Unicorn Fears Come True

Don’t say Bill Gurley didn’t warn you.<p>The Benchmark venture capitalist lamented in a blog post in April that the high numbers of “unicorns”—private …

Following Ban, Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes Becomes the Ultimate Cautionary Tale for Silicon Valley

The CEO's fall from grace has taken her from tech golden child to the perfect example of what not to do.<p><i>Note: Updated July 8, 2016, to include a statement from Theranos.</i><p>Not long ago, Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of blood-testing startup Theranos, was the poster child for Silicon Valley success. Now, …

After the Theranos Mess, Can We Finally Quit Idolizing Entrepreneurs?

IDOLIZE <i>verb</i> : to worship as a god; to love or admire to excess<p>We have a tendency to idolize our heroes. That’s nothing new. Whether it’s in politics, …

Success Comes From Solving Real Problems, Not Chasing Unicorn Fantasies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship has always been one of the great American dreams. For many people it’s about taking an idea and molding it into a business that sets you up for life. This, of course, isn’t in the cards for the vast majority of people who …

Entrepreneurship

The why of the “social ventures incubator program?”

The City of Adelaide has shown incredible foresight and leadership last year when it tendered for a social enterprise incubator in Adelaide. You may …

How Uber cleverly controls its stock so it won't have to go public anytime soon — unlike Facebook, Twitter, and Google

And as of this moment, the company says it has no plan to go public, despite generating more than $10 billion in gross annual revenue.<p>The last time we saw a private company scale to a $60+ billion valuation was Facebook in 2011.<p>In March 2011, 14 months before Facebook went public, it was valued at …

Employment

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The Highest-Paid CEOs Are The Worst Performers, New Study Says

Across the board, the more CEOs get paid, the worse their companies do over the next three years, according to extensive new research. This is true whether they’re CEOs at the highest end of the pay spectrum or the lowest. “The more CEOs are paid, the worse the firm does over the next three years, …

This start-up that wants to kill email is about to be worth €3.5 billion

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Venture Capital

Reinventing Management, Part 1: What Color Is Your Organization?

<i>by Rod Collins, Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors</i><p>Thanks to the Internet, there's a new worldview, and it is revolutionizing the way we build organizations. According to Frederic Laloux, the author of <i>Reinventing Organizations: A Guide for Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage</i> …

Innovation

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

Time Management

How Crowdfunding Has Changed Real Estate Investing

Though in it's relative infancy, real estate crowdfunding was poised to reach over $2.5 billion in 2015 to fund a wide range of property developments.<p>Though in it's relative infancy, real estate crowdfunding was poised to reach over $2.5 billion in 2015 to fund a wide range of property …

Mining companies are paying $1.1 billion to repair Brazil's worst environmental catastrophe

BHP on Thursday announced that it has reached an agreement with Brazilian authorities over the Samarco dam collapse, which happened last November.<p>The disaster saw a dam collapse and release 60 million cubic metres of mud downstream into the water systems of hundreds of towns and cities. Brazil's …

Mining

This Wall Can Heat And Cool A Building Without Electricity

Indoor heating and cooling accounts for half of Egypt’s energy consumption. And they’re not alone. In 2011, the provision of hot water, space heating and cooling were estimated to account for roughly half of global energy consumption in buildings, and they produce a large fraction of greenhouse gas …

Green Living

Why Shares of Lumber Liquidators Are Crashing Again

Lumber Liquidators Holdings (ll) reported a bigger-than-expected drop in sales for the third straight quarter as it struggles to revive demand …

The One Thing You Should Never Discuss During a Pitch Meeting

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Chinese interest in Chicago Stock Exchange rings alarm bells in Congress

Members of Congress from both parties are raising objections to a Chinese company's plans to buy the Chicago Stock Exchange.<p>In a letter signed by 45 members of Congress sent to the U.S. Treasury Department, lawmakers called for a "full and rigorous investigation" into the proposed sale. They said …

Venezuela taking tiny steps toward fixing economy

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has announced long-awaited economic reforms, but analysts say they'll barely have any …

Venezuela

Jana Raises $57 Million to Bring Internet to Developing World

Jana is a Boston-based mobile Internet company that just raised $57 million in new venture capital funding led by Verizon Ventures (VZ). However the …

A 32-year-old CEO who sold her startup for more than $250 million reveals her one piece of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

And her advice to other young entrepreneurs is simple: "Get mentors."<p>Von Tobel, who remains CEO of LearnVest, the financial-planning company she sold last year for more than $250 million, told Business Insider how she found her own mentors — and how she knew they were keepers.<p>"How I started that …

Startups

Actress Turned Entrepreneur Sarah Michelle Gellar Shares Her Recipe For Startup Success

“Baking is a billion-dollar industry that has not been modernized,” says Sarah Michelle Gellar, cofounder of subscription-based baking kit startup Foodstirs.<p>Last September, Gellar joined friend and PR specialist Galit Laibow and former Martha Stewart exec Gia Russo to launch their culinary …

Making Sense of the Many Kinds of Impact Investing

Everyone agrees that impact investing is on the rise. According to the Global Impact Investing Network, the market for impact capital, currently sized at $60 billion, could grow over the next decade to $2 trillion, or 1% of global invested assets. But despite this growing interest, impact investing …

What You Never Thought They would Teach You at the Harvard Business School.

<b>Part 2: Authenticity, Teams, and Defining Success.</b><p>On a daily basis I’m fortunate, and privileged, to meet and discuss topics with a variety of …

5 Bad Reasons to Start a For-Profit Social Enterprise

Should a new social good organization choose a for-profit model or a nonprofit one? This is a question we face each year at my organization, Echoing Green, when we evaluate thousands of business plans from social entrepreneurs seeking start-up capital and support. This year, nearly 50% of those …

The Rise Of Social Entrepreneurship Suggests A Possible Future For Global Capitalism

<i>Editor’s Note: Richard McGill Murphy is the managing editor of Voices on Society, a print and online publication from McKinsey & Company. Denielle Sachs is director of social impact for McKinsey & Company.</i><p>As the first Internet stock bubble neared its popping point in 1999, IBM chief executive Lou …

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