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Seven Books Every MBA Student Needs to Read

The MBA Startup Reading List<p>I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have spent my summer in Palo Alto, California, interning on the data science …

Why Israel is leading fintech innovation

Over the past couple of decades, Israel has developed a strong fintech ecosystem thanks to continued overseas interest, a local commitment to innovation, and a community that’s dedicated to addressing the emerging needs of this industry.<p>The Israeli fintech industry continues to grow so impressively …

Financial Services

Breakthrough rectenna converts light into DC current

Rectifying antennas – "rectennas" – are used as parasitic power capture devices that absorb radio frequency (RF) energy and convert it into usable …

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

What the top venture capitalists say about the tech bubble

By<p><i>Are startups overvalued? Are there too many billion-dollar “unicorns”? Are we in a tech bubble?</i><p>It’s standard interview fare, especially for venture …

This wind turbine can think for itself

These undulating wooden blades are harvesting wind. The €60,000 (£43,000) Hercules turbine is built by Italian company ENESSERE and can provide up to …

Why Bill Gates is wrong about clean energy

Bill Gates recently announced a $1 billion increase in his investments to address climate change. He intends to focus on long-shot solutions—i.e., …

Can You Predict a Startup’s Success Based on the Concept Alone?

It’s easy to make fun of bad startup ideas – Airbnb for toilets? – but it’s not so easy to pick the good ones ahead of time. Just ask venture capitalists, the vast majority of whom lose money. The difficulty of separating good ideas from bad is part of why angel investors end up investing based …

Jeff Bezos just invested in this company

Fundbox, an online lending site for small businesses, announced a new round of funding Thursday, adding Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and early Twitter …

8 things you need to know about the future of finance

You may not have been able to attend our third annual WIRED Money event, but we wouldn't want you to miss the key insights and inspiration from …

A startup that didn’t get any funding in its first 7 years just raised $108 million — and is now worth over $1 billion

They believed the longer they waited, they could raise more later without giving up too much control to investors.<p>For the next seven years, Apttus didn't need any venture funding — it generated enough cash while remaining largely profitable, all while doubling in size every year. Its software, …

Venture Capital

Goldman Sachs just poured millions into a startup that wants to make selling your car less annoying

Selling your car is annoying, especially if you want to sell to a person and not be ripped off by a dealer. It's about trust and money, and it's hard to have a transaction that doesn't make you miserable.<p>Venture capitalists have noticed and have started writing large checks to solve the problem. …

Goldman Sachs

Could diesel made from air help tackle climate change?

<b>Making diesel out of thin air sounds like something from science fiction.</b><p>But small companies in Germany and Canada are doing precisely this - capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and finding ways to sell it.<p>German company Sunfire produced its first batches of so-called e-diesel in April. Federal Minister …

Carbon Dioxide