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The meeting that showed me the truth about VCs

Tomer Dean Contributor<p>Tomer Dean is a serial tech entrepreneur currently based in Tel Aviv. He is co-founder and CEO of Bllush.<p>I recently had a meeting with a well-known Israeli startup investor. The talk somehow pivoted from my seed-seeking startup into talking about the macro view of venture …

Venture Capital

2016 VC Half-Thoughts: Seed Companies Aren’t Being Overfunded, They’re Being Prematurely Funded

In the spirit of clearing out some half-formed thoughts, I wanted to share my response to <b>venture LPs who ask about the effect of “so much money”</b> …

Venture Capital

Everything You Need to Build the Perfect Apartment Gym

Gyms are big business, pulling in around $22 billion annually as an industry. It helps that the average membership runs $58 per month, and that figure skyrockets if you live in a city. Brooklynites, for example, pay about $135 a month to hit the gym, while people who live in Austin pay $88. Here’s …

Workouts

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

VC & The Law of Large Numbers

It’s well-known these days that the standard VC model of investing ignores some fundamental laws of math, at the expense of their limited partner …

We’re Helping Deport Kids to Die

TAPACHULA, Mexico — Elena was 11 years old when a gang member in her home country, Honduras, told her to be his girlfriend.<p>“I had to say yes,” Elena, now 14, explained. “If I had said no, they would have killed my entire family.”<p>Elena knew the risks because one of her friends, Jenesis, was also …

Immigration

The Psychology of Logo Color in How Consumers View Your Brand

Your logo says a lot about your brand. Are you sending the right message?<p>Across the U.S. and around the world, billions are spent each year by …

5 Billionaires Who Grew Up Poor

Humble beginnings on Chicago's South Side shaped Larry Ellison's perspective.<p>What does it take to become rich? While many of today’s millionaires and …

Why Utah Is Poised to Be America’s Next Tech and Creative Hub

It's one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the country, with record amounts of venture capital flowing in, and is home to at least a half-dozen …

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management

How to invest like ... Hetty Green, the world's richest woman

Hetty Green was the first woman to invest on Wall Street. She was also the pioneer of Warren Buffett-style “value investing”.<p>When she died in 1916 at 81, she had an estimated $100m in cash and owned more than 6,000 assets, including railways, hotels, office buildings, theatres, churches and …

Finance

26 Must-Eat Superfoods With MORE PROTEIN Than An Egg

They might be humble in size, but being packed with healthy fats, minerals, and essential vitamins means the mighty egg protein can easily anchor a …

Nutrition

How to build a resilient startup culture

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

Venture Capital Is Facing an Impending Health-Care 'Avalanche'

<i>This is the first part of VC to VC, a monthly series that features conversations between veteran venture capitalist Phil Wickham and other leaders in</i> …

The Dumbest Legal Mistakes Early Startups Make

Legal issues are often at the back of an entrepreneur's mind in the excitement of launching a startup<p>Legal issues are often at the back of an entrepreneur's mind in the excitement of launching a startup. But just because you are small doesn't mean that people are going to let things slide when you …

How the Best Leaders Motivate Their Teams

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

Mark Cuban: Business Is the Ultimate Sport

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the reasons I’m such a big fan of Mark Cuban, is because he’s not afraid to tell aspiring entrepreneurs exactly how hard it is, to become truly successful in business.<p>He doesn’t sugarcoat the inevitable failures you’ll experience …

Power Millennials: Starting Businesses Faster Than Any Other Generation

There’s no doubt that millennials are one of the most entrepreneurial generations. A millennial (Mark Zuckerberg) invented the world’s most popular social networking site Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), while another millennial Matt Salzberg founded one of the most popular food delivery companies, Blue …

Entrepreneurship

A Surge Of Startups Is Changing Life In Utah

In Provo office parks and Salt Lake City startup incubators, tech is increasingly making a home for itself in the Beehive State. But not everyone's happy about tech’s impact on the Utah way of life.<p>A troop of giddy engineers is barreling out of Instructure's headquarters and onto a parking deck …

Silicon Valley

What I learned by waking up at 4:30 a.m. for 21 days

The challenge was simple: waking up 21 consecutive workdays at 4:30 a.m., a challenge I gave the name of #21earlydays. I was already used to waking up early (6 a.m. almost every day), but this time I wanted to go further. I wanted to test myself and be more aware of my own limits. And at the same …

Has Luxury Fashion Priced Itself Into Extinction?

Big-name high-end brands like Burberry, Prada, and LVMH are in difficult financial times: The public simply doesn’t covet their once-desirable labels …

Ralph Lauren

Study Reveals Troublesome and Stubborn Kids Make The Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Over the course of last week, during the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, I have been asked several times what was the type of …

How This Startup Plans to Disrupt Social Commerce and Empower Fashion Entrepreneurs

A fresh $25 million of VC funding for Poshmark suggests the continued power of using social media to drive sales. The startup plans to cultivate a new wave of fashion entrepreneurs with its marketplace platform.<p>Increasingly, companies both large and small have been investing in social media …

Why All Entrepreneurs Should Start as Consultants

I've co-authored this article with my friend Sam Ovens of Ovens Enterprises after a conversation we had about how we both got our entrepreneurial start in consulting. We soon realized this was a conversation we should share with other aspiring entrepreneurs who are trying to find an entrance into …

15 Crazy Delicious Cauliflower Hacks to Help You Lose Weight

We-can’t-believe-it’s-cauliflower recipes ahead.<p>If we could hand out superlatives to our favorite veggies, cauliflower would win “most creative” by a landslide. With the help of a food processor and some smart seasonings, it’s the ultimate shape-shifter. While we're at it, we'd also give this pale …

Healthy Eating

The Killer TED Talk Secret for Presentations

After studying 500 TED talks, an expert spills the beans on what makes them go viral.<p>TED talks can be amazing. People get drawn in, spend time, consider what the speaker says. Their popularity can run into the tens of millions of views. Only, not all TED talks have the same effect.<p>There are …

7 Questions That Will Make You Sound Smarter in Meetings

Meetings offer an opportunity to showcase your ability to contribute to a team positively. Here are seven questions that will make you sound smart in any meeting.<p>Meetings can be telling experiences. If you're an employee, you want to look good in front of your boss. If you're selling something, you …

What Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and 13 other highly successful tech people were doing at age 25

At the time, many were already founding or making deals with multimillion-dollar companies, or simply dreaming up how they could make their dent in the universe.<p>In other words, it varied from tech titan to tech titan, and it all goes to show that there's no one path to success.<p>To underscore that …

Silicon Valley