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Debt vs. Equity Financing: Pros And Cons For Entrepreneurs

Is debt or equity fundraising smarter for startups?<p>There is more than one way to fund a new business venture and fuel its growth. For almost all, it is going to require bringing in outside money at some point. Even if that is only to multiply what is working or to create a source of emergency …

Entrepreneurship

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

Amazon built one of the world's most efficient warehouses by embracing chaos

Robbinsville, NJ<p>When Dave Alperson got his first job at an Amazon warehouse in 1997, as a temporary hourly employee, it involved walking around the warehouse with a list of where to find products—mostly books—that customers had ordered.<p>Twenty years later, as a regional director of operations for …

Human ageing not caused by wear and tear but unhelpful genes, study suggests

Humans do not age because of wear and tear but because biological processes - which once helped us - fail to shut off, new research suggests.<p>Scientists from University College London, Lancaster University and Queen Mary University of London believe that once-useful genetic programmes continue to …

9 Ways How Solopreneurs Can Do Better at Networking Events

How it happens and why it should be done we tell you all about networking in events.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>As solopreneurs, our lives could get a little monotonous and lonely at …

The future of Ethereum looks bright

In what amounted to one of the most far-reaching and interesting conversations at TC Sessions in Zug, Ethereum masterminds Vitalik Buterin, Justin Drake, and Karl Floersch spoke openly – and often candidly – about a bright future for Ethereum scaling and, more interestingly, their way to build …

You can measure illiteracy around the world just by looking at mobile phone data

Illiteracy takes a massive toll on peoples’ lives, as well as $1.2 trillion out of the global economy each year. People unable to read are shut out of jobs, services, and wider social networks, trapping them in poverty. As the developing world moves online, this disadvantage will only grow …

Literacy

How to tell if your small company needs to expand through acquisitions

The market for mergers and acquisitions, particularly in software, is red-hot: Big private-equity firms, flush with cash, did 170 software deals worth $27.22 billion in the first half of 2016 alone. Beleaguered Yahoo was scooped up by Verizon for $4.8 billion; Microsoft announced a blockbuster $26 …

Zenstores seals £400K seed investment

Zenstores — the cloud-based shipping platform for online sellers — has sealed £400k in late seed investment led by Downing Ventures.

Zenstores scores £400K to help online sellers ship

Always be shipping: Hot on the heels of Zeeqo acquiring London-based delivery startup ParcelBright, another company helping online sellers ship their wares has picked up funding.<p>Bristol, U.K.-based Zenstores, which offers cloud-based shipping software targeting the ‘long tail’ of e-commerce, is …

Zenstores, a cloud-based shipping platform for online sellers, secures £400k seed investment led by Downing Ventures | EU-Startups

Zenstores, a fast-growing cloud-based shipping platform for online sellers, has today announced £400k in late seed investment led by Downing Ventures.<p>…

Lessons In Moving Your Startup Overseas To Silicon Valley

Emil Eifrem Contributor<p>Emil Eifrem is CEO of Neo Technology and co-founder of the Neo4j project.<p>As a CEO and immigrant worker (take that, Trump!), I always get asked about moving my company to Silicon Valley. I usually answer that I believe you can build a world-changing organization anywhere, but …

Why Clayton Christensen Is Wrong About Uber And Disruptive Innovation

Alex Moazed Contributor<p>Alex Moazed is the founder and CEO of Applico and co-author of Modern Monopolies: What It Takes to Dominate the 21st Century Economy.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The end of the automotive supply chain<br>• Why SoundCloud Will Be Worth More Than Spotify<p>Nicholas L. Johnson …

Mobile Companies Are Just Getting Started

It takes a much heartier stomach to jump into the startup game now than it did a year ago. Zenefits recently became the latest unicorn to face devaluation after compliance issues forced the CEO to resign. Publicly traded tech companies like Twitter weathered layoffs and stock sell-offs.<p>Those few …

RocketClub Lets Early Adopters Earn A Financial Stake In Startups

When a startup manages a successful exit, its earliest adopters usually don’t get much in return except for bragging rights. RocketClub wants to change that.<p>The platform helps young tech companies recruit users who are willing to complete tasks — including market research, product testing, or …

Can Emerging Nations Create Their Own Silicon Valleys?

