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'Investors are hungry,' says startup CEO who got $50 million thrown at him

Investors still want to see revenue growth (as they always have and always will), but today they want that growth to be coupled with a common-sense business model that's generating plenty of cash and is marching toward profitability.<p>Show them that, and they'll line up to invest in your company, …

Venture Capital

The best VC returns are created at Series A.

Venture capital is a business of funding milestones. Companies raise capital to take themselves from point A to B. And most VCs invest at a dedicated …

10 Success lessons from Mark Cuban – “Self-made Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share52<p>Tweet<p>Share137<p>+16<p>Shares 195<p>He’s the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV …

How To Move From An Entrepreneur To Manager Or Fail

As a business advisor, I have too often seen technical entrepreneurs get a product or service off the ground with ease, but then struggle mightily when their business reaches a couple of million in annual sales, or the employee count grows beyond a handful. It’s at this stage that the job changes …

Entrepreneurship

Why Every Entrepreneur Must Follow the 10X Rule

Entrepreneurs and startup leaders must adhere to this 10X mindset, and here are ways to put it into action.<p>As co-founder of a startup, I am constantly juggling my priorities to focus on the initiatives that will help our company grow as fast as possible.<p>As we scale, I think about things with a 10X …

Why Your Brand Needs A Real Style Guide

A well-developed style guide is an essential tool for establishing brand identity. A brand style guide (also known as a brand book or brand guide) acts as a key document that helps content creators communicate a consistent message to your audience, so it’s a great asset for creating consistent, …

Graphic Design

Minimalist Home Design

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Interior Design

This Teenage Entrepreneur Raised $2.8 Million for His Drone Startup In-Between High School Classes

George Matus graduated from high school in May, but his schedule is crazier than ever. While most of his former classmates are catching up on sleep …

Tony Robbins' best tip for overcoming the fear of failure is backed by science

Whenever Robbins, now the star of a Netflix documentary titled "I Am Not Your Guru," is hesitant about doing something that scares him, he imagines himself at age 85, sitting in his rocking chair and looking back on his life.<p>At that point, he asks himself, would he experience greater regret over …

Self-improvement

World’s smallest 360-degree camera is loaded with big features

Previous Next<p>1 of 5<p>Currently seeking crowdfunding on Indiego, the Nico360 claims to be the world’s smallest 360-degree camera, standing just 46 …

Mobile Photography

Yes, You’re Tired of Hearing About Pokemon Go. But Here Are 5 Things to Learn From Its Success

The Pokemon Go phenomenon has swept the nation at a record pace since its release on July 6. In just a matter of days the app has moved to the top of …

This $2.8 billion startup gets all of its daily meetings done in 10 minutes

I arrived just in time for breakfast: Like I found out on my previous visit, Pivotal brings in a catered breakfast every single day as an incentive to make sure all employees are around for a daily all-hands meeting, attended by everybody in every department, at precisely 9:06am.<p>(Breakfast today …

Headphones

Sonos' first store makes the Apple Store look boring

Sonos is preparing to launch its first its first ever flagship retail location in New York City on Tuesday July 19 (101 Greene Street in SoHo, for you locals). I was able to get a tour of the location in before it opens up to the public, and it’s pretty darn cool as far as tech stores go. It kind …

How Pokemon Go Is Driving Insane Amounts of Sales at Small, Local Businesses

For $1.19 an hour, you can have more customers than you've ever seen in your life<p>The speed at which Pokemon Go has spread is unprecedented. Less than a week after launch, this augmented reality mobile exploration game has been installed on twice as many phones as Tinder, it has double the …

Face computers slowly find their place in business

Remember Google Glass? How could you not? Born with great fanfare just four short years ago, the device quickly became the object of derision.<p>People who wore them were “Glassholes.” There were hyper-privacy concerns related to wearing a head-mounted camera, and even the Glass Explorer program, …

Google Glass

10 Rooms That Do Mediterranean Style Right Photos

Mediterranean design encompasses more territory than you might think, drawing from countries in northern Africa, western Asia, and southern Europe. Although each locale has its own unique offerings, the region shares many design commonalities that are admired the world over. Whether it be an …

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston sees a big change coming to business software

According to a report in The Information, Houston reiterated this notion at the annual Allen & Co. Sun Valley Conference this week, saying machine learning capabilities that enable more sophisticated data analysis and automated predictive behavior is "something you sprinkle on products to make them …

Startups

White as a Perfect Background for a Modern Deco Design

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Interior Design

7 Apps to Help Manage Your Money

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How Niche Crowdfunding is Helping Inventors Thrive

In recent times, we have seen entrepreneurs, inventors and a new breed of business owners spring up to take the world of entrepreneurship by storm. While it might look all glamorous on the outside, there are numerous challenges faced by entrepreneurs and inventors, one of them being lack of funding …

Suiteness wants you to stay in suites instead of regular hotel rooms

Suites are a weird thing within the hotel industry. While there are hundreds of thousands of suites around the world, most are only occupied about 20 percent of the time and sit empty the rest of the year.<p>Plus, the nicest ones aren’t listed or even available to book on hotel’s websites. Brands are …

Hospitality

These Are The Largest Incredible Glass Pivoting Doors In The World

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Interior Design

Insta360 Nano Is A 360-Degree Video Camera Accessory For iPhone

You can now easily record 360-degree videos on your iPhone using the Insta360 Nano camera accessory which snaps into the Lightning port of the …

67% Say Tracking Could Improve Their In-Store Experience; 19 Million Already Beaconed

Shoppers are warming to beacons and virtual reality.<p>The majority of consumers are open to location-based technology as long as it improves their …

7 Ways to Use Excel Like a Boss (INFOGRAPHIC) - Small Business Trends

What does it take to succeed in business today? Increasingly, one of the most important skills you can have is digital literacy.<p>According to Cornell …

One of the biggest VC firms in the world just raised a $1.4 billion war chest to back the next Google

Kleiner Perkins, which backed the likes of Google and Amazon in their early days, plans to use $1 billion (£748 million) of that to back later-stage tech companies in "growth" mode and $400 million (£299 million) to back early stage startups.<p>The investment firm — described by The Wall Street …

3 Crowdfunding Secrets From an Entrepreneur Who Raised $11.5 Million

Hiral Sanghavi has killed it with crowdfunding. He’s raised more than $11.5 million for a travel jacket that has all sorts of nifty features including an inflatable neck pillow and a koozie drink pocket. Through his blockbuster campaign, which ran on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Sanghavi sold …

Crowd Funding

This Is How the Smartest Entrepreneurs Lead Teams

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Is It Time To Ditch Your Portfolio?

When I first started designing I didn’t know who Paul Rand, Milton Glaser, or Massimo Vignelli were. 14 years later, I’m still not <i>that</i> well versed in …