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Donald Trump Could Double The Wealth Of Private Equity Billionaires And Change Wall Street Forever

Donald Trump has vowed to kill one of Wall Street’s favorite tax loopholes. A closer look reveals his efforts could produce even more upside for private equity’s richest power players.<p>Trump’s talk of killing the private equity industry’s carried interest tax deduction has generated major headlines, …

Venture Capital

How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize

Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off.<p>Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Now, I live …

Banks should not underestimate Facebook Messenger

Christoffer O. Hernæs Contributor<p>Christoffer O. Hernæs is chief digital officer of Skandiabanken, Norway's first pure internet bank and leading challenger bank.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Is technology contributing to increased inequality?<br>• Cash is no longer king<p>Before you say that Facebook is no …

Hunt for IPO-worthy startups harder than it looks

<i>Each week, we seek expert advice to help a small or medium-sized business overcome a key issue.</i><p>In a country with more than one million small businesses – and where thousands of new ventures launch each year – finding solid companies to acquire and lead to a listing on a stock exchange should be as …

Fintech and new-age banking

<b>Bengaluru:</b> Financial technology start-ups, with their disruptive ways, are essentially creating a new market instead of eating into the profit pool …

What Birchbox’s VC Funding Problem Says About the Tech Bubble

<i>Rory O’Driscoll is a founding member and partner at Scale Venture Partners.</i><p>Anyone who has recently skimmed through headlines about the tech world …

An Australian Startup Creates The World's First AI-Powered Business Advisor

From face recognition to virtual personal assistants and robots, AI has seen huge advancements and unprecedented applications in the past few years – thanks to recent significant developments in algorithm-based deep learning.<p>But while it’s more common to accept that a machine could help you with a …

Artificial Intelligence

This Is How the Smartest Entrepreneurs Lead Teams

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

The rock-star dealmaker bringing China's hottest startups to the US talks deals, bubbles, and spotting the next great entrepreneur

<i>China is the single biggest story in investment banking right now.</i><p><i>From the highly-acquisitive Chinese companies driving the mergers-and-acquisitions market to the plethora of growing private startups that could shape the future of the initial public offering market —</i><i>every deal maker on Wall Street</i> …

The Australian FinTech Ecosystem’s Growth is Breathtaking

<i>Read the full story</i> <b>here</b><b>.</b><p>Continuing our world FinTech haul after looking at <b>London</b><b>,</b> <b>New York</b><b>,</b> <b>Hong Kong</b><b>,</b> <b>Singapore</b>and other international FinTech hubs, we …

How to go from $13,000 to almost $20 million in capital

Take it from someone who survived the Shark Tank: the journey of raising capital for a startup isn’t easy. If it was, every business would get off the ground without a hitch.<p>The truth is, even the best startups have to work hard to raise money. In fact, a 2014 CB Insights survey found that almost a …

Investment banks now offer a slew of killer perks, like “personal time” and “weekends”

There has been a lot of anxiety in the banking world about how to attract millennials (paywall). As a group, the youngest members of the workforce apparently value balance in their lives and meaning in their work, which investment banks traditionally haven’t been great at offering.<p>The panic may be …