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2017 is the year your startup gets funded

The turn of the calendar is cathartic for entrepreneurs — there’s something about starting a new year that inspires folks to launch a new startup, build a new product or raise capital.<p>If you’re starting to raise capital, this is your guide. Let’s get to it.<p>Step 1: Build your funnel<p>Fundraising is a …

How to Invest: When You’re Just Getting Started

By<p>Feb. 9, 2017 4:47 p.m. ET<p>Wall Street has an odd way of trying to get your business. The dizzying array of investment choices, mind-numbing jargon, …

Where Did Your Pitch Go Wrong? Experienced Entrepreneurs Share Their Mistakes

Oops! Even the most experienced entrepreneurs make mistakes when pitching investors. Amy Errett (CEO and Founder of Madison Reed) and Matt Fiedler (CEO and co-founder of Vinyl Me, Please) share the lessons from their mistakes.<p>Amy Errett is CEO and Founder of Madison Reed, a startup revolutionizing …

How MTV And Nickelodeon Use Real-Time Big Data Analytics To Improve Customer Experience

Viacom, owner of household brands such as Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV, is one of the largest media companies in the world, delivering more than 170 cable, broadcast and online networks in around 160 countries.<p>Monitoring of the digital networks which are used to pump their content into …

Targeted Advertising

Venture capital in 2017 is when the rubber hits the road for returns

Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson Contributor<p>Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson is managing director of Sapphire Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why founders should care where their VCs get their money<br>• Dear VCs, there’s something you need to know about raising funds this year<p>In the United States, VC …

Say Goodbye To Your Data Lake In 2017 | Articles | Big Data

The hype around Data Lakes increased dramatically in 2016, with Gartner finding that inquiries related to the term rose 21% year-on-year. However, …

Artificial Intelligence Archives - Analytics Industry Highlights

IBM Watson Studio has come a long way since I first tested IBM Data Science Experience in November 2016. The new Watson Studio delivers a more …

McKinsey's 2016 Analytics Study Defines The Future Of Machine Learning

• U.S. retailer supply chain operations who have adopted data and analytics have seen up to a 19% increase in operating margin over the last five years.<br>• Design-to-value, supply chain management and after-sales support are three areas where analytics are making a financial contribution in …

Machine Learning

9 hidden costs that come with buying a home

If you're planning to buy a house in the near future, you're probably getting your credit in order, scouting out your favorite neighborhoods, and saving up for a 20% down payment.<p>But the down payment and the mortgage aren't the only costs to prepare for when purchasing a new home.<p>There are a …

Economics

McKinsey finds it’s all talk and little action with data analytics in most companies

The volume and diversity of data have grown exponentially over the last few years. Computational power and storage have increased. Algorithms have …

10 business lessons I learned from Marc Andreessen, one of the smartest investors in the world

I have recorded nearly every workout since age 18 or so. Roughly 8 feet of shelf space in my home is occupied by spine upon spine of notebook upon notebook. That, mind you, is one subject. It extends to dozens.<p>Some people would call this OCD, and many would consider it a manic wild goose chase. I …

Marc Andreessen

Warren Buffett's Strategy to Get Income From Any Stock

Image source: The Motley Fool.<p>If you rely on your investments for income, you may limit your portfolio to dividend-paying stocks, but this doesn't need to be the case. By using a simple strategy Warren Buffett suggests for <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) shareholders who need income, …

Product Hunt was acquired and venture capital may never be the same again

AngelList’s acquisition of Product Hunt is being described as the two coolest kids joining the same team at Silicon Valley High. Startup founders already use AngelList to meet investors and raise money before launching their products on Product Hunt, the premier discovery site for the latest …

Here's what one top VC firm predicts will happen to tech startups in 2017

This November, we gathered our global founders and CEOs in San Francisco for our Accel Connect event. For part of the day, we discussed the current environment, independent of founders' stage, as well as the changing requirements for building great, enduring companies. It's a day we look forward to …

The evolution of Business Intelligence software in the workplace

The dawning of the digital age<p>While the exact origin of the term ‘ Business Intelligence ’ is unknown, there have been mentions of it as far back as …

What I learnt from creating The Data Visualisation Catalogue

Before I started working on The Data Visualisation Catalogue, my chart toolbox was limited. I knew of only simple charts like a Bar Graph, Pie Chart, …

7 tips for a successful business pitch from an entrepreneur

The business of pitching to investors can be intimidating. For many in the UK, it conjures up the bright lights and steely glares associated with the BBC's "Dragon's Den," the hit show in which budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to multi-millionaire investors.<p>But …

The 15 hottest New York City startups you need to watch

In just the last few months, we've seen the $3 billion-dollar acquisition of Jet and talks of IPOs on the horizon for Blue Apron. Silicon Valley giants like Google continue to hire in the region, and West Coast giants like Uber and Lyft are expanding their presence and fighting for turf in New York …

Browser is the new server - NodeFest Tokyo

Dr. Gleb Bahmutov PhD<p><b>NodeFest Tokyo 2016</b><p>Work at Kensho<p><i>A DATA ANALYTICS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE COMPANY</i><p>Boston / NYC<p>I love solving AngularJS …

7 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2017

The surprising result of the presidential election has large implications for dividend stocks. First, let’s stipulate this: As an asset class, stocks …

Want to Turn Your Business Around? Learn 9 Tips From This Army Veteran

The CEO of U.S. Concrete has taken the company from bankruptcy to booming. You'll be surprised how he's doing it.<p>Bill Sandbrook, Army veteran, Wharton grad, and CEO of U.S. Concrete leads one of the year's top-performing public companies. U.S Concrete's stock price has meteorically risen 2,400 …

Leadership

Now Comes The Hard Part

I write a regular leadership and management column called Manage This! So as we all take in the news that Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of …

Free MailChimp Alternatives

Easy to use, powerful and affordable email marketing application. SENDER allows you manage your contact lists, create your campaigns using drag and …

Email Marketing

datadr

Introduction<p>Background<p>This tutorial covers an implementation of Divide and Recombine (D&R) in the R statistical programming environment, via an R …

6 Crucial Questions to Answer Before Starting a Business

This guest column is by digital marketing expert, Sudhir Singh<p><i>Summary: A successful business needs right strategy coupled with right manpower. Before</i> …

Small Business

5 data visualisation tips from Andy Kirk and Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Data visualisation experts <b>Andy Kirk</b> and <b>Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic</b> – judges in this year’s Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016 – have given OJB 5 …

Clickstream Data, R Graph Gallery, and a package that will instantly increase your karma points at work!

(This article was first published on <b>R-exercises</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>To stay on top of R in the news, we’re sharing some stories …

12 Tips For Naming Your Startup Business

Finding the right name for your startup can have a significant impact on your success. The wrong name can do worse than fail to connect with customers; it can also result in insurmountable business and legal hurdles. In contrast, a clear, powerful name can be extremely helpful in your marketing and …

Small Business