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To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Parenting

Veriff raises $7.7M Series A to become the ‘Stripe for identity’

Veriff, the Estonian startup that wants to become something akin to the ‘Stripe for identity’, has raised $7.7 million in Series A funding.<p>Leading the round is Mosaic Ventures, joining an impressive list of backers that include Taavet Hinrikus, Ashton Kutcher, Paul Buchheit, Elad Gil, SV Angel, ACE …

Want to Deliver Unforgettable Presentations? Use the 30-Second Rule

The secret to making a great presentation is winning over your audience in the first 30 seconds (and keeping their interest through the last 30 seconds).<p>No matter who's in your audience, or where and when you deliver it, the secret to making a great presentation is capturing your audience's …

PayPal to buy Simility, a specialist in AI-based fraud and risk management, for $120M

Payment provider PayPal continues apace with its acquisitions streak to bring more modern tools into its platform to serve its 237 million customers. Today the company announced that it is buying Simility, a fraud prevention specialist, for $120 million in cash.<p>PayPal had been an investor in …

Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?

Companies can determine whether they should invest in blockchain by focusing on specific use cases and their market position.<p><b>Speculation on the value</b> …

Blockchain

Celonis scores $50M Series B on $1B valuation

In the age of digital transformation, it’s important to understand your business processes and find improvements quickly, but it’s not always easy to do without bringing in expensive consultants to help. Celonis, a New York City enterprise startup, created a sophisticated software solution to help …

Venture Capital

How Beachbody Acquired 10 Million Customers and Reached $1 Billion in Sales

Discover the secret to scaling your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Founder of Round Two Partners Babak Azad certainly knows his stuff when it comes to massively scaling a business.<p>During his tenure as SVP, media & customer acquisition at Beachbody (the …

Customers

Best Pitch Decks: The Early Stage Pitch Decks Of The Hottest Funded Startups

What does it take to create a winning pitch deck that gets your startup funded?<p>Whether you are still at seed stage, or are preparing for a follow up series of funding, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides. Not long ago I covered the pitch deck template that was created by Silicon Valley …

Startups

The Designer Who Changed Airbnb's Entire Strategy

At the end of 2011, Airbnb was entering hyper-growth with 13 international offices and over a million nights booked in 182 countries. But instead of popping champagne, Airbnb’s leadership enlisted Rebecca Sinclair, Head of User Experience Research and Design, to lead a nights-and-weekends …

Product Management

4 Effective Business Models That Built Billion-Dollar Companies

From software that's free to virtual goods that cost real money, all the new models have their uses.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It takes more than a mere initial idea to build a successful business. To start with, you’ll need a roadmap of where you’re headed and how …

In-App Purchases

Technology May Seek To Flatten The World, But The "Digital South" Will Chart Its Own Course

With trade wars, anti-globalization rhetoric and nationalist politicians hogging headlines around the world, mercifully, there are two things that can still bring the world together: viral messages on digital media and the FIFA World Cup. In fact, the real magic happens when the two global …

Social Media

Facial recognition startup Kairos acquires Emotion Reader

Kairos, the face recognition technology used for brand marketing, has announced the acquisition of EmotionReader.<p>EmotionReader is a Limerick, Ireland-based startup that uses algorithms to analyze facial expressions around video content. The startup allows brands and marketers to measure viewers …

Magic Leap One coming this summer, will run on Nvidia Tegra X2

After a few years of waiting, Magic Leap says it will finally ship its first hardware this summer. The company has already detailed that the Magic Leap One would be shipping the device in 2018, but after scant follow-up it was a little dubious whether they would actually hit that deadline.<p>In a …

Broadcom acquires CA Technologies for $18.9B in cash

Broadcom, the massive semiconductor supplier you may remember from its failed attempt to acquire Qualcomm, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with CA Technologies, a major IT management software and solutions provider. The price of the acquisition is $18.9 billion in cash. …

Internet of Things

Enterprise software investments may be tepid now, but they’re poised to engage

Have we reached “peak software”?<p>Just like the idea of “peak oil” — the hypothetical point at which global oil production could max out — you could say we’re approaching a saturation point for venture-capital investments in software companies.<p>Recent data from PitchBook shows that venture investing …

