Shaz Baloch

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A $88-a-month startup that wants to help straighten your teeth just raised $15 million

You wouldn't be able to tell it just by glancing at him, but 28-year-old Nick Greenfield is wearing something on his teeth.<p>The CEO of Candid Co. is wearing clear aligners, an alternative to braces that are used to straighten out people's smiles. Greenfield's startup is one of a growing number that …

Dentistry

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

Today’s teens don’t want to be entrepreneurs. Here’s how parents can foster the self-starter spirit within them

Nine out of ten parents want their kids to start a business.<p>Teens take plenty of risks — just not in business.<p>Nearly nine in ten parents (88%) are in …

A man who sold his company for $700 million in all cash in his 20s reveals a disappointing truth all startup founders need to hear

In 2003, Expedia bought the travel website Hotwire for nearly $700 million, all cash.<p>And while at the time this was a huge deal, it was somewhat disappointing for Hotwire's founders.<p>On an episode of Business Insider's podcast, "Success! How I Did It," Spencer Rascoff, a Hotwire founder who's now …

Spencer Rascoff

What's the Difference Between a CEO and an Entrepreneur? This 1 Quality

A CEO's characteristics are very different from an entrepreneur's. Do you know which one you are?<p>Most people assume that if you're an entrepreneur, you are inherently CEO material. And if you're a CEO, you are, by definition, an entrepreneur.<p>I disagree.<p>I have personally started five businesses from …

1 Key Way to Build a Successful Startup Without Venture Capital (This Founder Reveals How)

His e-commerce company is valued at $20 million.<p>It's a big decision to fund a startup without VC funding--but considering that venture capital is arguably the most expensive form of raising capital and that it can lead to losing some control to the VC partners (#dilution), it's also a smart one.<p>I …

Why Startups Suck at Marketing

One of the biggest reasons startups fail is the inability to scalably attract customers at low cost. In this presentation, Rand covers 8 reasons startups miss out on marketing success, and tips for how to overcome these pitfalls.

A startup founder who let his employees drive his Tesla just sold his billion dollar company — and he credits these 5 'mistakes'

Ten years ago, I was a nerdy college grad with a 2.2 GPA and no real clue what I wanted to do with my life.<p>Then, I started and ran my own company, which became a "unicorn," valued at more than a billion dollars, and was, this week, acquired in the kind of massive, life-changing deal every …

Employment