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What did billion dollar startups look like at the Series A?

Lot of firms have reached valuations of over a billion dollars, but many of these were not always fast growing businesses

Silicon Valley: Anything is possible in the Disneyland of startups

Talk is cheap. Many people have great ideas for startups, but it's those who follow through from idea to market who distinguish themselves from the wantrapreneurs.<p>We knew that planning a group trip from Ottawa to Silicon Valley was no different in terms of the type execution needed. It took us …

The Most Common Reasons Startups Fail

Before diving into your own startup, consider first these common mistakes that have cost entrepreneurs their businesses time and again.<p>Founders blame investors, investors blame CEOs, CEOs blame research and development (R&D), R&D say the product is fine, the market just doesn’t get it, and …

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Adorable Minimalist Illustrations Have a Hilariously Sharp Wit

Illustrator and designer David Olenick has a knack for pairing adorable characters with a biting wit. His minimalist artworks grace a variety of products like pillows and greeting cards but are most popular on t-shirts. Smiling foods, unhappy umbrellas, and puzzled dinosaurs accompany short sayings …

In the Classroom with AP Econ Teacher & College Counsellor Michael Brody

Imagine that moment when a student “gets it”—the lightbulb goes off and (s)he understands hard concepts for the first time. Real-world examples can help illuminate complex ideas in memorable ways, and that’s the goal of most of the articles in Michael Brody‘s Flipboard magazine, <b>Things AP Econ</b> …

How does funding work – Business angels, VCs and investments in Nordic startups by numbers

Inspired by an article from Founders and Founders back in 2013, I wanted to give an example of how startup funding rounds really work in the Nordics. …

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YC applications for the Summer 2015 batch are due in a week, so I thought I'd do an AMA to answer questions about applying to YC, how the program …

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Ten Things I Learned Researching Ten of the World’s Fastest Growing Startups

What high-flying companies know about growth that no one else does.<p>When we launched GrowthHackers.com back in late September we had a notion of doing …

11 startups to bet on in 2015

<b>(Business Insider) —</b> Every year we survey the field of startups selling their wares to businesses to find the ones we think are sure-fire winners.<p>These are companies with great technology, great leadership, massive investor backing, or tons of partnerships and industry attention. Or all the …

Daily Inspiration #2028

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art

For Startups: How To Generate The Perfect Pitch

<b>Guy Kawasaki</b>—who previously created this font pairing guide—is back with an infographic on generating the perfect pitch for a meeting.<p><b>Titled</b> ‘The …

Now You Can Take a Free Y Combinator Startup Course Online

Tech accelerator Y Combinator has given birth to so many of the country’s most successful startups—reddit, Dropbox, and Airbnb, to name a few—that …

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