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Startups should read this checklist before they go “whale hunting” for big partners

A top-four tech company recently approached the CEO of one of our B2B portfolio companies with a tremendous offer. This company, with buy-in from its world-famous CEO, believes the startup’s core technology could help it catch up to a rival in an incredibly important space and wanted to discuss a …

Startups

The Ugly Unethical Underside of Silicon Valley

<b>By Erin Griffith</b><p>Illustration by Alconic for Fortune<p>December 28, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>As the list of startup scandals grows, it’s time to ask whether …

Stop Using WhatsApp If You Care About Your Privacy

Privacy has always been a key feature and popular selling point for the messaging app WhatsApp. Company co-founder Jan Koum grew up in the Soviet …

Every Boston Venture Firm, Listed

The reports on 1Q 2018 are in: 1,683 venture-backed companies raised $28.2 billion in funds last quarter, according to industry database Pitchbook. …

A star Silicon Valley investor who sold her startup for $200 million reveals the jarring tactic she had to use to make men pay attention to her pitches

Before Jess Lee became the first female investing partner at Sequoia Capital's Silicon Valley firm, she was a successful entrepreneur. Lee cofounded Polyvore, a fashion e-commerce company that was acquired by Yahoo for about $200 million.<p>But in Polyvore's early days, Lee struggled to raise money …

Venture Capital

General Catalyst just closed its biggest fund ever, as firms race to get bigger, fast

It happened in 2016, and it’s happening like clockwork again in 2018: Venture firms are closing new funds with more money than they ever have before, just two years after closing their most recent funds with more money than they’d ever raised before.<p>Last week you may have caught wind that Khosla …

“Time to keep going” says Harrison Metal, closing on a new, $68 million fund

Harrison Metal, a 10-year-old, San Francisco-based seed-stage venture fund, has closed its fifth vehicle with $68 million, founder Michael Dearing tweeted out a bit ago.<p>“Ten years ago this month, I started this business,” he wrote. ” I was excited-nervous as could be. Worried I didn’t belong in the …

Venture Capital

Initial Coin Offerings and the New Age of Startup Fundraising

Innovations in blockchain are creating new versions of familiar models for raising funds.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The term ICO (Initial Coin Offering) is everywhere these days. It’s nearly impossible to read anything about blockchain and cryptocurrencies and not …

Cryptocurrency

Battery Ventures Raises More Than $1 Billion for New Funds

Battery Ventures raised more than $1 billion for two new funds, underscoring the steady flow of money into the venture capital business.<p>Its main …

The Surprising Way to Be More Effective at Storytelling

To engage leaders, colleagues, and clients, use this simple technique<p>By now, most of us are familiar with "the irresistible power of storytelling as a business tool" (as <i>Harvard Business Review</i> describes it) to get people's attention, involve them emotionally and help them remember the content …

An early stage startup investor made its term sheet public to increase transparency in tech investment

Early stage startup investor Forward Partners has published its pre-seed term sheet, giving entrepreneurs a detailed look at what they can expect from a funding deal.<p>You can see the term sheet below.<p>A term sheet is a non-binding agreement between a startup founder and their investor, and covers …

Venture Capital

What Mark Zuckerberg didn’t tell Congress: You’re risking more than your data on Facebook

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about the social media giant’s recent privacy violations. On day two of answering …

Social Media

How I Increased My LinkedIn Views By 10x Almost Immediately

And the numbers keep climbing<p>For almost as long as I've been writing on the internet, I've been sharing my posts on LinkedIn. To be honest, I did so because it was easy. I just clicked on the little button above and that was that. I never expected many people to see what I wrote, because each …

Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations Into Great Ones

The best CEO presenters follow one rule that made Steve Jobs a master showman.<p>Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully …

Want to Strike North Korea? It’s Not Going to Go the Way You Think.

