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Investors are slashing startup valuations—and not even Uber and Airbnb are safe

It’s shaping up to be an uneasy year in Silicon Valley. Funding has slowed, downrounds are kicking in. Once high-flying startups are cutting perks and laying off staff. They’re also afraid to pursue exits via public markets, leaving the tech IPO market a wasteland.<p>Now, investor skepticism is …

Venture Capital

Top 10 Things to Do in Napa Valley (Besides Drink Wine)

The beautiful Napa Valley, a short 90-minute drive north from San Francisco, is undoubtedly a well-sought and famous grape-growing region of …

Napa Valley

The Best Apps For People Who Don't Like Spending Money

Whatever you use — debit card, ApplePay, Bitcoin — one way or another, you’re really just giving up cold, hard cash. And with an average personal …

Personal Finance

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

Honda Aims To Accelerate Apps With Silicon Valley Developer Studio

Honda already tried funding digital-tech startups with a venture-capital arm but lately has tacked instead toward forming strategic partnerships with software entrepreneurs. The latest example of the new thinking is called Honda Developer Studio.<p>Honda just launched the new entity in Silicon Valley …

Travel Back in Time to These Amazing Ancient Cities

The world's oldest cities are once-in-a-lifetime destinations, places that effortlessly inspire awe and put you in the shoes of a time traveler. To walk labyrinthine streets, marvel at crumbling fortress walls, or see kings' tombs that have endured thousands of years is to experience a fleeting …

Ancient History

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

5 founder-friendly financing terms that give power to entrepreneurs

In the first half of this year, the level of venture-capital investment hit its highest quarterly mark since Q2 2001. Big M&A deals like WhatsApp, Oculus and Zillow have become prolific. And more and more companies are getting financing at eye-popping valuations.<p>For many startups, the hot …

Angel investors: How to find them

Navarro and Bélanger offered tips to keep in mind to increase your chances of finding angel investors and persuading them to fund your company.<p>1. …

Venture Capital

The World's Best Balconies

BAZAAR's edit of the hotels across the globe with the most breathtaking balcony views.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the hotels across the globe with the most breathtaking balcony views.

Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

The best Napa Valley wineries to visit feature a tasting room in a cave, artisanal cheese pairings, on-site sommeliers and more <i>—Megan Krigbaum (with</i> …

Wine

7 things confident entrepreneurs never do

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Sujan Patel, Entrepreneur.com<p>If you …