Mike Freeman

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Paris is really close to ruining its skyline—again

When you think of Paris, you do tend to think of 42-story glass pyramids, don’t you?<p>The French capital is seriously considering building “the Triangle Tower” in the 15th <i>arrondissement</i>, near Porte de Versailles, in a stunning bid to reverse years of anti-skyscraper rhetoric. The Socialist mayor, …

The 15 Hottest American Cities For 2015

Rising prices in San Francisco will continue to push young hipsters out to Oakland. Queens will become the hot borough in New York City because of its affordable real estate and rich culinary scene. And Colorado's legalization of marijuana will bring a wave of tourism to Denver.<p>To compile this list …

The doctor will see you now — through Google

Google seems to be getting smarter all the time. It’s already a sort of virtual encyclopedia. Now, for at least some users, it’s behaving like a wise, caring parent that will not only tell you to see a doctor but will actually make it happen.<p>Developer Jason Houle noticed an interesting feature when …

The exit: Fear and Loathing in M&A for founders

You’re sitting in your office late on a Friday, alone. Hot wet tears are streaming down your cheeks. Your mobile phone rings constantly. Your CTO, shareholders, and everyone else is calling to learn how the meeting went. The COO who joined you on the conference call has already left and is taking …

It's time for the next wave of healthcare analytics startups

“Big data” and analytics applied to healthcare is a hot area of investment. This year alone, roughly $200 million of venture capital dollars has been allocated to the space (according to Rock Health). I’m here to tell you that these glory days are gone.<p>New startups are finding it difficult to …

Inc. 5000 Stats: The Health Care Industry Is Booming | Inc.com

Everyone knows health services are in-demand. But Inc. 5000 companies in the sector are utterly thriving. According to the graphic below, they earned $28.1 billion between 2010 and 2013.<p>Crescendo Bioscience, a molecular diagnostics company focused on autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, is one of …

Spruce Gets $2 Million In Seed From Kleiner Perkins, Baseline And Cowboy Ventures To Put A Doctor In The Palm Of Your Hand

There have been some great strides in telemedicine lately. This virtual way to see the doctor cuts down on commutes, wait time and potential costs associated with in-person visits. But most of what’s currently out there requires some sort of video conferencing system and a set appointment with the …

How Much Equity Should You Give to a Mentor? | Inc.com

Stop me if you have been in this scenario before. You have an idea for a new product, service, or software and you start to build a company off that idea. Everything is laid out--the framework, the business plan, everything. The only missing is some guidance on what to do next from someone who has …

The exit: Someone probably wants to buy your company. Get organized!

While knowing the basics of building a successful tech business with an eye toward getting acquired is important, what it comes down to is organization. Now is the time that you need to prepare carefully in order to exercise as much control over this process as possible. Things you do in the early …

Mark Suster: Bad Notes on Venture Capital | Inc.com

This week. On the phone ...<p>Me: So, you raised venture capital?<p>Him: Yeah. We raised a seed round. About $1 million.<p>Me: At what price?<p>Him: It wasn't priced. We raised a convertible note.<p>Me: With a cap?<p>Him: Yes, $8 million.<p>Me: Ah. I see. So you did raise with a price. It's just a maximum price. You'll …

Jeff Dyer, coauthor of The Innovator's Method, on testing new ideas inside organizations.

How to Get Customers, Keep Them, and Attract Even More

Startup expert Steve Blank explains online and offline customer acquisition strategies.

Apply to Represent Buenos Aires in Startup Competition

<i>¿Cuál es la mejor startup en Buenos Aires?</i><p>Buenos Aires is home to one of South America’s emerging tech hubs. A city filled with high-quality tech …

Techstars cofounder explains the reasoning behind the group’s new ‘equity-back guarantee’

When a company is particularly confident in the product it makes, it often offers a money-back guarantee upon returning that item, which can then be resold at a slightly discounted rate. This offer is a <i>tad</i> more difficult to justify if you’re an incubator program whose “product” is a three-month …