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How to Build a Business That's Ripe for Acquisition, According to a Former P&G Marketer

There’s an unusual story in the history of computer networking giant, Cisco, involving three engineers and $2.38 billion in acquisitions. Over the course of 10 years, these engineers repeatedly left the company to co-found three different startups. Each one received funding from Cisco and was …

Innovation

A tech investor analysed his 5000 monthly emails and explained how startups can stand out

There's a lot of advice for startup entrepreneurs who are pitching venture capitalists for funding for the first time. But VCs don't often talk about how many emails they get, and how impossible it is to manage their inboxes.<p>UK-based VC Christian Hernandez decided to do some data analysis on his …

Entrepreneurship

This Google-Backed Data Viz Platform Was Designed For Non-Coders

Flourish is meant to give journalists a way to work with data, no matter their technical skills.<p>Here’s a little known fact about data journalists: While they are masters at creating compelling stories with data and making that information accessible, they are not, by and large, coders. That means …

Want a Billion Dollar Startup? Try These Industries, Says VC who Bet on Dropbox and TuneIn

Sequoia Capital Partner Bryan Schreier shares his vision of the future for entrepreneurs.<p>Do you dream of launching a startup and having it become a multi-billion-dollar "unicorn" like Snap or Uber? If you do, there are few better people to listen to than Bryan Schreier, partner at the legendary …

Matroid can watch videos and detect anything within them

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth that times the frame rate. Matroid, a computer vision startup launching out of stealth today, enables anyone to take advantage of the information inherently embedded in video. You can build your own detector within the company’s intuitive, …

21 bot experts make their predictions for 2017

2016 was a huge year for bots, with major platforms like Facebook launching bots for Messenger, and Amazon and Google heavily pushing their digital assistants. Looking forward to 2017, we asked 21 bot experts, entrepreneurs, and executives to share their predictions for how bots will continue to …

Chatbots

Radar launches to show developers how mobile apps are used in specific locations

Location has become an important and ever-present part of the mobile app experience, but for developers and marketers, understanding the information gleaned from it and how to take action can be confusing. Radar offers a tool to take all the guesswork out of using location — it’ll take the data you …

Apps

Use the Five Folder System to Finally Organize Your Email Inbox

We’ve come a long way from the simple “trusted trio” method of organizing our inbox, and for many of us our email is as disorganized as it’s ever …

Greylock has raised another $1 billion investment fund

The venture capital firm will focus on what it knows best: Software.<p>Venture capital firm Greylock Partners — with a portfolio that includes Airbnb, LinkedIn, Instagram and Workday — has raised another $1 billion investment fund, the firm’s 15th fund to date.<p>Greylock will use the fund for …

Venture Capital

The VC firm behind Facebook, LinkedIn, and Workday just raised $1 billion for its newest fund

Two years later, the tech landscape has changed, and the legendary Silicon Valley venture-capital firm has raised another $1 billion for its 15th fund to invest in the new future of emerging technologies.<p>"Some of these spaces are more mature now," Greylock partner James Slavet told Business …

Venture Capital

Let’s Talk About Scale

<i>This is a guest post by</i> <i>Steven Carpenter</i><i>, an Executive-in-Residence at</i> <i>Accel</i><i>, and former Global Sales & Operations at Dropbox.</i><p>Scale.<p>Ready or not, …

This New App Proves Mobile Payments Are a Mess

There was once a time when buying something in a store was simple. You would give a cashier some money or swipe a card, and you’d get your thing and …

Social Media Users to Instagram and Facebook: We're Not Into It

Survey reveals users are engaging less with brands on social media.<p>Social Media remains elusive for brands for good reason; it's always changing.<p>A new survey shows that once dominant social media channels including Instagram and Facebook appear to be losing their luster for brands. It also confirms …

Google Maps Shows You What You Can Buy At Local Stores

<b>What Happened</b> <br>Following its announcement of Showcase Shopping ads, Google is making another play for retailers’ ad dollars as it expands Local …

eCommerce

Bain Capital Ventures & friends pour $11M into BevSpot to stop bars from running dry

