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The ultimate guide to pricing your company for a fundraise (Or, how much is too much?)

Your company’s valuation is probably <i>the</i> single most important number in your whole fundraising story.<p>Sure, you need to have some early traction, you need to have a product out there and a convincing enough team; but those are prerequisites. Don’t even go into a fundraising conversation if you don’t …

There Are 8 Indispensable Elements of Real Wealth and 7 Aren't Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What’s the purpose of life?<p>That's a powerful question that deserves your attention. My answer has drastically changed the past five to 10 years, and will continue to evolve. Success is part of life's purpose but I know that on the other …

Jackie Brown Meets Bugsy Ratzinger

Is Quentin Tarantino a Catholic? The latest sequel of sordid revelations in the Vatican’s pedophile priests collusion and cover-up campaign is …

Seeing secrets: Trevor Paglen on photographing the NSA’s headquarters

Artist Trevor Paglen spends much of his time photographing places you’re not supposed to see, whether that’s desert military bases or mountainside listening posts or classified spacecraft. His first photographic monograph, <i>Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes</i>, captured those secret …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Jeff Bezos Is Brilliant, but Amazon's Dominance Is Not Inevitable

The online retail giant has built an impressive economic moat around its business. But there are enemies on the banks of the water.<p>CEO Jeff Bezos is a magician. At a time when investors scrutinize quarterly earnings reports with a microbiologist's fussiness, Bezos has persuaded Wall Street to …

Warby-As-A-Service? Backed By Reddit, Posterous Founders, Eponym Helps Brands Build And Distribute Their Own Eyewear

Over the last few years, a new wave of startups has emerged to tackle a range of inefficient, ignored or offline segments within the massive world of fashion and retail. The maturation of the Web and digital commerce has allowed these startups to not only target specific niche groups of consumers …

Create Your Free Online Store | Square

Make all the items in your Square Point of Sale library available for online sale right away. Square gives you a completely integrated system for …

Appfuel Is A Simple Way For App Developers To Balance Monetization And Growth

Appfuel is aiming to make it easy for mobile app developers to manage the tradeoff between user growth and monetization.<p>Cross-promotion between apps is a big part of the ecosystem, but CEO Andrew Boos said Appfuel is unique because of its simplicity. Developers add a “suggested apps” unit to their …

Fitstar, The Startup Looking To Reinvent The Home Workout From The iPad, Finally Launches

Fitstar, the Google Ventures and Floodgate-backed startup that’s aiming to disrupt Richard Simmons, is finally launching its home workout app with NFL player Tony Gonzalez.<p>Mike Maser, a longtime Digg and AOL executive, came up with the idea after a long sojourn through New Zealand on his own. He …

With Over 12M Users, Wish.com Hopes Its AdWords For Shopping Will Stick

Hey kids, there’s a new personalized shopping platform in town. Since it raised $1.7 million in angel funding, ads recommendation system ContextLogic has put its ads optimization technology to good use in a wishlist-making app called Wish.<p>As its moniker belies, Wish allows you to view a feed of …

Download Threadflip 2.0 And Get 20 Percent Off All App Purchases

The official iOS app of the popular fashion shopping website Threadflip has just undergone a big makeover. Threadflip for iOS, which was released …

JackThreads for iPad app review: look stylish while saving money

JackThreads for iPad<p>Price: Free<p>JackThreads for iPad by Thrillist gives men the ultimate shopping experience with incredible selections and fabulous …

Forget Sexy, Startups Today Look To Disrupt The Mundane

To be a successful startup company, you don’t always need to enter the biggest, sexiest industry you can find. Some of the most interesting startups these days are finding ways to disrupt what is old, stodgy and stagnant.<p>Take a look at the most recent TechStars Boston class. Of fourteen companies, …

We’ve entered the age of emotional, design-centric, e-commerce

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>When I opened up my first package from online women’s clothing startup Everlane, an immediate smile spread across my face. The …

Why Google will crush Nielsen

<b>The web user is the most watched consumer ever.</b> For tracking purposes, every large site drops literally dozens of cookies in the visitor's browser. …

Big Data: It's Hyped, but Here's How it will Change the World

Is there too much hype around ‘big data’? Kenneth Cukier thinks so, and yet he remains passionate about what we can achieve with it.<p>Cukier is the Data Editor at The Economist and co-author of the book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. At The Next Web …

