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The Most Entrepreneurial Group in America Wasn't Born in America | Inc.com

The arguments against low-skilled immigrants are familiar: They take American jobs, gobble up government handouts, and wreck communities. But research by the AEI, the Partnership for a New Economy, and others shows that the majority of low-skilled immigrants are a lot more like Derek Cha's …

Uber Isn’t Worth $17 Billion

Earlier this month, investors poured $1.2 billion into Uber, a tech company whose smartphone app connects taxi drivers to passengers. The share of …

2014 CNBC's Disruptor 50

In the second annual Disruptor 50 list, CNBC features private companies in 27 industries—from aerospace to enterprise software to retail—whose …

A Short Guide to Impact Investing

This guide, updated in October 2015, is intended to help bring newcomers into the game. We hope it helps high net worth individuals, family offices …

Why We’re in a New Gilded Age

Capital in the Twenty-First Century<p>by Thomas Piketty, translated from the French by Arthur Goldhammer<p>Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 685 pp., …

Wall Street's Brightest Minds Reveal THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARTS IN THE WORLD

We asked our favorite portfolio managers, strategists, analysts, and economists across the Street for the charts they deem the most important right now. This is what they sent us.<p>Much of the focus is on the amount of slack left in the labor market and the U.S. economy in general. Many are focused …

How to Build a Tech Ecosystem In Your City

<i>Carlos Eduardo Espinal is a partner at Seedcamp, an early stage mentoring and investment program that engages startups through monthly Seedcamp Events.</i><p>I’m continuously excited when I hear about how many new ecosystems are evolving and growing across Europe and around the world. It truly is an …

Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview

At 58, Bill Gates is not only the richest man in the world, with a fortune that now exceeds $76 billion, but he may also be the most optimistic. In …

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Introducing the first app store & development platform for commerce

BigCommerce News / Product News<p>Introducing the first app store and development platform built just for commerce<p>Mitchell Harper / 4 min read<p>Table of …

How Silicon Valley Became The Man

Silicon Valley has been taking a lot of heat lately for its power and elitism. That’s only natural for a region that has rapidly gained enormous economic and cultural clout. But it seems especially ironic that this is happening in the San Francisco Bay area, that one-time headquarters of flower …

All men are created unequal

INEQUALITY is one of the most controversial attributes of capitalism. Early in the industrial revolution stagnant wages and concentrated wealth led …

Why Introverts and Comedians Make Great Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Talking about success in the business world -- whether it's making it to the corner office or founding a tech startup -- often revolves around a series of well-worn tropes: "Think outside the box," "Grow or die," and maybe the worst, …

Why Most Startups Fail at Acquiring New Customers (and how you can succeed!)

Draft presentation slides for my Stanford class on customer acquisition and sales. Overview on why most startups fail at acquiring customers. Covers: LTV, CAC, sales, and a number of other customer channels such as SEM, pay per install, PR, social media, and others.

Twitter to join SP 500, shares up 4% after hours

Jun 4, 2018<br>9:18 PM<p>Federal prosecutors working with special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday accused Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, of attempting to tamper with witnesses in his trial. In court documents released late Monday, prosecutors said Manafort called and sent …

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Venture capital in an age of algorithms

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>We live in an age of algorithms. Cheap computing and abundant software have brought huge advances in all kinds of fields. …

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB.</i> …

Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They’re in Theaters

Netflix made a splash this year by creating its own TV shows and delivering them over the Web. Now it’s toying with the same idea for movies.<p>This …

13 Industries that Tech Founders Should Watch

Savvy founders don’t just focus on iterating their own products – they look to other industries and niches for inspiration and opportunity as well. Whether you’re looking for new ways to scale growth or simply trying to figure out where the competition’s headed, staying nimble is key.<p>To find out …

Bitcoin Market Summary - Spark Capital - Produced by Oxana Kunets

This is an analysis by Oxana Kunets, a Columbia GSB MBA that Spark Capital hired on HourlyNerd to study the Bitcoin market. It's a summary of: 1) what is bitcoin, 2) the companies in the space, and 3) concluding investment thesis recommendations.

Decision Making Speed of Big Funds vs. Seed Funds

I’ve been hearing a similar lament recently from founders of seed stage companies. It goes something like this:<p><i>“I thought seed funds would be faster</i> …

Day traders, angels and venture capital: The internet changes everything, including money

Advertisement<p>33 Comments<p>London is the grandfather of economic excess and perhaps an appropriate role model for New York and San Francisco, the new …

12 Awesome Social Media Facts and Statistics for 2013

As the world continues to embrace social media the ways we use the social networks are becoming clearer.<p>Twitter with its short and snappy messaging …

Give Back? Yes, It's Time For The 99% To Give Back To The 1%

It’s time to gore another collectivist sacred cow. This time it’s the popular idea that the successful are obliged to “give back to the community.” That oft-heard claim assumes that the wealth of high-earners is taken away from “the community.” And beneath that lies the perverted Marxist notion …

The cult of home ownership is dangerous and damaging

You would think that the residential property bubble and subsequent crisis of the past decade would make people leery of widespread home ownership, …