Alexandra Rasch

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500 Startups Aims To Be The Largest VC Shop In The World

Dave McClure, the founding partner of 500 Startups, wants his investment shop to be the biggest venture capital shop in the world and is confused that the firm is now larger than 500 startups . It’s more like 1,000 startups, he said.<p>What might be hubris coming from any other investor is a simple …

Venture Capital

The world needs to triple its investments in clean energy innovation

The world needs to triple its investments in clean energy research, suggests a new study by the Paris-based International Energy Agency, if we’re to have a chance of keeping the world below 2 degrees Celsius of warming above pre-industrial levels — a level beyond which truly dangerous climate …

Clean Energy

How to Recycle One of the Most Common Kinds of Litter in the World

Automated Savings Startup Digit Raises $11.3M From General Catalyst

It’s only been a few short months since automated savings startup Digit opened to the public, but it’s already garnered serious interest from consumers who want more money in their bank accounts, as well as investors who think the service could eventually be a huge hit.<p>Digit operates a simple …

Personal Finance

The best restaurants in America are...

<b>(CNN) —</b> What makes a restaurant the hottest destination in town?<p>Glowing Yelp reviews, Instagram-worthy presentation and high praise from critics and food bloggers go a long way. But among chefs and restaurateurs, nothing says you've made it like a James Beard Award.<p>Since 1990, the not-for-profit …

James Beard

9 Irrefutable Reasons You Should Start a Business Today | Inc.com

Starting a business is <i>hard</i>, both physically and emotionally. Doubt, anxiety, despair--along the way, every entrepreneur struggles with those feelings.<p>So why are company founders willing to face the vulnerability, the emotional ups and downs, and the risk of public and private failure?<p>Easy. They're …

Entrepreneurship

Challenges Women Face When Raising Venture Capital

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Women start more than 50 percent of the businesses in the U.S., but account for just a small fraction of the companies that receive venture capital funding. To address this, in conjunction with the 2015 National Small Business Week, the …

Venture Capital

Daily Travel Startup Watch: Virgo, WalkSource And More

Every day we alert our readers of new startups in the travel industry being listed on AngelList, as an early information service for those who keep …

31 Corn Recipes Cornier Than Your Dad's Jokes

Grilled corn, salads, chowders, desserts, and more.<p>Grilled and slathered in charred onion butter, or stirred into creamy chowders and salads—what can't you do with fresh sweet corn? Summer is perfect for eating as much corn as possible, but before you get cooking, internalize these three tips for …

Cooking

A total body workout in 20 minutes -- seriously!

Workouts