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A Roadmap To The Pitch Deck I Used To Raise $14M In Venture Capital

Last year VCs invested over $58B in companies at various stages of growth. The average check size was about $12M. So, do the math, that’s approximately 4800 companies getting funded by investors making one to two new investments each year. You don’t need to read more cliches on it taking hard work …

Venture Capital

5 Basic Tips to Boost Your Social Media Marketing Skills, Without Paying a Penny!

It’s 2016, just SEO won’t do the trick. A decade back, there was literally zero competition for about any keyword you find. That’s the reason some of …

9 tricks to motivate yourself to reach your goals

Maybe your boss has set a due date for a project report or your personal trainer is shouting at you while you power through push-ups.<p>But sometimes motivation needs to come from within. Your boss won't always be hovering over you asking for status updates on your project report — you have to make …

Virginia Tech

What It Means When Law Firms And Startups Give Away Legal Documents

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Daniel Doktori is an associate in the New York startup practice at WilmerHale, a law firm, and the co-founder of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project.</i><p>Over the past five years, law firms in Silicon Valley, New York and Boston have put online – for free – the documents that startups …

Startups

Strength Training for New Marathoners

How to incorporate strength exercises into training for your first marathon.<p><i>Hi Susan-</i><p><i>I will be training for Big Sur, my first marathon, this spring. I want to add strength training twice a week to my running routine. Are there any specific exercises you would recommend? I do not belong to a gym,</i> …

Marathons

3 Ways Businesses Are Addressing Inequality in Emerging Markets

Last year, the World Bank added a new mission to its original goal of reducing poverty: boosting shared prosperity. The change reflects the state of today’s world: the fraction of the global population in extreme poverty, defined as those earning less than $1.25 per day, has dropped to 12% from 36% …

World Economy

The Surprising Ways Bankrupt Cities Make Money

When American cities are deep in debt, they get creative to crawl out of the red.<p>In November, the Detroit Institute of Art came up with a way for the Motor City to keep its beloved collection—which was otherwise going to be auctioned off, piece-meal, in the fallout of the city’s 2013 bankruptcy. …

City Halls
Corruption

Job hunting? 200+ openings at Nike, Warner Music Group and more

Are you on the job hunt? The <i>Mashable</i> Job Board is the ideal place to search for your next big move. More than 3,000 employers in tech and digital …