Matt Fok

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US student debt: $1.2 trillion, and rising

US student debt remains impervious to the forces of deleveraging.<p>The latest official numbers from the Federal Reserve peg the total amount of outstanding US student debt at $1.18 trillion as of the end of the second quarter.<p>Federal Reserve<p>While most Americans have worked to cut down on debt after …

AngelPad’s Sixth Batch Of Startups Includes Companies Working On Drones, Storage, And More

AngelPad, the San Francisco-based accelerator founded by former Googler Thomas Korte, held its sixth demo day yesterday. I wasn’t there (I know, it’s super-embarrassing), but I did get to meet with Korte and partner Carine Magescas today to talk about the newest batch of companies.<p>Magescas said …

9 Key Things to Mention when Pitching your Software Startup

I recently asked a panel of nine successful young entrepreneurs the following question:<p>What’s one CRITICAL, must-include item or data point for a software startup pitching an investor for the first time?<p>Below are their top picks — some numerical, some conceptual, but all designed to leave a …

Who needs investors! Why many startups should bootstrap instead

With 500 Startups Accelerator’s new class introduction video and its notorious chant, you can’t help but wonder if the current system for funding …

European Startups: Practical Tips for Raising Capital in the US

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Brendan Gill is the co-founder and CEO of OpenSignal, a startup that crowdsources data on mobile networks from consumer smartphones. Prior to that he founded a California-based e-commerce company after retiring from a brief lifeguarding career. You can find him on Twitter as</i> …

Paul Graham: 37 Y Combinator Companies Have Valuations Of Or Sold For At Least $40M

Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham just tweeted an interesting data point about the valuations of YC startups. As of now, Graham says that 37 Y Combinator companies, out of 511 startups, have valuations of or sold for at least $40 million. Currently the total valuation for the 511 startups is …

Finding: Collaborative Economy Startups and Social Networks Intertwined | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business

I’m continuing my research on business disruptions, with a honed in focus on the Collaborative Economy, you can read all my posts on how this impacts …

500 Startups Raises $10M ‘500 Durians’ Micro Fund, Hires Khailee Ng As Venture Partner To Invest In SE Asia

Dave McClure’s 500 Startups is no stranger to investing in international startups, with about 20 percent of its portfolio of companies hailing from outside the U.S. But it’s now looking to make a bigger bet, specifically in Southeast Asia, with a $10 million micro fund devoted to the region, as …

Tesla CEO and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk: The Full D11 Interview

As CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Elon Musk is methodically and intensely focused, but in conversation he’s surprisingly easygoing and willing …

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