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VC Aileen Lee just offered some very specific advice to female founders looking for funding

In May, at TechCrunch’s Disrupt event in New York, researchers from Harvard Business Review were in the audience, and they were taking notes. Using their findings, along with the help of a linguistic software program that scanned video transcriptions of Q&A sessions between onstage venture …

The 18 hottest enterprise startups of 2017, according to how investors value them

For that we turned to Pitchbook, the website that tracks financial investments. Pitchbook sifted through its vast database to uncover the 383 startups that received funding so far in 2017 and that sell products or services to businesses, aka enterprise startups.<p>We chose a metric called a "valuation …

9 Metrics to Determine your Social Media Marketing ROI (Part 2)

My last post was prompted by this question from Jim, “How do I know my efforts on social media are working, or am I just spinning my wheels?” As a …

10 Metrics to Track for Social Media Success

Do you want to measure the impact of your social media marketing efforts? Wondering which social media metrics you should focus on? Analyzing the raw …

19 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Startups

7 Steps to Advisor SEO Success | Investopedia

Blogging is an ideal way to reach your target audience, build interest in your firm, and position yourself as a subject matter expert. But there is …

Aussie Surge May Signal Good Times for the Global Economy

To gauge whether the global economy is finally picking up, take a look at the performance of the Australian dollar since the end of June.<p>Driven by …

Economics

This Swedish startup brings insurance to 24 million people in the developing world through their mobiles

BIMA offers what's called "microinsurance" — people can get accident or life insurance for as little as 60¢ a month on rolling monthly cover. The product offers people payouts of up to $1,000 for their family if they die, for example, and takes just 3 minutes to sign up for.<p>BIMA collects payments …

The 4 Traits You Need to Be a Great Leader

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Here’s What President Clinton Would Mean for the Economy

Donald Trump may have upped his performance in Wednesday night’s debate, but in all likelihood, it will be too little late.<p>Most poll aggregators are …

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

The Fatal Flaw That Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Shared

Microsoft entered the 21st century as <i>the</i> dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a computing device. Sixteen years later, that dominance is looking threadbare. The reason is failed leadership, and Apple – currently the dominant tech firm for the mobile era – is at risk of making …

Never quit a job you hate without first doing this

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

More than 170,000 people are coming to San Francisco for Salesforce's blockbuster event this week — here's what to expect

Salesforce's huge annual conference, Dreamforce, is coming back to downtown San Francisco for the 14th time this week.<p>Everything about Dreamforce is over the top: More than 170,000 people from 83 countries are expected to come and be part of the 3,000-plus speaking sessions.<p>That makes Dreamforce …

7 Biggest challenges faced by every Entrepreneur

Share10<p>Tweet<p>Share10<p>+11<p>Shares 21<p>Entrepreneurship comes with a host of challenges.There is so much more to starting your own business than most can …

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What Donald Trump's Disastrous Debate Can Teach Every Leader

Among the many questions raised by Monday’s presidential debate – Who won? Was Hillary Clinton wearing an earpiece? Why was Donald Trump sniffling? – …

7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

Microsoft is giving its top scientists a new opportunity to actually change the world

The idea is that Microsoft Research's biggest brains get the chance to give a short lecture with no point other than to reassure the would-be buyer that "the future is in good hands," says Microsoft Research Chief Product Officer Vikram Dendi. The researcher would give their spiel and turn the …

In a good sign for the tech industry, tech unicorn Nutanix's IPO pops a huge 90%

Its IPO popped big, ending the day up over 130%, with shares trading at around $37 compared with its $16 initial price.<p>That values the company at well over $5 billion.<p>The tech industry was watching closely. Nutanix is one of the so-called unicorn companies. It was valued at $2 billion in 2014, just …

15 behind-the-scenes secrets you didn't know about 'Shark Tank'

Over the past seven years, the series has not only picked up Emmys for being an entertaining reality show, but has created ubiquitous brands like Scrub Daddy cleaning supplies and Bantam Bagels, which recently made it into Starbucks nationwide.<p>The show is an entertainment product and a launchpad …

Why the CEO of this startup that raised $105 million tells every intern to disagree with him

Since its founding in 2011, FiveStars has raised $105 million in funding from a star list of investors including Social Capital, Menlo Ventures, and Y Combinator.<p>But perhaps what makes FiveStars more interesting is Ho's unique background.<p>After spending years at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey, he was …

The One Quality Most People Want From A Leader

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

10 Success lessons from Marc Andreessen – “Legend of Silicon Valley” for entrepreneurs

Share24<p>Tweet<p>Share268<p>+14<p>Shares 296<p>Marc Andreessen is a legendary figure in Silicon Valley — and worldwide. After launching Netscape 20 years ago, Marc …

Startups

The 7 Best Startups to Work for in 2016 | Investopedia

Working for a company on the path to becoming an industry rising star is exciting, and there are distinct benefits to working for a startup that you …

San Francisco

Shark Tank: The lost pitches

In the world of startup funding, spotting a winner is no simple task. Much of it comes down to chance. How would the judges of ABC’s Shark Tank …

Creating Customer Value by Harnessing Data - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM GOOGLE ANALYTICS 360 SUITE

To win hearts and minds (and dollars), marketers must be able to identify those intent-rich moments—when someone is looking to learn something, go somewhere, do something, or buy something … and act. They need data and analytics strategies that will show them both what consumers want in these …

How to Know Whether You’re Giving Your Team Needless Work

Is your work time taken up by mandatory tasks that have no discernable value? (Consider the iconic “TPS report,” from the cult film <i>Office Space</i><i>,</i> an ostensibly useless administrative report whose form is far more important to the boss than its content.) Or does your boss ask you to do things that …