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Frothy? VC Financing and Exit Activity Hits Highest Levels Since 2000-2001 (Quarterly Report)

Things got busy in Q1 2014 as VC investment hit its highest quarterly mark since Q2 2001. 35 U.S.-based VC-backed companies went public in Q1 which …

Venture Capital

The Romance of the Homemade Candle

In the colonial era, enterprising New Englanders quickly discovered that the wax produced by boiling the prolific gray berries that grew along the …

Cape Cod

What A CEO Does

I am posting this as a MBA Mondays post. But I did not learn this little lesson at business school. I learned it from a very experienced venture …

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …

Why you shouldn’t keep your startup idea secret

A frequent question entrepreneurs have when they are just starting their company is: how secretive should I be about my idea? My answer: you should …

The idea maze

The pop culture view of startups is that they’re all about coming up with a great product idea. After the eureka moment, the outcome is preordained. …

The Management Framework that Propelled LinkedIn to a $20 Billion Company

Before Jeff Weiner took the top spot at LinkedIn, he asked founder and then-CEO Reid Hoffman three questions: “How do you want to handle …

Leadership

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

National Parks

Feld Thoughts -

Tomorrow night I’m the keynote speaker at the AllHealth Network event Like Minds…Leaders Take Action.<p>I will be discussing the challenges of …

Kurt Vonnegut

Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>July 2009<p>One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they're on a different type of …

Brain scans decode dream content

A team of Japanese neuroscientists has used brain scanning technology to read the content of people's dreams.<p>Yukiyasu Kamitani of the ATR …

talkfast.org

After Bootstrapping, Data-Mining Specialist Ondore Closes Million-Dollar Round For Mexican, US Operations

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works as a project manager at Innku, one of the top mobile and web workshops in Mexico. Follow her on Twitter.</i><p>Ondore, the leading Latin American big data analysis company that develops online reputation management systems, has closed its first investment …