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The party's over in startup land

It already raised $162 million in prior venture financing and debt. We don't know how much of it is left and how much it burned through. But it's time to go back to the trough - under punishing conditions.<p>Perhaps it's the sound of hot air hissing out of the startup funding bubble where …

Venture Capital

How to get rich in tech, guaranteed

<i>Startup L. Jackson is an anonymous blogger who writes about startups and Silicon Valley. This post originally appeared on his blog and is republished here with permission.</i><p>This week's NYT article on how employees sometimes lose out is a great read. Employees who like that might also like [Homebrew …

Employment

6 factors that will shape the global economy in 2016

2016 will be a challenging and difficult year for the global economy.<p>Global growth is picking up somewhat after a number of weak years. A global GDP growth rate of 3.5%, the latest IMF forecast, is lower than the 4.5% average that preceded the decade before the great recession, but it is better …

Economy

The Four Trends That Will Change The Way We Work By 2021

Hint: The rise of the gig economy is only the start of what’s coming.<p>In some ways, 2015 was the year of the gig economy, with the scale and diversity of the freelance workforce not just expanding, but attracting more mainstream notice as well. By our own recent estimates here at Upwork, some 54 …

Before you build an innovation lab, answer these 6 questions

Today, large companies are creating innovation outposts in innovation clusters like Silicon Valley in order to tap into the clusters’ innovation ecosystems.<p>These corporate innovation outposts monitor Silicon Valley for new innovative technologies and/or companies (as emerging threats or potential …

Innovation

10 tips from a Silicon Valley bootcamp that aims to make smart, successful people more productive

It's almost like rationality boot camp.<p>Here are some of the best tips I gathered from attending one:<p>Agents use higher brain functions to control their actions and shape their emotional urges.<p>Insects just follow genetically determined programs, never seeking a better way or a more worthy goal.<p>Check …

Psychology

Here's My Exact Strategy for Turning $15,000 Into $200,000 Every Month

Here are the 6 steps I used to transform my business, including my exact numbers and specific hacks.<p><b>This is a guest post from Russ Ruffino, founder of Clients on Demand. To sign up for the latest webinar on how to implement the problem-first approach in your business, view his free webinar.</b><p>Let me …

Marketing

Why edtech is getting so little love from VCs in India

“India is the only country in the world which is trying to become a global economic power with an uneducated and unhealthy labor force,” says Amartya …

One Month launches 30-day startup bootcamp course and competition

Educational startup One Month promises to help build coherency and knowledge in certain areas of programming and business in just 30 days’ time. Now, the company is expanding on that idea by helping aspiring entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground in just four weeks.<p>The company’s new bootcamp, …

Boot Camp

The Predictive Enterprise: Five Trends Shaping the Future of Business

What if you could predict what products or services your customers wanted before they did? What if you knew how your competitors were thinking about the market? What if you could anticipate with accuracy the next game-changing business strategy that would give you a strategic advantage?<p>These …

How To Invest In Startups And Make Money

Investing in startups is trending, but the million dollar question is how to generate outsized returns? This is the big question that I get once I disclose that I lead CoFoundersLab, one of the largest networks of entrepreneurs.<p>How do you actually make real money?<p>If you had invested just $10,000 in …

Venture Capital

10 SEO Statistics Every Marketer Should Know About

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an ever-changing industry. What's hot and relevant one month might not be the next. Business owners and marketers …

Part 2: 10 Questions Every Start-Up CEO Must Ask Potential Investors

If your investor can answer these successfully, you may just be on the path to a successful first round of funding.<p>The second in a series of two posts for start-up CEOs<p>In our first article about potential investors in your business, we shared how to initiate an investor search. We focused on the …

Novo Nordisk

Top Tech Tools for the 5 Business Basics

Author, Business Etiquette Expert and Founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From smartphones to the Internet and beyond, computer technology has radically transformed how we live and work in the 21st century.<p>When I founded The …

Small Business

Check These 14 Boxes and You Have the Complete Pitch Deck

Entrepreneur, business advisor and online-marketing professional<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I see a lot of pitch decks in my work as an advisor to an IOT fund. Some are very good and some are truly horrible. For entrepreneurs, presenting a pitch deck to investors is …

Small Business

How an entrepreneur bounced back to disrupt real estate

Credit: Bryan Sereny (via Photopin)<p>Since moving from Brazil to Miami, French entrepreneur Olivier Grinda has been quietly growing Home61, a real estate tech startup that plans to expand across the US in the near future. These ambitions are backed with $1 million in funding from known European, …

Real Estate

14 Essential Resources for Budding Entrepreneurs

The American startup has become a kind of folk standard. Industrious young people of yesteryear working away in a garage, only to birth a …

10 Tips for Raising Your First Million

So you have a great idea, some early customers on your new app, and what you think is "product-market fit." Good for you! Now, your goal should be scale your company as fast as possible, acquire as many customers, own your category, exit, and buy a beach home.<p>Sounds simple right? It's not.<p>While …

Venture Capital

How to Write a Winning Pitch Deck — SitePoint

It’s tough enough to get a meeting with a VC. But once you’ve stolen their attention, how do you get their financial support?<p>VCs look for the …

Where should you set up shop? Data firms help business owners find the best spots

When Parry Sohi was starting to scout new locations for his tutoring company Scholars Education Centre three years ago, he had trouble finding the data he needed to make his decision.<p>"Here I am, opening up a location in 2012, with 2008 data. It's almost irrelevant," Mr. Sohi, director of franchise …

Is Canada finally developing a sustainable startup ecosystem?

Achievers founder Razor Suleman. (Portrait by Peter Power/Globe and Mail/CP)<p>Four years ago, Razor Suleman moved to Silicon Valley. The founder and …

Venture Capital

If you're a first-time founder without much experience and no one has ever heard of you, this Silicon Valley investor wants to meet

He still wants to see your pitch.<p>"I like anybody who comes out of nowhere. They probably have a chip on their shoulder, and they want to prove themselves and basically show to the world I'll go the extra mile and I'll prove to you I'm at least as good, if not better, than anybody else who has a …

Venture Capital

Raising Capital As A First Time Founder

A year ago, in mid September 2014, I walked out of a Starbucks in San Francisco with the very first check from an angel investor for Glassbreakers. …

10 Quality Online Courses To Make You Successful Entrepreneurs

As technology continues to evolve at a fast pace, it becomes clear that it affects the way things get done. As an Entrepreneur, it is important to …

Entrepreneurship

How To Be A VC Without Any Capital

One of the most frequent questions I get as a VC is how to become a VC. Newly minted MBAs and startup veterans alike want to get into the investing game in increasingly large numbers. Unfortunately, there are so few VC jobs available in any given year it makes the prospect unlikely for most.<p>If you …

A master list of free tools for lean startups

Any entrepreneur worth their salt will be excited at the thought of accessing free yet functional tools. Been there, done that, and having run from …

Startups (India)

Why Now Is the Time to Start a Tech Company In Canada

Over the past two days, Canadian entrepreneurs and American venture capitalists met at Venture North, a conference that aims to introduce U.S. VCs to …

Venture Capital