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Labour leadership election: 40,000 registered supporters rejected

Around 40,000 people have had their applications to vote in the Labour leadership election rejected.<p>It is understood that tens of thousands of people have had their £25 applications to become registered supporters thrown out because they previously supported a rival party candidate, were not on the …

The 27 fintech unicorns from around the world, ranked by value

Investment was on the slide even before Brexit, and now economic growth looks shaky in the wake of the shock vote.<p>Of those on the original unicorn list, some on have gone public, like LendingClub and Square. Others have seen spectacular declines in their value, such as Zenefits and Housing.com, …

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What Is Cloud Computing Good For?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Cloud computing is a big deal, and only getting bigger. The simple idea of moving large computing tasks from smartphones and desktops into bulky data centers via internet links is gathering a ton of steam. Companies like <b>Amazon.com</b> and <b>Microsoft</b> are building billion-dollar …

GOLDMAN SACHS: 5 practical uses for blockchain — from Airbnb to stock markets

The financial world has been going crazy for blockchain technology for the last year or so, hypothesising how it could rip out huge amounts of costs for big banks and streamline operations. Goldman itself was one of the key hype men, declaring in December that the technology "can change... well …

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How This Online Design Company Got Google Ventures Funding -- On The First Pitch

Umaimah Mendhro (oo-my-ma mend-ro) is one of the few entrepreneurs who can say she won funding on her first pitch. It sounds like a lucky break, but she’s been piecing together an ambitious plan since childhood.<p>Mendhro’s earliest memory is wanting to build and lead a large, multi-national company. …

The best free online business courses starting in May

The road trip is often a rite of passage in American lore. From beats coasting down Route 66 to the breezy Sunday drives of the "Mad Men" era, the road has always been a place to relax, reflect, and re-group.<p>For three business professors, the American road held a different allure. It was an artery …

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Big Healthcare Companies Pump $220 Million into VC Firm

Heritage Group, a Nashville, Tenn.-based venture capital and growth equity firm focused on the healthcare sector, has closed its second fund with …

This startup is eliminating middle men and letting you book car repairs online

In December 2015,Navneet Pratap Singhand Abhijit Singh founded a startup that could potentially solve the problems of 30 million Indian car-owners in …

Startups

A startup that just launched out of stealth a few months ago thinks it's found a way to treat cancer, and it just got bought for up to $10 billion

But the startup's investors could get up to $4 billion more if Stemcentrx hits successful milestones for clinical developments. Plus the company had about $400 million in the bank. So all in, it's about a $10.2 billion deal.<p>Stemcentrx is researching drugs designed to treat cancer by targeting …

Cancer

How one Silicon Valley engineer negotiated a starting salary from $120,000 to $250,000 in just a few weeks

But he could have ended up with a $120,000 position at Yelp if he had taken his first offer.<p>How did he manage to more than double his starting salary in just a few weeks?<p>Qureshi, a former professional poker player with an English degree, recounts his story in a recent blog post shared on his …

ConnectID May Finally Be The Business Social Network That LinkedIn Should Have Been

Networks, networks, networks. They have become the 21st Century’s obsession. Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, LinkedIn, the names roll past like the business cards used to do on a Rolodex.<p>Once one network is mastered, another one appears, and now it appears to be the chat networks that will dominate …

Luxe, a startup that valet parks your car when you can’t find a spot, just raised $50 million from Hertz

That's why rental-car company Hertz just made a $50 million strategic investment in Luxe, a San Francisco-based startup that makes it its job to handle the parking for you.<p>Luxe works as a valet on-demand. In a way similar to Uber, you tap on an app when you need your car parked, and it tracks you …

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The top 5 startups from Y Combinator Fellowship’s Virtual Demo Day

Pre-natal genetic testing, VR drones, and fracking nanoparticles were a few of the products featured in Y Combinator’s first Virtual Demo Day. They come from the YC Fellowship, a program designed to let the startup school help idea- or prototype-stage companies, beyond the full-fledged businesses …

The center of the tech revolution in finance couldn’t be further from Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is on a mission to disrupt finance. Even Jamie Dimon is worried about it. US venture capital funding for fintech startups reached $7.4 billion in 2015, up from $4.3 billion in 2014. But while the money’s flowing, the real action is in China.<p>According to a new report from Citi’s …

Obamacare: The Gazillion-Dollar Startup Machine

Stashed away in the byzantine language of the Affordable Care Act are rules that have caused a big bang-size explosion in health care startups--led by founders who will reinvent the health care industry.<p>Seth Sternberg was visiting his 65-year-old mother in Connecticut when he got the idea for his …

Health Care

Slack Finally Completes New Funding at $3.8 Billion Valuation

The enterprise messaging company gets a lofty valuation even amid a funding downturn.<p>Slack, the fast-growing office messaging tool, has finally completed a new round of funding, including new investor Thrive Capital, it said Friday.<p>The funding has been expected for a while and has been much …

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There Is a FinTech Startup for Almost Any Bank Service

<i>Originally published:</i> <i>There Is a FinTech Startup for Almost Any Bank Service</i><p>FinTech companies around the world have now reached the potential of …

The Landscape of Payment Processing

Mobile payments present a world of opportunities, yet despite the possibilities, the payment industry has yet to catch-up. Learn more.<p>As both a …

35 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Weekly recap of top 8 Indian startups: Healthenablr, Qlivery, WithMe, Gapoon and others

Share9<p>Tweet<p>Share40<p>+11<p>Shares 50<p>Welcome to the third edition of “Startup of the Week” and this week we feature 8 great and young startups which stole …

MENA Startups Getting Funded: Wadi.com Secures US$67 Million Funding

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Amid concerns of the logistics framework and digital payment systems surrounding e-commerce in the Middle East, the sector has received a shot in the arm with the ecosystem seeing back-to-back investments of …

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11 Key Principles From The Book The Science Of Getting Rich

The entrepreneurial spirit has been around for years. In fact one of the leading books on creating success was written in 1910 by Wallace D …

If You're Looking for a Startup Accelerator, Start With These 9

A handful of accelerators stand out from the pack in the most recent rankings.<p>Startup accelerators can too easily be black boxes. There are close to 200 of them, and they all make similar claims: That you'll emerge from their programs smarter about business, better-connected, and better able to …

20 Slack Communities For Tech Entrepreneurs You Want To Be A Part Of

Slack, just a 2-year-old messaging platform, is raising $200 million at nearly a $4 billion valuation led by Thrive Capital, reports Business Insider. Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.<p>While Slack is originally …

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This App Could Help Farmers Save Entire Harvests

Booster aims to adapt technology to the farmers, not the other way around. Image courtesy of Booster.<i>Editor’s note: In anticipation of our upcoming</i> …

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22 FinTech Companies in Africa Enabling Financial Inclusion on the Continent

RainFin is an online lending marketplace that connects borrowers seeking transparent, cost effective loans with lenders wanting great returns.<p>22Seven …

Why this longtime Googler jumped to Oscar, the billion-dollar startup shaking up healthcare

Warren had worked at Google for nearly 12 years, most recently as a vice president of engineering in its New York City office, responsible for products like Docs and Drive as well as its Classroom education efforts.<p>He tells Business Insider that he tried to attack the broken healthcare system while …

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