BevSpot has found a problem worth solving: preventing your local bar from running out of your favorite tipple. Raising an $11 million Series B round from Bain Capital Ventures and other select drinking buddies, the company will be upping its product development and global market expansion in the …

These apps will help you sell more and make a lot of money

Sales is one of the most competitive fields when it comes to business software.<p>From apps that simply store sales data to the more sophisticated ones that can predict certain purchasing behavior, sales-related apps are completely reinventing the industry.<p>Apttus, a $1 billion software-maker that …

Apps

The Foundations of Mobile Landscape: 352 companies, $28B investment, $405B current value

What drives mobile success? Increasingly, the answer is changing, and fast.<p>Thousands of mobile-first startups and mobile-next enterprises have found that judicious investments in 10 key areas are enabling them to onboard new mobile users, engage with existing customers, and modernize how they …

Apps

The 10 Most Popular Startup Revenue Models

Regardless of how good your product, service, or app is, it’s only useful when you can get it into the hands of your target customers. But once …

Influencer Marketing Delivers 11X ROI Over All Other Forms of Digital Media

Influencer Marketing has been at the forefront of Digital Marketing for the past few years, but attribution modeling has proved challenging. Nielson Catalina Solutions proves that Influencer Marketing drives measurable retail sales lift for CPG brands.<p>Nielsen Catalina Solutions in partnership with …

3 Questions to Ask Before Adopting a Platform Business Model

By now, nearly every executive has navigated at least one discussion about whether his or her organization should strive to become a platform. Platform models are often lauded as the path to the next disrupted industry. Leaders struggling with how to respond to platform pressures should consider a …

Many Companies Still Don’t Know How to Compete in the Digital Age

The nature of disruption is changing. In the past, disruption occurred at the level of discrete product and service technologies that competed to offer better value for customers (e.g., 2.5-inch vs. 3.5-inch disk drives; LCD vs. CRT television; online vs. brick-and-mortar banks). Today, it is …

Microsoft's Next Big Bet Is On Bots And AI

+1<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Share<p>Pin<p>Even after the debacle last week with Tay.ai, it appears Microsoft isn’t done with bots. At Microsoft Build 2016, the company …

Chatbots

6 Reasons Platforms Fail

The success of platform businesses like Alibaba, Airbnb, and Uber is so remarkable that discussion about them often misses just how hard they are to build. For every successful platform, there are many more that struggle or simply don’t make it. Apple and Google, two of the world’s most valuable …

Taking the wrong lesson from Uber

The last few years, it’s become cliche for startups to describe themselves as “Uber for X”. With Uber as the north star, the mobile phone became the …

It looks like OpenX is one of the few net profitable companies in the ad tech sector

The company said in a press release it generated $140 million in net revenue in 2015, representing 40% in organic growth year-on-year. OpenX also reported "double digit" EBITDA, up 100% on last year, and positive net income. Last year, OpenX also said it achieved double digit EBITDA performance.<p>One …

What are people shopping for near your stores — and across America?

Today we're launching the beta of our new Shopping Insights tool, another step towards helping retailers connect with consumers in moments that …

eCommerce

Cantor Fitzgerald Picks 6 Internet Stocks to Buy to Take Advantage of Market Turmoil

Internet stocks had a mixed year in 2015, with companies like <b>Netflix</b>, <b>Amazon</b> and <b>Alphabet</b> surging 50%-to-100%, while <b>Twitter</b>, <b>Alibaba</b> and <b>Yahoo!</b> sunk as …

Ignore the Noise: These 8 Large-Cap Stocks Will Soar in 2016

<i>Editor's pick: Originally published Jan. 4.</i><p>The market opened the year on a down note -- a dizzying selloff that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average …

9 Tips for crafting a homepage that makes a good first-time impression

You only have eight seconds to impress a potential customer before they leave your site for good. What does this mean? A good first impression is …

The 10 Slides Every Killer Pitch Deck Needs

Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis have raised more than $50 million from investors for various startups. In their new book, they spill their fundraising formula to founders. Step 1 is a masterful pitch deck.<p>Longtime friends Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis are the kind of entrepreneurs who learn lessons not …