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Why Legal Cannabis Is 2015's Best Startup Opportunity

Every entrepreneur dreams of discovering an untapped market where they could start with a low investment and build a huge business. If that’s you, consider the developing legal marijuana industry.<p>This sector is growing faster than ganja under grow lights.<p>The best part is, it’s early days for this — …

Cannabis

The index that timed the 2008 crash perfectly just slumped to a 3-decade low

The index measures shipping costs for dry bulk commodities (minerals and metals like coal and iron, as well as grain and other food).<p>It plunged by more than 90% in just a few months in 2008 as the global crisis unrolled. Then, it was an impressive bellwether for the global situation.<p>Shipping costs …

First-time Founder's Guide to Term Sheets (Part 1)

<i>Andrej Kiska is an Associate at Credo Ventures.</i><p>In the past five years, seed-stage investing has experienced a boom. In North America, seed funds now represent 67 percent of all VC funds, up from 33 percent in 2008.<p>The CEE region is no different: according to European Private Equity and Venture …

Yahoo Spins Off Alibaba Stake But Core Business Remains Sluggish

Yahoo reported that its revenue and net income declined in the fourth quarter as its core business remained stuck in neutral. After the close of markets on Tuesday, the company also announced a much anticipated plan to spin off its massive holdings in Alibaba, which account for the majority of …

London's $1 Billion Finance Startup TransferWise Is Just Like An Ancient Islamic Money Transfer System

It does this by not actually transferring money across borders — instead, it matches up payments with those going the opposite direction. So "your" money never actually leaves the country — it's just rerouted to someone who's being sent a similar amount by someone overseas. Your foreign recipient, …

Finance

Andreessen Horowitz Reveals 16 Hot Tech Trends It's Watching

When Marc Andreessen or his partner Ben Horowitz speak, investors listen. The founders of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz have invested successfully in just about every significant startup you can think of.<p>Today, the company, sometimes known as a16z after its URL, put out a list of “16 …

Venture Capital

How Global Interest Rates Deceive Markets

<i>Below is the January 26th Thoughts from the Frontline, republished in full.</i><p><b>“You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”</b><p>“In the economic sphere an act, a habit, an institution, a law produces not only one effect, but a series of effects. Of these effects, the first …