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Uber Bonds Term Sheet Reveals $470 Million in Operating Losses

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 …

Demographics

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. …

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

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 expect earnings to recover from Q1 weakness as growth reasserts itself in the current quarter and …

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

In the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, we forecast 1 billion 5G subscriptions in 2023. The report also explores mobile data plan …

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

Yes. And as an angel, we can end and stop right there.<p>But…<p>Now that I'm a VC with a few good investments — and a few mistakes — under my belt, I've learned it's not quite that simple.<p><b>The other day, I got a good reminder.</b> I'd made a relatively small ($800k) convertible debt investment in a company, …

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 …

Venture Capital

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

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

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 …

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

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 UK and Germany dominated EU Tech deal activity in 2014, each seeing over 150 investments. Here's how the top 5 fared.<p>The European Tech venture …

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 …

Once upon a time, weed was a no-no. Now it's your next 9-to-5.

The grass ceiling<p>Once upon a time, weed was a no-no. Now it's your next 9-to-5.<p>The grass ceiling<p>Once upon a time, weed was a no-no. Now it's your …

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 …

Startups