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New Clerky tools help startups hire and raise funds without running into legal problems

Clerky may not be a household name like TurboTax today, but the company’s business formation software has been called a “secret weapon” by startup founders in Silicon Valley for years. Many Y Combinator co-founders use it to get their companies started on paper. And now, Clerky is launching two new …

While only one in four startups are led by women and the investment gender gap is widening, those who fund women see greater returns<p>Twenty weeks’ pregnant with her second child, Heidi Holmes didn’t think she had a chance of getting into a highly prized $75,000 accelerator program to boost her …

Startups

UK government launches 'hunger games' to lure Australian startups to Britain

The United Kingdom government is encouraging Australian startups to enter a competition for a chance to win a trip to Britain and the attention of …

Is Brexit to blame for a sharp decline in UK startup funding?

2016 saw investment in UK startups and high growth private companies dwindle, but not all the blame can be lumped on Brexit<p>It seems doom and gloom …

Investors and businesses leaders are backing the swath of language apps, with China, the US and post-Brexit Britain presenting growth opportunities<p>Language learning is big business. Each year, students coming to study English in the UK contribute £2bn to the economy. It’s also a market suited to …

Language Learning

Brexit Hasn't Hit Venture Capitalists' Love for Britain

The U.K. drew more venture-capital investment last year than the next four European countries combined, mitigating concerns that Brexit is hurting …

Venture Capital

WeWork launches fund for UK start-ups amid plans to double its London presence

US shared offices company WeWork will almost double its space in London this year, as it launches a £1.2m award scheme to back UK start-ups.<p>Speaking ahead of today’s launch of the European part of the awards, founder Adam Neumann defended the pace of expansion of the New York-based business, …

What Any Entrepreneur Can Do to Make Their City More Startup-Friendly | Inc.com

It's easy to look at something already formed and assume that it was easy to get there. But whether it's a product, a company or a supportive ecosystem, it all had to start somewhere.<p>Cities like San Jose, Austin and San Francisco consistently grab top spots on the Milken Institute's List of Best …

Startups

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Start Leaving the Office at 2 p.m.

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

Spotify Has Acquired U.K. Music Startup Sonalytic

Spotify recently revealed it has acquired U.K.-based startup Sonalytic for an undisclosed sum. While the company isn’t giving too many details away about the future plans for its most recent purchase, the Swedish streaming powerhouse explained some of the ways in which Sonalytic’s technology could …

Playlist

8 things to understand about the current boom in U.S. venture capital

Last decade, it seemed the venture capital model was facing a serious crisis following the dot-com bubble. Funds weren’t producing positive returns. Partners were fleeing for other industries. And the industry’s very risk model was being called into question.<p>No more. 2016 was the year that cemented …

Top 2017 Startup Trends to Watch

With CES right around the corner, the biggest tech trends for the year are about to be made known. Or at least, the trends that certain entrepreneurs</i> …

Centric To Debut Business Competition Show “Queen Boss” For Black Female Entrepreneurs

(photo: Centric)<p>Call it “Shark Tank” for Black women entrepreneurs. Veteran TV businesswoman Tracey Edmonds is now bringing a business competition …

Here Are the Top IPO Prospects for 2017 | Inc.com

2016 saw a dry spell for tech IPOs, but investors are already counting on 2017 to turn the tides.<p>Already, startups like AppDynamics and Snapchat have filed to go public in the new year. And our sources tell us there are many more in the pipeline.<p>Here's a look at which tech startups are IPO …

Venture Capital

Travel Startups Announced Over $218 Million in Funding This Week

A few companies landed some of the largest rounds for travel startups this year, including Series C rounds for JetSmarter and Hopper for $105 million …

How Do VCs Raise Capital?

A common misconception about Venture Capital is that raising a Venture Capital Fund is easy. At the beginning, it is like raising a seed round, but …

Venture Capital

Cheap and accurate weather forecasting and indoor LED farms were just some of the offerings at the Nobel Week Dialogue in Stockholm<p>The ability to forecast tomorrow’s weather is something farmers have at their fingertips in many parts of the world, but in some regions weather forecasting is much …

Sustainability

RIP to the on-demand companies that fizzled in 2016

Visit the website of Sidecar, Shuddle or SpoonRocket and you'll find a broken link. Go to Washio or Karhoo and you'll get a farewell note. These companies are just a few of the first casualties of the on-demand economy.<p>With all the bombastic talk of millions in funding and unicorn companies with …

Startups

Should You Ever Take Seed Money From A Big VC Fund?

Many big, well-known venture capital (VC) funds are making seed investments: recent examples include NEA, Battery Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, and Khosla Ventures. Taking this money is a dilemma for entrepreneurs. On the plus side, it’s money when you need it, you gain a chance to build a …

What you need to know about startup boards

Every company has a board of directors — but few founders and entrepreneurs give the matter of board composition much thought.<p>Samer has been on five startup boards and has founded and served on the boards of two of his own companies; Adam is a corporate partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, …

Two Phases of Startups: Learning & Scale

Real startups don’t go from idea to success in a straight line. Great founders know they’re building under conditions of extreme uncertainty and …

Listen Up: 5 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

As a busy entrepreneur, it’s not uncommon to be short on time while always hungry for knowledge. Podcasts have become increasingly popular as a …

Launching a commercial venture doesn’t need to take months. By starting small, you could be up and running in no time<p>Business has changed. Thanks to the internet, it’s faster and easier than ever to start something of your own. You no longer need to spend a fortune on staff, advertising and …

Small Business

The Most Common Myths About Startup Accelerators — Busted

In most aspects of life, the gulf between expectation and reality is larger than expected, but that’s where growth comes from. This principle also …

Why you don't need to found your startup in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is the capital of venture capital and the acknowledged headquarters of disruptive ideas, fierce determination and hard work.<p>That aura of potential casts a golden glow on the zillions of Bay Area startups trying to make it big. It sometimes seems that if you're blessed to work where …

The 5 Levels Of Social Media Recruitment Maturity

In the world of talent acquisition, it is all about hiring the <i>right</i> person at the <i>lowest</i> cost and at the <i>right</i> time.After talking to numerous global …