Christian Capistrano

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20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

Venture Capital

Coding is made child’s play by new electronic building blocks

The SAM electronic building system promises to turn anyone into an instant engineer<p>If Lego had a 21st-century facelift, it would look a lot like SAM, a new kit where the building blocks are electronic modules (or SAMs: sensor actor modules), which wirelessly communicate with each other over …

Review: Stryd

The problem with running is that there’s no way to constantly adjust your effort for best results. You often go out too slow or too fast, then feel …

7 Of The World’s Most Difficult Conversations In Recent History

You think talking at the Thanksgiving table is hard? Imagine starting any of these discussions.<p>Some conversations are more difficult to have than others. Here’s a look back on seven tough moments of interpersonal communication from the past few decades.<p><b>1. Steve Jobs Gets Fired</b> (1985)<br>John Sculley, …

The 7 Things Exceptional Entrepreneurs Have in Common

These habits, traits, and techniques won't guarantee success. But they sure increase the odds.<p>This post is going to be all about you, but first I need to spend exactly one paragraph talking about me.<p>I have a new book coming out in March--don't worry, this isn't a plug. And in preparing the …

Entrepreneurship

The advice 13 entrepreneurs would give their younger selves

While inexperience can have certain benefits (like fearlessness and confidence), a seasoned businessperson with no regrets is incredibly hard to …

5 Tech Tools Entrepreneurs Need

It doesn't matter if your startup is all about dishing up gourmet doggie treats or if you design websites for a niche market--there are a few key tech tools entrepreneurs need (or need to know).<p>Don't worry, you need to become a jack of all trades and learn these skills yourself. However, …

Small Business

3 Things Holding You Back From Getting Started

Sometimes the hardest part of your venture is the simple act of getting yourself going.<p>Ideas are a dime a dozen. It doesn't matter if you have the best idea in the world for a business or any other endeavor, if you can't turn it into a reality. The only thing that really matters for any project or …

Entrepreneurship