Yung Wu

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Male and Female Entrepreneurs Get Asked Different Questions by VCs — and It Affects How Much Funding They Get

There is an enormous gender gap in venture capital funding in the United States. Female entrepreneurs receive only about 2% of all venture funding, despite owning 38% of the businesses in the country. The prevailing hope among academics, policy makers, and practitioners alike has been that this gap …

Snapchat

Snapchat 101 for VCs and Old Folks

As the human ear ages it loses its ability to hear high-pitched sound frequencies (above 15-16 kHz) through a condition known as presbycusis that …

Social Media

What Is Your Big Data Analytics Stack?

We often get asked this question – Where do I begin? How are problems being solved using big-data analytics?<p>To answer this question we need to take a …

16 Startup Metrics – Andreessen Horowitz

We have the privilege of meeting with thousands of entrepreneurs every year, and in the course of those discussions are presented with all kinds of …

Product Management

Angellist: A Zero Capital, Infinite Carry Venture Capital Fund

This is the story of Babak Nivi and Naval Ravikant, who were outsiders in the Silicon Valley and are on to building the ultimate Venture Capital …

Buy/Hold/Sell In Venture Capital

A common rule of thumb among early stage VCs is to reserve 2–3x dollars for every $1 initially invested in a startup. This is in order to maintain ownership levels in selected portfolio companies and to support them through good times and bad.<p>Obviously, it’s not optimal to invest the same amount …

12 Signs You're Destined to Be an Entrepreneur

Wondering if entrepreneurship is right for you? Read through these 12 signs to find out.

Real Estate
Leadership

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

Experts including Stephen Hawking look at the value of human and robotic spaceflight<p>• Astronauts lift our spirits. But can we afford to send humans into space? • Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking • New Horizons probe rouses from hibernation for Pluto …

Monetisation firm Fuse acquires Corona Labs

Combined reach covers 200 million monthly active users<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Toronto-based firm Fuse Powered has acquired Corona Labs and its suite of game …

Mobile Advertising Is Exploding And Will Grow Much Faster Than All Other Digital Ad Categories

Historically, there has been a big disparity between the amount of time people actually spend on their smartphones and tablets (significant and growing), and the amount of ad money spent on the medium (still tiny).<p>But BI Intelligence expects that this gap will narrow substantially, as enthusiasm …

Digital Advertising

Apple Pay Will Change How You Purchase!

Over the years I have written about the transition from using credit cards as we know them to using our smart phone as an e-wallet at the checkout …

Mobile gaming exits hit $18 billion in 12 months

Mobile gaming investors saw $18 billion in exit returns in the year leading up to Q3 2014, according to new data from Digi-Capital.<p>In fact, the only …

Mobile Internet exits explode 700% to $94B (here are the 9 hottest sectors)

Mobile Internet exits via IPO and acquisition skyrocketed to $94 billion in the last 12 months, according to a new Digi-Capital report (free summary; full version) led by the hottest sectors: messaging, games, and social networking.<p>That’s a 700 percent boost.<p>No, it wasn’t all WhatsApp. And, yes, …

Invest now or face 'irreversible' effects of climate change, U.N. panel warns

The cost of fighting climate change will only climb if industrialized nations don't take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations' panel on the matter warned Sunday in its wrap-up report.<p>In its "synthesis report," the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that the …

Why middle-aged entrepreneurs will be critical to the next trillion-dollar business

Steve Jobs was 52 when he announced the iPhone. That was in 2007. Years later, the Apple cofounder introduced the MacBook Air, App Store, and iPad. Tim Cook, who was 51 when he took over from Jobs, is building on his legacy. They both shattered a myth that the young rule the technology …

Is Venture Capital right for you?

I often get asked about the venture financing process by entrepreneurs who are seeking venture funding for their companies. And the thing that I …

Venture Capital

Fuse Powered Acquires AppHero - Publishers Benefit from Powerful Optimized Ad Performance

TORONTO and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuse Powered Inc., today announces the acquisition of AppHero, originator of the first …

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This chart shows the future of venture capital

The dramatic drop in the cost of creating a company over the last decade ($2 million in the late '90s to maybe $5,000 today) has had an obvious …

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You Aren’t Born Knowing How to Be a CEO

Brett Hurt, former CEO and co-founder of Bazaarvoice stands before an audience of fellow Founders at CEO Summit and declares that they’re in for a …

Leadership

Will Silicon Valley's Confident Technologist Investors Save Healthcare?

“Every interaction in every area related to health is just so sh*tty,” explains Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook executive and founder of the VC firm Social+Capital Partnership. “The software is crap, the services are crap, the people are crap. So there is a lot of value that people like us …

10 Best Apps for Summer Festivals

Best Apps for Summer Festivals<p>1. Stow<p>2. Festival Ready<p>3. Forecast.io<p>4. Find My Friends<p>5. WaterIn<p>6. Camera+<p>7. Photaf Panorama<p>8. Shazam<p>9. Easy Battery …

Apps

Health care tech startup COMS Interactive grabs $21M

COMS Interactive, a startup that produces an SaaS products for the health care industry, has secured a new $21 million round of funding, the company announced today.<p>COMS’ main product is Daylight IQ, a software suite that manages health and disease profiles for elderly residents at senior living …