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Uber Bonds Term Sheet Reveals $470 Million in Operating Losses - Bloomberg

Uber Technologies Inc. is telling prospective investors that it generates $470 million in operating losses on $415 million in revenue, according to a …

How Millennials Are Changing the Rules at Work

It's not your dad's workplace anymore.<p>We hear a lot about what Millennials want and how they are different from Gen-Xers and (especially) baby boomers. While we need to be careful to not stereotype any person, we can definitely say that, as of late, the rules have changed. Here are 5 things that …

Millennials

Meet the incubator which creates founding teams from scratch

When you enter Entrepreneur First’s (EF.) London Bridge headquarters, you are confronted by an energetic hum.<p>Its low ceilings and exposed brick walls …

The (lack of) app store metrics

Apple and Google both give headline statistics of how well their respective app stores are doing, generally at their summer developer conferences. …

Apps

New AAP Figures Show Ebook Growth Mostly Flat

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) introduces new, full-year snapshot of the U.S. book market in 2014.The program, called StatShot Annual, …

Publishing

A Snapshot of Venture Capital Returns

For all their braying about efficiency and the magic of open markets, venture capitalists are notoriously secretive about the only thing that …

Venture Capital

One of Wall Street's top bulls just circulated this fantastic presentation on the markets

Oppenheimer's John Stoltzfus is one of the most bullish stock market strategists on Wall Street.<p>He sees the S&P 500 ending 2015 at 2,311, after making one of the most accurate calls of 2014.<p>Stoltzfus is out with his monthly chartbook for June – in time for a midyear assessment of the economy.<p>"We …

Markets

Supercell's CEO reveals the culture he built to produce a £2.5 billion company in 2 years

"The best people make the best games," says Ilkka Paananen, founder of Finnish gaming startup Supercell. "It sounds simple and perhaps naive, but if …

Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them

DocSend, a startup that provides people with a secure and private way of sharing files like offer letters or legal agreements, studied more than 200 pitchdecks to figure out the right way to graduate from bootstrapped to seed-funded, or from angels to a Series A.<p>They partnered with Harvard Business …

Venture Capital

Ericsson Mobility Report – Ericsson

Download the regional reports<p>Western Europe pdf, 202 kB<br>• Central and Eastern Europe pdf, 209 kB<br>• Latin America pdf, 168 kB<br>• Sub-Saharan Africa pdf, 178 …

Can Singapore deliver its smart nation goals?

Singapore was founded in 1819 and between the years of 1824 and 1963 was under the control of the United Kingdom.<p>At the point in which it gained its …

What an investor really thinks about convertible debt and your startup's term sheet

In the annals of Blog Posts About Things I Don’t Care About Convertible Debt versus Equity is high on the Top 10 List. It’s not higher than How to Have a Great Board Meeting, but it’s high up there. I mean, whatever, right? All that matters is investing in great companies at a fair, …

Startups

Barclays | UK’s first fast growth technology fund, as Barclays injects £100m into fast growth technology companies | Barclays Media Centre

In a UK first, Barclays is launching a new £100m fund today to help fast growing technology businesses accelerate to the next level.<p>The new drive …

London VC Felix Capital raises oversubscribed $120m fund

There's no shortage of activity in the European VC landscape so close to summer break. In the space of a week, German entrepreneur Felix Petersen …

Google Photos Reminder: Smile, It’s Free — You’re The Product!

At its I/O developer conference last week Google announced a big revamp of its cloud-based photo sharing and storage product, uncoupling it from the Google+ social network, where usage was inevitably constrained, and sending it winging its way onto the wider web and iOS as a standalone app.<p>Its …

Google Photos

BGF launches largest venture fund for UK businesses

​BGF (Business Growth Fund) is launching the largest ever venture capital fund dedicated to earlier stage UK technology companies. The GBP200m fund …

Demented, Dying, but on Trial, the Last Nazis Reveal Their True Evil

The trial of the SS bookkeeper from Auschwitz exposes not only the banality but the bean-counting that was integral to the Holocaust.<p>As the trial of Oskar Gröning, the 93-year-old bookkeeper of Auschwitz, drags on, the old man appears to be fading fast.<p>Week after week the German court reveals in …

European History

The Free Encryption App That Wants to Replace Gmail, Dropbox, and HipChat

Cryptographers devote their careers to the science of securing your communications. Twenty-four-year-old Nadim Kobeissi has devoted his to the art of …

47 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Winter 2015 Demo Day 2

Y Combinator got so big, it had to split its Demo Day in two. During today’s second wave we saw a variety of promising biotech, marketplace, enterprise, and financial tech startups. Yesterday we chronicled 50 consumer, B2B, developer, and hardware companies.<p>With bigger and bigger batches, the …

Startups

Top 10 Y Combinator W15 Demo Day Startups – Sorted By The Growth Score

Today, Y Combinator, is hosting their Demo Day for Batch W15 (Winter 2015). These companies will be pitching their products to an audience of VCs, …

The Fuzzy, Insane Math That's Creating So Many Billion-Dollar Tech Companies - Bloomberg

Snapchat, the photo-messaging app raising cash at a $15 billion valuation, probably isn't actually <i>worth</i> more than Clorox or Campbell Soup. So where …

How To Play VC Poker With Billions In The Pot

As the ranks of super unicorns continue to grow, such as with Pinterest’s shiny new $11 billion valuation, analysts are increasingly scrutinizing these prices and whether they signal a new tech bubble. Bill Gurley, the Uber investor and partner at Benchmark, argued at SXSW this week that there will …

Venture Capital

Hunting with the hounds

<i>(Picture of Rahul Sharma by Pradeep Gaur / Mint)</i><p>On September 15, 2014, Sundar Pichai, arguably the second most important Google executive today after …

Top 5 European Countries for Tech Venture Capital

The European Tech venture capital landscape continued to be dominated by its main hubs in 2014 as the UK and Germany were the only European countries …

Yahoo Introduces Password-Free Login — Just Don’t Lose Your Phone

Yahoo wants to end your dependency on memorizing passwords — or creating crap ones that can be guessed or hacked — after it introduced a new “on-demand” system that sends a one-time password when you need to log in.<p>The new approach is designed to increase security and make your Yahoo account less …

Encryption

The grass ceiling

Once upon a time, weed was a no-no. Now it's your next 9-to-5.<p>You could call it a budding industry, this one.<p>With the spread of legalization — medically and now recreationally — the marijuana industry is exploding. With that growth, companies and entrepreneurs are creating brand new jobs no one's …

Cannabis

Gigaom: The Life and Death of a Venture Funded Media Startup

As most know, we lost Gigaom last week. It was a sudden passing of a widely beloved tech media company, and it’s been touching to watch the Twitter …