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The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen

It’s Zuora’s, and it’s brilliant. Here’s why.<p>A few months ago, my friend Tim took a new sales job at a Series C tech company that had raised over $60 …

Predictive sales startup Aviso raises $8 million

Aviso, which provides sales forecasting enhanced with machine learning for businesses, today announced a funding round of $8 million.<p>Based in Menlo Park, California, the startup sells software as a service (SaaS) that provides predictive analytics meant to help companies sell more. “Managers …

Machine Learning

Global Bond Rout Returns With A Vengeance, Sending 10Y Yields To Highest In Over Two Years

The global bond rout returned with a bang, sending 10Y US Treasury yields as much as six basis points higher to 2.53%, the highest level in over two …

Economics

Startups need to 'stop disrupting and start innovating'

For years, "disruption" has been the rallying cry of the business of tech. And through tech's influence, disruption has become valued in education, …

Innovation

Silicon Valley VCs are growing wary of on-demand delivery

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Michael Moritz — chairman of Sequoia Capital and one of the most successful venture capitalists in history — says a simple vision led him to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in on-demand delivery startups.<p>“The movement of goods and services and people, by easier, more convenient …

Startups

7 Financial Moves To Make Before 2017

The holidays are a perfect time for a financial check-up.<p>Here are seven must make financial moves before year end to save you money and lower your tax bill:<p><b>1. Defer your income</b><p>If you have a choice between receiving income in 2016 or 2017, you should opt for 2017 to defer the income taxes associated …

Retirement

This stock exchange for startups uses blockchain technology to make it possible for anyone to invest and trade in growth companies

Kaidi Ruusalepp, CEO and founder of Funderbeam.Funderbeam<p>Growth companies have a predetermined development path to pass through, somewhere at the end lingers the illustrious ‘exit’ or IPO. As an early stage investor you may have to sit tight with your investment for a decade.<p>With Funderbeam, it’s a …

Venture Capital

Will 2017 See Peak Fragility?

Markets remain <b>more fragile than today’s volatility levels suggest</b> according to BofAML's global equity derivatives group.<p>This fragility has been …

Stock Markets

What Is The Difference Between Deep Learning, Machine Learning and AI?

Over the past few years, the term “deep learning” has firmly worked its way into business language when the conversation is about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and analytics. And with good reason – it is an approach to AI which is showing great promise when it comes to developing the …

Machine Learning

KKR Closes $711 Million Technology Growth Equity Fund

<b>Quick Take</b><p>Publicly-held private equity firm KKR (NYSE:KKR) has announced the final closing of a new venture capital technology investment fund.<p>Called …

A Guide to Solving Social Problems with Machine Learning

It’s Sunday night. You’re the deputy mayor of a big city. You sit down to watch a movie and ask Netflix for help. (“Will I like Birdemic? Ishtar? Zoolander 2?”) The Netflix recommendation algorithm predicts what movie you’d like by mining data on millions of previous movie-watchers using …

Bond Market - The Global Bubble Is Ready To Burst

<i>Rarely do we investors get a market that we know is overvalued and that approaches such clearly defined limits as the bond market now. That is</i> …

Best Dividend ETF: 5 Contenders for the Top Income ETF

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The best dividend ETF should pay a high yield from a diversified portfolio of dividend stocks while offering the potential for investors to earn additional returns from capital appreciation. To that end, here's a list of what I believe to be the five best dividend ETFs …

Airbnb Raises $555 Million in Fresh Funding

The apartment-sharing website already has a lot of money, but they aren't through expanding yet.<p>Airbnb just got a big cash infusion -- and Google is one of its big investors.<p>According to a new financial filing, the company has raised $555 million at a $30 billion valuation, part of a desired $850 …

Michael Pento: "These Are The Most Dangerous Markets I've Ever Witnessed"

<i>Submittted by Adam Taggart via PeakProsperity.com,</i>In this week's podcast, Michael Pento, fund manager and author of The Coming Bond Bubble Collapse, …

Bank of Japan

Tasty, Low-Profile, High Dividend Stock Pays Monthly, Yields 8%

Looking for under-the-radar high dividend stocks? How about ones that pay monthly, so you can smooth out your cash flow? Many of our recent articles …

Is This New Market the Biggest Investment Idea of the Decade?

The market for biosimilar medicine could skyrocket to $20 billion in the coming years.<p>Over $100 billion in annual sales for top-selling biologic …

3 Warren Buffett Stocks to Buy in September

Image source: The Motley Fool.<p>Warren Buffett-led <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) has a portfolio of about 45 stocks, much of which reads like a who's who of great American businesses. With the market still close to all-time highs, it's only natural that some Buffett stocks look pretty …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Why The Fed Destroyed The Market Economy

<b>What Have You Done for Me Lately?</b><p>Swing voters are a fickle bunch. One election they vote Democrat. The next they vote Republican. For they have no …

Here's the truth about the stock market in 16 charts

For this post, we're going to skip the laundry list of reasons why stocks might be getting whipsawed right now. Rather, we're gonna think longer term and bigger picture.<p>Every major sell-off in history has been accompanied by a mix of economic concerns, monetary policy shifts, geopolitical tensions, …

Stock Markets

Why cash isn't king any more

A less-cash society would be fairer and safer because the more cash you carry, the more you help the underground economy, not the legal one<p>The world is awash in paper currency, with major central banks pumping out hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth each year, mainly in very large denomination …

Osama Bin Laden

Europe's hottest startups 2016: Lisbon

• <b>Population</b> 2.6 million• <b><br>Size</b> 958km2• <b><br>Global cities index ranking</b> N/A<p>When Paddy Cosgrave said he was moving the Web Summit, one of the biggest tech …

Paul Maritz's Vision For Pivotal And The Battle With Amazon Over Open Source Cloud Computing

As the third highest-ranking executive behind Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer in Microsoft’s heyday at the end of the last century, Paul Maritz learned a thing or two about cultural and technological shifts.<p>Responsible for virtually all of Microsoft’s desktop and service software, he played a key role …

General Electric

The Brazilian Economic Collapse Reaches Unprecedented Proportions

While the mainstream media was focused on today's primetime Brazilian spectacle, namely Dilma Rouseff's impeachment vote in the Senate, which passed …

R/GA launches its first UK-based accelerator for next-generation startups

Entrepreneurs and startups can now apply be part of the first ever UK-based venture program from R/GA Ventures.<p>Launched in collaboration with …

Israeli startups on cutting edge of aging tech — Jewish Journal

The world’s fast-growing over-60 population needs tech solutions for issues ranging from retirement planning to health monitoring, and Israeli …

Digital Health

Why This Founder Followed The Tech Talent To Romania (And Says The Valley Doesn't Come Close)

Where do savvy startups go when they need fresh tech talent? You’d assume that those in Silicon Valley don’t have to go very far, but not Akash Nigam, co-founder of Valley-based messaging app Blend, who has focused his talent-spotting efforts on that other global tech hub, Romania.<p>The country’s …

The Market Size Fallacy for Seed-Stage Startups

I once showed a company to another VC for an investment we were syndicating. This investor loved the team and thought the solution they were building …

16 Startup Metrics

We have the privilege of meeting with thousands of entrepreneurs every year, and in the course of those discussions are presented with all kinds of …

Ben Horowitz