Jenny Q. Ta Contributor<p>Jenny Q. Ta is the founder and CEO of Sqeeqee.com.<p>Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo Contributor<p>Shinta Dhanuwardoyo is a co-founder of VCNetwork.co and the CEO of Bubu.com.<p>Silicon Valley has dominated the fields of technology and tech investment for the past two decades, operating …

Silicon Valley

3 industries being disrupted in developing countries

Elizabeth Gore Contributor<p>Elizabeth Gore is entrepreneur in residence at Dell and Advocate at the United Nations Foundation.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What do you call a ‘non-entrepreneur? Cuba’s best hackers<br>• Can We Get Entrepreneurs And Politicians To Speed Date?<p>Entrepreneurs in developing …

Meet the foxes behind LA’s latest startup gem

Sanjna Verma Contributor<p>Sanjna Verma is a student at New York University.<p>Scrolling through the @shopboxfox Instagram account is enough to notice the clean-cut aesthetic: feminine, driven, artistic. However, the ladies behind LA’s BOXFOX, Chelsea Moore, Sabena Suri and Jenni Olivero, are channeling …

Startups

Automobile platform Carsome raises $2M to expand in Southeast Asia

Carsome, a Malaysia-based platform that connects car dealers with buyers and sellers, is gearing up to enter new markets in Southeast Asia after raising a $2 million Series A. The round was led by IdeaRiverRun, a Malaysian private equity firm, with participation from IMG Investment Partners and 500 …

South-east Asia

Marketplace app Mercari nabs $75M to become Japan’s first startup unicorn

Mercari, a peer-to-peer marketplace app, has claimed the title of Japan’s first pre-IPO startup unicorn after raising 8.4 billion yen (about $75 million) at a valuation of over $1 billion. This is the Tokyo-based company’s first Series D and brings its total funding to 12.6 billion yen (about $111 …

Strong Walmart earnings add $5bn to Walton family fortune

Retailer to pay workers at least $10 an hour after reporting revenues of $482bn last year, adding billions more to wealth of family that owns half of company<p>The Waltons, already the wealthiest family in the US with an estimated $149bn fortune, added a further $5bn last year from dividends and share …

Nestle profit dips due to strong franc, deal-making

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss food giant Nestle has reported a drop in profit and sales last year largely because of a stronger Swiss franc, a re-evaluation of …

Apple Pay will help China’s mammoth state banks crush Alibaba offline

Apple Pay goes live in China today.<p>Apple launched its mobile wallet over a year ago, but it is still not doing well in Apple’s native US. But its expansion to China, the fifth country to get Apple Pay, could be different. Chinese consumers are used to mobile payments, thanks to Alibaba’s Alipay and …

Apple Pay

Mattel's ThingMaker brings 3D printing to iconic '60s toy

NEW YORK — Mattel's ThingMaker was the original at-home maker device of the 1960s, but now the company is giving it a modern reboot, allowing kids to …

Hot Wheels

Uber CEO delivers stinging attack to city regulators at TED

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick used the TED stage on Tuesday to attack transport regulators for standing in the way of uberPOOL's mission to cut …

Google has open-sourced its iOS app testing tool

Google has announced that it’s open-sourced EarlGrey, a testing framework for iOS apps. The company says it’s been used in developing software for Apple’s mobile platform including YouTube and Google’s Calendar and Photos apps.<p>EarlGrey offers features like built-in synchronization that makes it …

US stocks open higher, building on the gains from last week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening broadly higher, building on the market's gains from late last week.<p>Banks and retailers had some of the biggest …

Chat App Company Tango, Valued At Over $1 Billion, Makes More Layoffs

Messaging app Tango has made further layoffs as new CEO Eric Setton continues to orchestrate changes in a bid to transform the struggling company’s fortunes.<p>Setton, who moved from CTO to CEO last month, split the Tango app into two — a back-to-basics messaging service and a social networking app — …

How alcohol can improve your memory

A few drinks may disrupt the memory system – but in certain circumstances, they can actually aid recall. In this extract from his new book, Idiot Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett explains why gossip and booze go hand in hand<p>Yes, alcohol disrupts the memory system. But, in very specific …