Carter Williams

31 Flips | 1 Magazine | 8 Likes | 1 Follower | @CarterWilli2015 | Keep up with Carter Williams on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Carter Williams”

Where Does All That Biotech Venture Capital Go?

Venture capital investing in biotech has long been hard to disaggregate: how much goes to “early stage” vs “late stage”, how much goes to CNS vs …

Biotechnology

Elon Musk’s sleight of hand

Like many people, I’m a fan of Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and Chairman of Solar City. So much so that I’m nerdy enough to listen to the …

Cisco's John Chambers has some dire predictions

In one of his last appearances as Cisco (CSCO) CEO, John Chambers offered a stark view of the future for many businesses. He estimated that 40 …

Dire predictions about firm failure

John Chambers made a prediction that CBS News journalists find really noteworthy:<p>In one of his last appearances as Cisco (CSCO) CEO, John Chambers …

Corporate America Hasn’t Been Disrupted

Talk to anyone in Silicon Valley these days, and it’s hard to go more than two minutes without hearing about “disruption.” Uber is disrupting the …

A Fundamental Shift in the Economy, At Least for Entrepreneurs and Small Business

When politicians argue about small business growth, they argue about stuff like taxes and access to capital and, god help me, completely irreverent …

Small Business

Why some billionaires are bad for growth, and others aren’t

Over the past few decades, wealth has become more concentrated in the hands of a few global elite. Billionaires like Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim Helú and investing phenomenon Warren Buffett play an outsized role in the global economy.<p>But what does that mean …

Income Inequality

Is American Entrepreneurship Declining or Simply Changing?

It's a counter-intuitive question: <i>Where have all the entrepreneurs gone?</i> We're incessantly hearing about new startups these days—scrappy innovators …

This is not a typo: Only 3% of Americans are legally allowed to invest in start-ups

Of the richest venture capitalists, all are worth more than $1 billion, and all are men. The majority of these have invested in Groupon, LinkedIn, Skype, YouTube, Paypal, Facebook and others. Chances are, you are legally barred from joining their exclusive investors’ club.<p>More than 97% of Americans …

Investors Plan to Boost Alternatives Allocations

Investors plan to boost their positions in managed futures and global macro strategies, Altegris says.<p>Institutional and high-net-worth investors are …

Investing

How to Make Wealth

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>May 2004<p>If you wanted to get rich, how would you do it? I think your best bet would be to start …

Search

Business dynamism is the process by which firms continually are born, fail, expand, and contract, as some jobs are created, others are destroyed, and …

Silicon Valley’s Pay-It-Forward Culture Drives Innovation

My first blog post at Privy.net is up! Check it out here or just read below:<p>Recently, the highly regarded serial entrepreneur and Stanford lecturer, …

The 10 hottest startup ecosystems in the world

Since SparkLabs Global Ventures launched 20 months ago, we have made 50 investments across five continents. We have six partners, based in Silicon Valley, Seoul, Tel Aviv, Singapore, and London, which gives us a unique viewpoint on what is trending in terms of technology and innovation across the …

Venture Capital

Fine Grained

Anti-cancer vaccine uses patient’s own cancer cells to trigger immune responses

Cancerous melanoma cells, shown with their cell bodies (green) and nuclei (blue), are nestled in tiny hollow lumens (tubes) within the cryogel (red) …

Immunotherapy

Innovators from the financial world discuss future threats and opportunities

<i>This article was taken from the November 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

Unstable market could cut the flow of venture capital to start-ups

For investors in start-ups, the fear of getting burned might soon trump the fear of missing out.<p>Venture capitalists, mutual funds and wealthy individuals for several years have paid increasingly higher prices for shares of privately held technology companies, seduced by a 6-year-old stock market …

Venture Capital

Salesforce paid over $33 million to buy two tiny startups

When it really wants a company, we know that Salesforce will pay big for it.<p>But when it buys a tiny startup, it's unclear if it's fair, generous, or a bargain hunter.<p>A recent SEC filing indicates that Salesforce doesn't go for the jugular and pays reasonably well in those cases, too.<p>The company …

Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies

Over the past two weeks, I have listened to 146 startups pitch in rapid-fire succession at demo days for Y Combinator and 500 Startups.<p>Of those startups, probably five or six will emerge as the next Airbnb, Dropbox, or Reddit. The founders of the next billion-dollar startup have probably run …

Startups