Mike Leidelmeyer

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65 Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Startups

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs need to be prepared in pitching their startup companies to a venture capitalist by …

Learn about what it takes to start an online business with the help of this coding class

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Thomson Reuters<p>Running a business is not an easy task. Managing a budget, keeping tabs on all incoming and outgoing product and …

50 Steps Every Entrepreneur Must Take to Build a Business

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is one of the most challenging and rewarding things you’ll ever do. The process is simpler than you might imagine, but to try to boil it down to five or 10 steps is an underestimation and an injustice. The …

Small Business

Amazon and Alibaba have approached 5-year-old startup Wish, but the CEO seems to want more than $10 billion

But all the major e-commerce players have. Sources close to the company say that Amazon and Alibaba have talked about buying it in the past year. And the price they're talking about is jaw-dropping.<p>The most interesting rumor is that Amazon recently offered $10 billion in cash for Wish — and Wish …

Renewables Won’t Succeed Without Energy Storage–But Storage Is Finally Catching Up

From advanced batteries to blocks of melting ice, states are investing in new ways to store excess electricity from solar and wind farms.<p>Solar and wind power will never reach full potential unless there’s an easy way to store the energy that gets created when supply is abundant–like when the wind …

Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is …

Google Glass

8 tricks for remembering everything you read

But just because forgetting is a human phenomenon doesn't mean you should simply accept it. In fact, there are plenty of simple, creative strategies for retaining more of what you read — whether that's novels, news articles, or scientific textbooks.<p>To find out what some of those techniques are, we …

Revolutionary tidal fence is set to trap the sea’s power

UK-designed turbines aim to harness tidal energy to produce cheaper electricity − without endangering marine life, reports Climate News Network<p>A British company has announced plans for an array of unique marine turbines that can operate in shallower and slower-moving water than current …

Oxford University

How does funding work – Business angels, VCs and investments in Nordic startups by numbers

Inspired by an article from Founders and Founders back in 2013, I wanted to give an example of how startup funding rounds really work in the Nordics. …

Startups