Ilya Skripnikov

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Three Entrepreneurs Who Pitched Richard Branson Share Secrets Of Their Presentation Success

Three entrepreneurs got the opportunity of a lifetime to pitch their startups to billionaire Sir Richard Branson at Branson’s home on Necker Island. The Extreme Tech Challenge was created by MaiTai Global, a group of innovative entrepreneurs who pool their talents and resources to advance startups …

The Best Advice These 7 Successful Venture Capitalists Ever Received

Let's take a look at some of the best advice a handful of venture capitalists ever received, the lessons they've learned, and what they wish entrepreneurs knew.<p>You're an entrepreneur--not a venture capitalist--so why do you need to take a gander at VC lessons learned? If you're a smart …

Venture Capital

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

Venture Capital

6 Things You Think You Need to Start a Business--but Really Don't

You don't have to have a ton of money or even a fresh idea.<p>What does it take to start a successful business? It's not what you think. All the advice you've learned from experts, books, magazines, and websites like this one might be completely wrong.<p>At least that's the view from Brian D. Evans, and …

Social Media

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% …

Market Capitalization