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 and Periscope: A Grown-Up’s Guide

Video-centric social media is all the rage among teens. But there are worthwhile apps for the more mature, too<p>GREETINGS, FELLOW adult! We’re here to discuss the latest development in social media: broadcasting your life. (If you’re a teenager and still reading, please go LOL in that corner with the …

Social Media

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 …

LIFE LESSONS FROM WARREN BUFFETT

Forbes chronicles the lives of many successful billionaires but few are as admired and respected as Warren Buffett. He has a Jimmy Stewart quality – he is both ethical and humble. Here are ten "It's A Wonderful Life Lessons" gleaned from the pages of <i>My Warren Buffett Bible</i>.

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

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 …

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

Jonathan Friedman Contributor<p>Jonathan Friedman is a partner at LionBird Israel and blogs about the Venture Capital Point of View at VCPOV.com.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The Erosion Of “Same Round, Same Price”<br>• What To Do If Your Lead Investor Asks For ESOP<p>A common rule of thumb among early stage …

12 Signs You're Destined to Be an Entrepreneur

Wondering if entrepreneurship is right for you? Read through these 12 signs to find out.<p>Some people think they're born to be an entrepreneur; others see it as a skill anyone can learn. Regardless of where you stand on this debate, you can't argue with the fact that some people just know they're …

5 Cities Poised To Be The Next Silicon Valley Tech Hub

As witnessed in Silicon Valley over the last two decades, Tech industry growth impacts housing values and creates a profitable environment for real estate investment. But while Silicon Valley remains the premier Tech center in this country, California’s real estate scene is over saturated.<p>Last …

Great Entrepreneurs Move From Developers To Leaders

Almost every entrepreneur starts their journey by developing a solution, based on their knowledge of a new technology or required service. Developer skills are necessary, but not sufficient, to build a business. A real business requires leadership – thought leadership to attract customers and mind …

Leadership

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

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

Monetisation firm Fuse acquires Corona Labs

Toronto-based firm Fuse Powered has acquired Corona Labs and its suite of game development tools.<p>Fuse said it hoped to promote its own array of …

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 …

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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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 …

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 …