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23 startups that became unicorns in 2017, scoring valuations of $1 billion or more

A year ago, the venture capital industry looked like it was going to tighten its belt and bring valuations back to earth. But in 2017, venture investment continued to flow heavily and is on track to match or exceed dollars deployed in 2016, says PitchBook, a database that tracks such deals.<p>Mega …

11 Passive Income Ideas You Can Use to Make Money Without Working

Or, while you're working on generating even more revenue.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneur Network partner and certified financial planner Jeff Rose knows how you can multiply your money over time by making smart investments and financial decisions. …

Business Strategy

This Is the Job That Best Prepares You for CEO Success

Best training ground for the C-suite isn't glamorous, just crucial.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many paths lead to the CEO chair, but one individual role best prepares people to be a CEO -- product manager. This job is a great training ground for chief …

Product Management

5 books that will make you more well-rounded

Want to know one of the "secrets" to becoming a better leader? Become a more voracious reader.<p>One of the best ways to "stand on the shoulders of giants" is to read. We hear it all the time--that the most successful people, our greatest leaders, are people who read constantly (including Bill Gates, …

Is this the end of venture capital as we know it?

We are in a perverse moment in the global venture capital industry: VCs are fast coming to resemble private hedge funds, and the more money they are able to raise, the worse off startups are becoming.<p>Capital is flowing into funds of all types, yet the rate of investment is shrinking rapidly. This …

Why Some Startups Succeed (and Why Most Fail)

There is a consistent set of factors that lead to startup success and failure.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last two decades of building and running businesses, and the last couple of years working full time with dozens of startup founders and CEOs …

Entrepreneurship

28 Best Habits to Have in Business

Cultivate good habits and you'll be making progress on autopilot.<p>21 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world's most successful businesses are run by entrepreneurs who harbor the right habits to ensure their longevity and staying power in the marketplace. The …

Self-improvement

Got a great idea for a business? Before you go any further, read this

Many startups fail because they create a product no one wants. Entrepreneur Ian James explains how to prevent this<p>If you have a burning business idea, 2017 could be the year you make it happen. But before you take the plunge to launch your new venture, leave behind a successful career, or pivot an …

Startups

The Top Entrepreneur Conferences to Check Out in 2017

Conferences attract plenty of people who are doing the same thing, and once you accept that, you'll probably discover that going to events for entrepreneurs is one of the most helpful things you can do for your business.<p>I remember my first conference well. It was like I was the new kid in school, …

Entrepreneurship

The Top 30 Conferences for Entrepreneurs in 2017

Looking for a New Year's Resolution? Attend One of These 'Can't Miss' Conferences.<p>Are you looking for a big New Year's resolution that will help you elevate to the next level of your career? You should consider making a strong effort to attend more conferences in 2017.<p>Attending conferences added so …

Entrepreneurship

Oakley’s Radar Pace Sunglasses Help Runners and Cyclists Train Smarter

<b>Using state-of-the-art speech technology, these smart sunglasses come with a built-in coach that tracks workouts, monitors biometric data and</b> …

12 Tech Trends That Will Shape Our Lives In 2017

From in-ear interfaces to superhero autonomous cars<p><i>The global design and strategy firm Frog asked experts from its offices around the world to identify key technology trends that’ll shape how we live, work, and play in 2017. Below, we’ve selected 12 that are most relevant to the design community.</i> …

San Francisco

Stop Waiting for Your Billion-Dollar Idea and Do This Instead

Conventional wisdom says that if entrepreneurs want to be successful they should strive to create breakthrough tech products in new and huge …

This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

Big Data: 17 Predictions Everyone Should Read

This curated column is authored by leading business and data expert, Bernard Marr<p>Almost everyone can agree that big data has taken the business world …

5 Personal Obstacles That Limit Your Success

These common psychological obstacles hold potential business owners back from succeeding.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Though there are many advantages to owning your own business, the path to actually being an entrepreneur is not so rosy. And many of the …

Entrepreneurship

Silicon Photonic Neural Network Unveiled - MIT Technology Review

Neural networks are taking the world of computing by storm. Researchers have used them to create machines that are learning a huge range of skills …

Nanotech

3 Stocks That Could Double Your Money

Investing in the stocks of stable, well-run, innovative businesses is one of the surest ways to generate wealth. Not every company will produce epic gains, but that isn't necessary for an investor to be successful.<p>So how do you go about finding these potential opportunities? One way is to look to …

Investing

10 Reasons Why Deep Learning is Living Up to the Hype

This column is by Oliver Cameron, VP – Engineering & Product, Udacity<p>Many have written about how deep learning is taking over the world and why that …

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make While Fundraising

When a startup decides it’s time to start raising capital, there’s a lot of potential business impacts to consider. If things go well, funding can launch startups into another gear, earning them more customers, traction and publicity than ever. What many founders are less apt to discuss, however, …

Entrepreneurship

10 Success lessons from JK Rowling – “Billionaire Author” for entrepreneurs

Share58<p>Tweet<p>Share40<p>+15<p>Shares 103<p>British author JK Rowling wrote the first Potter books while a single mother living on welfare. Written on a manual …

The One Thing Your Company Needs to Get Me to Invest

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …