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"Simplicity is the key to excellence" says Dieter Rams

In a rare interview, German designer Dieter Rams has called for a return to well-made, long-lasting products, even if it comes at the expense of …

Product Design

The Main Reason Why Startups Fail

Share16<p>Tweet<p>Share47<p>+13<p>Shares 66<p><i>This post is by Gijs van Wulfen, Founder, FORTH innovation method.</i><p>We all know so well the success stories of Facebook, …

Startups

5 Mistakes Hardware Startups Make When Bringing Their Product to Market

It’s a scary world for hardware startups, who face a road far less traveled than their software counterparts. With fewer guides to help them navigate, founders are more prone to mistakes—and ultimately—failure. And it makes sense: hardware is a huge risk. It usually takes longer to get to …

Start-ups turn to investment banks as funding slows

<b>Mumbai:</b> Less than a year ago, when an investment banker focussed on start-ups was asked who his biggest competitor was, he said the competition was …

Venture Capital

Crowdcube's cofounder says it will 'raise the bar' with investments this year: 'Great deals push our dials'

Cofounder and chief marketing officer Luke Lang told Business Insider: "We love great deals, we love working with brilliant entrepreneurs in exciting businesses. So there's a real focus to get more businesses like goHenry, like Mondo, JustPark, Sugru."<p>App-only startup bank Mondo crashed the …

How to Finally Get Realistic About Finding Funding for Your Business

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have to be our own loudest cheerleaders when we have a great idea for a business. However, when we are seeking an investment to fuel that idea, we really need to put the pompoms down and get realistic about whether …

Entrepreneurship

Why Equity Crowdfunding Could Be Dangerous for Investors and Entrepreneurs

In the very near future, equity crowdfunding will no longer be reserved for the ultra-wealthy.<p>That’s thanks to the Securities and Exchange Commission …