Luvocracy raises $11.5M in venture capital to power social commerce

Social e-commerce site, Luvocracy has raised $11.5 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, RPM Ventures, XG Ventures, CrunchFund, Marissa Mayer, Ali Pincus, Jim Lanzone, and Tony Robbins.<p>Bing Gordon, partner at Kleiner Perkins will also be joining the Luvocracy board.<p>Luvocracy is …

The Future Of Mobile-Social Could Spell The End For Social Networks

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Keith Teare is the founder of just.me and a partner at Archimedes Labs. He is also the co-founder of TechCrunch. Follow him on Twitter @kteare.</i><p>Because of Google I/O, this was a momentous week for those of us who are watching the rapid transition that is taking place from desktop …

Who Will Win As Mobile Payments Go Mainstream? [SLIDE DECK]

We at <b>BI Intelligence</b> have put together a comprehensive presentation on Mobile Payments that looks at how mobile payments work, the main players in the ecosystem, the two main approaches to mobile payments, why mobile payments will go mainstream, and the remaining barriers to consumer adoption.<p>We've …

13 Slides That Landed Two Founders $500,000 In 3 Months

Seven weeks later, Buffer started generating revenue. Widrich dropped out of school and Gascoigne left his full-time job to grow their company. After two years of bootstrapping and growing the userbase to 55,000 accounts, the pair booked a one-way ticket to San Francisco.<p>They created a 13-slide …

This is why big data is the sweet spot for SaaS

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Andrea Danti<p>People often ask me where the smart money is in big data. I often tell them that’s a …

Hint: Not With Ads. How Can Your Startup Start Making Money?

There are lots of ways to finance your latest business venture, but one of the funnest ones remains offering a product or service in exchange for money, and people paying for it.<p>You should totally employ that strategy for your startup!<p>We kid, we kid, but not really. It’s no secret monetizing a …

Groupon Squares Up To Rivals With Groupon POS, An iPad App And Dashboard For On-Site, Mobile Payments

Groupon is once again expanding its portfolio of mobile payment services, putting it in closer competition with the likes of Square and PayPal’s here targeting local merchants: today it has released Groupon POS, which appears to be an iPad-specific version of its mobile payments service aimed at …

VirtualMob’s Point-At-Me Aims To Let Brands Easily Build Augmented Reality Campaigns

The idea of using Augmented Reality to bring dead-tree media to life is arguably very 2010, and back then it often hugged the line of gimmickry. But with the hype being generated by Google Glass, AR technology seems destined to be brought back into focus. Meanwhile, companies like Layer and Metaio …

As Tech Giants Scramble For Talent, It’s Buy Or Die

The writing’s on the wall. Mobile is the future, and it requires different skills than the web. Entrepreneurship is more fetishized than ever, making standard hiring tough. The result is days like today where Yahoo, Twitter, Salesforce, and Box all bought startups, and Facebook and Microsoft were …

Garrett Camp Distills His Uber And StumbleUpon Expertise Into New Holding Company Expa

The rise of the company builders is right. As Leena wrote in her spot-on post, “Operators are foregoing the traditional path of joining a traditional VC to instead create a studio-like holding operation.” The latest in a series of accomplished entrepreneurs wanting to lend their expertise to a new …

TabbedOut Scores Deal With Point-Of-Sale Maker, Will Allow Customers To Pay Their Restaurant Or Bar Tab Via Their Phone At 10,000 Locations

Because waiting for the check stinks. Tabbedout, a startup backed by $5.75 million from NEA and others, has been developing a platform that allows bar and restaurant customers to pay for their tab using their smartphone. Today, the company is announcing a partnership with Point-of-Sale (POS) system …

European M-Payments Startup SumUp Partners With Revel Systems, An iPad POS Provider, For Its Push Into Europe

SumUp, one of the many European mobile card reader startups targeting small businesses — and taking advantage of Square’s continued absence to acquire users and build out a business — has taken another step designed to expand its reach by announcing a partnership with Revel Systems, a maker of iPad …

Moving through the gears

BRITAIN'S economy may be heading for a triple-dip recession, but for carmakers like Jaguar and Rolls-Royce the decline has long been over<p>Latest …