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Articles about four friends joined forces realize idyllic forest retreat outside toronto on Dwell.com - Dwell

Two homes combine under one roof in this unique lakeside structure.<p>When it comes to turning a simple hairstyle idea into a bold work of art, Ahmet Bilir is the expert.<p>Modeled after the Danish sommerhus, this getaway for a Seattle family boasts lofty interiors that spill outdoors.<p>Made up of three …

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3 soon-to-be social media trends you can profit on

What is the next big wave of social media?<p>Maybe it’s Peach — or another hot new social network. Maybe it’s a strategy like posting times or text faces.<p>It’s really hard to say!<p>(And yet here I am saying it…)<p>To ride the wave of <b>the next big thing in social media</b>, it often takes a lot of …

Cloud-Based Sales Software Pipedrive Closes $9 Million Series A

Pipedrive, which offers Software-as-a-Service designed to help small companies manage and increase sales, has closed another deal of its own. The Estonia/U.S.-based startup and AngelPad alumni has raised a $9 million Series A round led by Bessemer Venture Partners, money it will use to accelerate …

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Alibaba Rival JD.com Launches Crowdfunding Site For Startups

China’s largest e-commerce companies are eager to leverage their millions of users and hoards of data for new projects. For example, Alibaba’s other businesses include healthcare management, financial services, and cloud data. Now JD.com, its smaller but still formidable rival, is branching out …

Access for investors. Empowerment for companies.

Invest In Opportunities<br>You Believe In<p>Why Invest<p>Own a Share of a Potentially Breakthrough Company<p>For the first time, investors of any income level can …

Little’s Law Is Big For Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Oguz is managing director of Palo Alto Venture Science.</i><p>Traffic, traction, growth. We all know that these terms are prerequisites to success. As we launch our startups we hope for initial customer acceptance, which would lead to traffic, traction and growth (TTG). In some cases, …

Stop Asking Me to “Sign Up”

The fate of many startups depends almost entirely on one conversion point: When a visitor becomes a user.<p>All too often, this pivotal role falls on …

'Biohacking' Entrepreneurs Turn to Smart Drugs to Supercharge Their Productivity

Can smart pills make you a better entrepreneur?<p>Around 7 a.m., Dave Asprey rolls over in bed and reaches for the pills on his dresser. There’s the thyroid hormone, the testosterone cream that he rubs in his armpits, and the cognitive enhancers phenylpiracetam and aniracetam. Depending on the day, …

Panda Reveals A Web Dashboard For Developer And Designer News And Inspiration

A new website (or Chrome extension, if you prefer) called Panda is offering entrepreneurs, developers and designers an easy way to keep up with industry news and inspiration from a variety of sources in one interface. Currently, the site features sources like Hacker News, Dribbble, Behance and …

Scout, Zuora Partnership Could Help Subscription-Based Businesses Soar

Scout by ServiceSource, a company that helps customers maximize subscription revenue, announced a partnership today with Zuora, the subscription billing service. It’s seemingly a sensible partnership in a growing subscription economy.<p>The fruit of their collaboration is a product called Scout Link …

The Best Email Designs in the Universe (that came into my inbox)

8 Parenting Books That Are Worth Reading

When you’re a parent, you live and die by your daily routine. Everyday activities like preparing lunches, helping your kids get their shoes on, or …

5 Tips for Pre-Launch Landing Pages

First things first: Creating your pre-launch landing page should be one of the very first things you do. Do it even before writing one line of …

How I Did It: Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com

As told to Max Chafkin<p>Industry: Retail<p>2006 Inc. 500 Ranking: 79<p>Three-Year Growth: 948%<p><i>In 1998, 24-year-old Tony Hsieh sold his company, Internet advertiser LinkExchange, to Microsoft for $265 million. A year later, he met an even younger entrepreneur, Nick Swinmurn, who had an idea no investor</i> …

Russian angel investment grew 4x in 2013

Russia’s National Association of Business Angels (NABA), Atom Partners, a Moscow-based investment consultancy and high-tech investor, and RVC, the state-owned fund of funds dedicated to innovation, have presented the results of their 2013 business angel investing study.<p>Tapping into a wide variety …