Venture Capital

The 4 Secrets of Truly Great Leadership

You don't need to be born a great leader to become a great leader. Here are the secrets of leadership success.<p>Leaders today are faced with a business environment that is complex, dynamic, and fast-changing. To keep their organizations on an even keel, every manager has two key roles to fulfill, no …

What’s next for McKinsey? A conversation with new global managing partner Kevin Sneader

July 2, 2018 – Today marks the first working day in the office for Kevin Sneader, our new global managing partner. We sat down with Kevin to get a …

How To Know If You Should Try To Raise Venture Capital

There’s no denying that the prospect of raising millions of dollars from investors can be very exciting for a first time entrepreneur. But you can save yourself a lot of time and headache if you understand that only certain types of businesses should even attempt to pursue venture capital …

Thousands of cryptocurrency projects are already dead

Two sites that are actively cataloging failed crypto projects, Coinopsy and DeadCoins, have found that over a 1,000 projects have failed so far in 2018. The projects range from true abandonware to outright scams, and include BRIG, a scam by two “brothers,” Jack and Jay Brig, and Titanium, a project …

Bird and Lyft raise $900M, a16z launches a crytpo fund and $6B more for Sequoia

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.<p>This week Connie Loizos and I were joined by Norwest’s Scott Beechuk. Sadly, Matthew Lynley was reading slam poetry to ambivalent cacti in the Sonora Desert and thus …

Top Silicon Valley investors explain why an electric scooter startup raising $400 million in 4 months is 'genius' and worth every penny

After hearing about Bird through his connections at Uber, where Bird's founder and CEO previously helped scale the ride-hailing giant, Jordan Nof, an investment partner at Tusk Ventures, flew to Santa Monica, California, to convince Bird to take his money.<p>In their offices, he remembers seeing a …

Silicon Valley

How What3words pinpoints every spot on Earth for better navigation

We don't compete with maps. We don't compete with navigation. We just provide an alternative way of typing in an address.<p>Chris Sheldrick, CEO, What3words<p>I believe we're only a few years away from this becoming a standard, where you see a three-word address anywhere and you know what it is.<p>Chris …

Typing

Power-multiplying exoskeletons are slimming down for use on the battlefield

The technology has been long-anticipated by military commanders.<p>Dashing around a battlefield in the bulky robo-armor Tom Cruise wore in <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> won't cut it in the real world. For starters, it’s way too big. And the energy required to power something that size—via a gas engine strapped to …

Tom Cruise

How Do Successful CEOs Spend Their Time? Here's What You Should (And Shouldn't) Emulate

Researchers at Harvard made in-depth discoveries about a CEO's day, including how much time they spent sleeping, in meetings, working and well, not working.<p>In a company, you have people selected for very specific roles in specific departments, but what exactly does a CEO fall under? They're kind of …

6 Strategies For Success From An Immigrant Who Went From McDonald's Employee To Six-Figure CEO

Lenka Lutonska is a leading NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) trainer, mindset and business strategist. Based in the UK, she works with women entrepreneurs around the world to help them grow their businesses to multiple-six figures and beyond.<p>Originally from Slovakia, Lutonska came to the UK when …

Entrepreneurship

Cordial raises $15M for smarter emails and messaging

Cordial, a San Diego startup building what CEO Jeremy Swift described as a “truly next-generation platform” for email marketing, has raised $15 million in Series B funding.<p>Swift and his co-founders come from email marketing company BlueHornet/Mapp Digital, which he said gave them the background to …

How ARM Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Supercharge Its Patents

Something strange happened when Softbank bought the powerful chip designer ARM for $32 billion in July 2016.<p>When it came to doing the due diligence on ARM’s patents, the usually long and laborious process that can last for weeks on end sped through in just a couple of days. The reason was software …

Artificial Intelligence

Pardot is the fastest-growing marketing automation system, beating Hubspot, Marketo, Act-On

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Venture capitalists invested $9.5 billion last quarter, the highest total since the dotcom doom’s waning days.<p>FORTUNE — No, it isn’t your imagination: Venture capitalists are investing money at a faster clip than in any time since the final days of the dotcom boom.<p>VCs pumped $9.5 billion into 951 …