Trust me: I was a nuclear strategist for the Pentagon.<p>For the bulk of my professional career, I’ve been studying maybe the most difficult and dangerous question in American foreign policy: how to handle a North Korea armed with nuclear weapons. During five of those years, my job at the Department …

North Korea

The No. 1 job in America if you want high pay and work-life balance is …

Looking for high salaries, a promising future, low stress and a lot of work-life balance? Here are the jobs that deliver<p>Work can work for your …

Work-life Balance

Privacy App Telegram Plans Mass Crypto Sale

A popular chat app, Telegram, is the latest established company looking to cash in on the cryptocurrency craze by selling digital tokens in a …

Cryptocurrency

The Top 7 Biggest Crowdfunding Sites by Money Raised

The Top 7 Biggest Equity Crowdfunding Sites<p>How Much Money Have the Top Crowdfunding Platforms Raised?<p>Updated July 08, 2017<p>The top 10 equity …

$199 Lease Deals for October 2017 | Flipbook

The Senate's tax bill encourages companies to bring their cash back to the US — here's which ones have the most overseas

American companies are hoarding cash like crazy — but a huge chunk of that change isn't held in the US.<p>Under the new tax bill that Senate Republicans passed in the early hours of Saturday morning , companies would be given the chance to bring home cash stored overseas at a one-time discounted …

General Electric

As the LA venture market booms, Upfront closes its sixth fund with $400 million

Los Angeles is the third-largest market for venture capital investment in the United States, with $4.2 billion invested in the last year alone, and it’s perhaps the market where capital commitments are increasing at the fastest pace.<p>With the public offering of Snap, and the billion-dollar exits for …

Venture Capital

Target and Cartwheel apps to merge starting this summer, mobile payments and improved maps to follow

Target’s mobile app strategy will undergo a significant change, starting this summer. The retailer announced this week it will soon combine the functionality of its Cartwheel savings app with its main shopping app, in preparation for an eventual Cartwheel shutdown. The Target app will also receive …

Apps

Time-tracking startup Timeular raises $1.1M to help you work smarter

Timeular, the Austrian startup behind the neat Zei time-tracking device that we wrote about last year, has raised €1 million ($1.1 million) in funding to develop new productivity coaching tools to help you work smarter.<p>The company is best known for the Zei, its eight-sided device that is …

Startups

Meet Binky, the anti-social media simulator

Something happened to social media recently. I don’t know exactly when things changed, but almost overnight, randomly scrolling through feeds became a lot less enjoyable. Flame-wars, bad news, fake news, worse news and anxiety-fueling comment sections meant that social media is no longer the …

Social Media

Wavebox is the most powerful Mac email client I’ve ever used

With Google Apps, Trello, and Slack built in<p>The perfect email app is a bit of a unicorn. Countless companies and startups have tried, and many have failed, to perfect the inbox experience and make peace with email and its soul-crushing inevitability in our modern digital lives. The goal is to make …

This Wall Street veteran has raised $107 million to build the 'app store' of financial services

The company was founded in 2014 by Wall Street veteran David Rutter to try and bring the technology behind bitcoin — blockchain, a.k.a. distributed ledger technology — to high finance.<p>It initially formed a consortium of the world's leading banks and 40 of them, including Bank of America Merrill …

App Store

How Tim Draper Identifies the Next Big Thing – Bloomberg

How Tim Draper Identifies the Next Big Thing<p>How Tim Draper Identifies the Next Big Thing<p>How Tim Draper Identifies the Next Big …

Donald Trump

Billionaire VC Draper Shifts Attention From China to Indonesia

Billionaire investor Tim Draper sees opportunities in Indonesia, especially with bitcoin and blockchain technology, as entrepreneurs take advantage …

Yeay, a Gen Z video network for selling things, raises $4.9M

Video is the name of the game in social media these days, as Facebook and Instagram continue to ramp up features to grab users from Snapchat, and Twitter moves into 24-hour news broadcasting partnerships to push more engagement. Now a startup from Berlin, Germany hopes a focus on video will help it …

5 Mistakes Millennial Entrepreneurs Make With Money

I've seen too many startups die because the founders blew the money. Here's how your startup can avoid becoming the next victim.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building a new company isn’t easy. Only a fraction of the startups founded each year survive for five years, …

Entrepreneurship