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Pre-Money Vs. Post-Money: A Guide To These Key Terms For Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Funding rounds bring with them a whole new vocabulary and terms that business founders need to get familiar with, often in a hurry. You’ll probably …

Venture Capital

Amazon Web Services Releases Blockchain Frameworks For Ethereum And Hyperledger Fabric

Amazon Web Services has launched a tool to allow users to build Blockchain DApps running on Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric.Amazon Web Services (AWS) …

Blockchain

Scientists just stored the hottest album from 1998 in literal DNA

A, T, G, and C are the 0s and 1s of living things. Unlike the code stored in silicon, data stored in DNA won’t degrade for thousands of years. And …

Genetics

The HMR Diet Is Designed for Quick Weight Loss. How Well Does It Work?

The HMR Diet may not populate news headlines like Keto or Paleo, but this well-established weight-loss program has existed for over 30 years.<p>In fact, …

Weight Loss

Techstars Seattle Demo Day: Check out our top 3 pitches from the startup accelerator

Nine years, 139 startups, $700 million raised.<p>Techstars Seattle has become a mainstay of the local tech ecosystem for nearly a decade, helping groom …

Startups

Gem's All-in-One Portfolio App is Like Coinbase for Cryptocurrency Pros

The platform wants to make management simple.<p>Gem wants to be the last cryptocurrency app you ever need. On Thursday, the Los Angeles-based veteran …

Cryptocurrency

'Taste the difference': Farm-to-fork movement takes off in urban Flanders

The densely populated area of Belgium is seeing a mini-boom in model of farming where growers sell direct to consumers<p>Flanders, famed for its medieval cities and motorways that can be seen from space, is one of the most urban corners of Europe. Yet this densely populated area is seeing a mini-boom …

Farming

Bitcoin miners facing a shakeout as profitability becomes harder

Bitcoin is at an inflection point.<p>Even with the price back above $8,000, many of the so-called miners that perform the complex calculations to generate the digital currency are at risk of turning unprofitable. If prices drop below that threshold again for an extended period, there will likely be a …

Bitcoin

A16Z and Founders Fund sink $28M into IRL asset blockchain Harbor

Harbor helps businesses legally issue cryptocurrency tokens that represent ownership of real-world assets like real estate, fine art, company equity, and investment funds. This “tokenization” might sound boring, but it could be a big business that unlocks trading of illiquid property.<p>Harbor’s …

Blockchain

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Physics

Blockchain and the sharing economy — a match made in heaven? This startup plans to prove it

These days, it seems that consumers are willing to share just about everything in an effort to save a bit of their own money or to earn something extra. From renting a bike to get around in urban areas to monetizing your car as a Lyft driver, it seems like almost everyone has gotten involved in the …

Blockchain

Do you want to be the architect of your own career? Work for a Reinventor

<i>President, IBM Canada</i><p>Until a year or so ago, the conventional wisdom was that big, mature companies were on the defensive; that the world’s incumbent businesses were at risk of being disrupted – and supplanted – by startups and digital challengers. Of course, there was some truth to this. Many …

Canada’s list of 100 best restaurants revealed

Prepare your appetite Canada because this year’s list of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants has been revealed.<p>From those who have a sweet tooth to those …

Canada

16 startups that this year became worth billions

Amid the tech landscape, "unicorns" are few and far between. Last year, CB Insights tallied the odds of becoming a unicorn — a company valued at $1 billion or more — at under 1%.<p>But already, within the first few months of 2018, a total of 16 companies have overcome those odds and crossed the …

Venture Capital

The History of Overstock, E-commerce Bitcoin Pioneer Facing Unclear Future

Last week brought more controversial news about Overstock.com, the first major retail company to accept Bitcoin as a payment option in 2014. The …

Bitcoin

Unilever Foundry unveils new advisory board for Level3 and focus pillars

Unilever Foundry has unveiled a new advisory board for Level3, its coworking space, as it seeks to expand its startup efforts.<p>The new board members …

Startups

Rockefellers Go Long On Cryptocurrencies to Invest in Blockchain Startups

The Rockefeller family’s venture-capital arm is moving into cryptocurrencies. Venrock (“Venture” plus “Rockefellers”) is partnering with the …

Blockchain Startups

We taste-tested top-selling veggie burgers — and these are the best

When shoppers scour the freezer section for the perfect veggie burger, they're often looking for an adequate amount of both satiating fiber and protein. After all, sometimes swapping a regular beef burger for a plant-based patty means you’re willing to compromise flavor for nutrition.<p>However, the …

Food

This Famous Luxury Train Has Announced Amazing New Vacation Packages for 2019

Looking to visit Canada on an upcoming vacation? Our vote is to see the country's majestic landscapes by train, aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. The …

Country Lifestyle

Frazier Healthcare Partners raises $780M fund, its 11th, to invest in profitable healthcare startups

Frazier Healthcare Partners today announced the closure of a $780 million fund. It’s the firm’s 11th fund and will be used to invest in profitable …

Venture Capital

Marketers: Here’s what your job will look like in a blockchain world

General Stanley McChrystal was responsible for the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. In his book <i>Team of Teams,</i> he talks about the rude awakening he had when he saw how disadvantaged his centralized command was compared to the decentralized networks of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and Afghanistan. McChrystal …

Blockchain

First Soros, Now Rockefellers Move into Cryptocurrency

<b>First, if reports are to be believed, legendary investor George Soros was found to be investing in cryptocurrency. Now, Venrock, a 3 billion USD</b> …

Cryptocurrency

China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system — here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you

The Chinese state is setting up a vast ranking system system that will monitor the behaviour of its enormous population, and rank them all based on their "social credit."<p>The "social credit system," first announced in 2014, aims to reinforce the idea that "keeping trust is glorious and breaking …

Internet

AlterEgo Headset Can Transcribe Your Inner Thoughts & It Could Actually Be Pretty Useful

Friends, the future has arrived. Researchers at MIT have developed a device that can read your mind. It's called the AlterEgo, and it's designed to …

Artificial Intelligence

5 incredible places you have probably never heard of, according to a woman who traveled 100 countries

National Parks

Old electronics could be more profitable than literal gold mines

Forget panning for gold or extracting copper ore. A new study shows that recovering metals from discarded electronics, a process known as urban …

Profit

Georgian Partners rewriting the rules for venture capitalists as it closes in on record Canadian fund

Georgian Partners is on the cusp of closing Canada’s largest private-sector venture capital fund to invest in innovative software companies – while innovating itself.<p>Sources in the investment community say that investors have committed US$450-million of its US$550-million fundraising goal for its …

Venture Capital

How often you need to exercise to see results, according to the scientist behind the viral 7-minute workout

If you've renewed your commitment to getting fit now that spring has arrived, you may be wondering how much time that goal will require.<p>For your workouts to produce real results, exercise has to be a regular habit, Chris Jordan, the exercise physiologist who came up with the popular 7-minute …

Exercise
Startups

Coinbase unveils fund for early-stage cryptocurrency startups

Coinbase has launched a new fund called Coinbase Ventures to invest in early-stage cryptocurrency and blockchain startups. In a blog post, Coinbase head of corporate and business development Emilie Choi said that the fund’s goal is to strengthen the sector.<p>“At least in the beginning, our goal is …

Cryptocurrency