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What is it Like to Negotiate a VC Round?

Over the years I’ve written extensively about the downsides of convertible notes for startups such as here, here and here. The truth is that I’ve …

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We've compiled their suggestions here in a list surprisingly diverse in genre, topic, time period, and style. Together, they form a comprehensive picture of Wall Street's in and outs, and deepen the reader's understanding of forces driving the market.<p>So crack one open. It'll help you get through …

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Intelligent machines part 1: Big data, machine learning and the future

Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicted in 1990 that a computer would beat a human world champion chess player by 1998. In 1997, that actually happened with …

Why Startups Fail, According to 13 Millionaire Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Launching your startup may well be the most exhilarating, rewarding, and terrifying experience of your lifetime. I remember that roller coaster well--there were a lot of sleepless nights in WordStream's early days, especially when I was looking for funding and the string of rejection letters was …

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