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How This $12 Million Startup Pivoted in 30 Days | Inc.com

<b>1. Kill a startup early if you have to.</b><p>Prior to starting Curalate, Apu and his cofounders had been working on a different idea called Storably, which was supposed to be the AirBnb for storage. AirBnb had just raised a million dollars at a billion dollar valuation. However, things wouldn't go as …

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Book excerpt: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money in Startups

<i>[Editor’s Note: Seattle-based author</i> <i>Josh Maher</i> <i>shares an excerpt from his newly released book,</i> <i>Startup Wealth: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money</i> …

Peter Thiel Explains Biotech Investing Rationale: Get Rid of Randomness - MIT Technology Review

Peter Thiel knows a promising tech startup when he sees one. The investor was the first outside investor in Facebook. But does he have the same touch …

The 25 hottest under-the-radar startups in America

We've compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in cities across the US, with a focus on companies growing in flyover states. To do so, we spoke with investors and members on the tech scene.<p>Though our list includes some big names, it also features fledgling startups, some of which you may not …

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One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors shares 8 books that changed his life

He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" like Twitter and Uber that went on to become huge companies. He is also the founding CEO of AngelList, a resource for entrepreneurs and angel investors to find each other and make deals.<p>He recently spoke with "The 4-Hour …

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Last night, the firm, which was cofounded by Netscape inventor Marc Andreessen and has invested in big names like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter, put up an excellent list of 16 metrics that every startup — and would-be startup investor — should understand.<p>For instance:<p>Have you ever been …

19 of the Best Books Written by Super-Successful CEOs | Inc.com

Business books are notorious for being loaded with MBA lard, trotting out "key takeaways" like "take risks," "build a great team," and "don't be afraid to fail."<p>But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have …

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The 14 fastest unicorns to reach $1 billion

And some of them manage to do it faster than others.<p>These are the companies that got to a $1 billion valuation faster than anyone else, based on data from research firm Pitchbook.

The 15 most influential business books of 2015

This year's top business books come from journalists, economists, and academics and explore the opportunities and dangers presented by rapidly changing technology — from the first full-length biography of tech mogul Elon Musk to the ways robots could replace workers in industries around the …

5 TEDTalks Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a big fan of TEDTalks -- they’re full of insights on everything from human nature to scientific breakthroughs to trends in design. They’re inspirational, informative and eye-opening in ways that can help you become a better person and …

What Angel Investors Value Most When Choosing What to Fund

Steven Moore<p>Despite all the media attention venture capital gets, it’s far from the most common source of startup funding. As Diane Mulcahy explained in a 2013 <i>Harvard Business Review</i> article: ”Angel investors — affluent individuals who invest smaller amounts of capital at an earlier stage than VCs …

The CEO of Blippar says he'll never sell to Google or Microsoft 'because what I'm trying to make is bigger than the internet itself'

Blippar is probably best known as the augmented-reality app that allows you to point your smartphone camera at objects and make them come to life on your screen.<p>But recently the company announced it was setting its sights on a far more ambitious project: a "visual browser" that would allow users to …

9 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Ever since he was a child in South Africa, Elon Musk has been a big reader, of everything from science-fiction novels to historical biographies.<p>The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has said that reading books taught him how to build rockets.<p>We combed through years of interviews with Musk to find out which …

11 books to read before pitching your startup

Attendees at Business Insider's Startup conference in 2012.Michael Seto<p>When seeking out your first round of venture funding, preparation is key.<p>And what better way to prepare than by hitting the books?<p>We've asked around the Business Insider newsroom and scoured the Web, collecting 11 books that …

Após estudar 500 milionários, jornalista americano dá receita do sucesso em 13 passos

Hoje, 78 anos após a publicação do livro de Napoleon Hill, o conteúdo continua atual. A obra aborda como quebrar barreiras psicológicas que impedem …

Dilma pede investimentos de empresas italianas no setor logístico brasileiro

ROMA - A presidente Dilma Rousseff apresentou nesta sexta-feira, em encontro com autoridades italianas em Roma, as oportunidades de investimento em …

10 Entrepreneurial Must-Read Books to Kick Off Your Summer Reading List

Professors at the University of Michigan<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An entrepreneur’s work never ends, so many of you might not be taking summer vacations this year. But if you <i>do</i> have a chance to escape to the beach, pool or campground this summer, you’re in luck. …

10 Companies That Are Probably Going Public in the Next Year

Former Staff Writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As so-called unicorns -- or private companies that boast valuations in excess of $1 billion -- become more and more commonplace, today’s IPO market has slowed significantly. If companies can continue to raise gobs of …

Este YouTuber ganhou US$ 7 milhões em 2014

Felix Kjellberg, suceco de 24 anos de idade, é mais conhecido pelo nome ‘PewDiePie’. Ele é o YouTuber que, no ano passado, já se sabia que gerava US$ …

Angel investing is so huge, there's a 4-hour crash course to teach people how to do it

Angel investing in Silicon Valley is huge right now.<p>In 2014, there were 2,960 angels who participated in a funding round (and by comparison, there were 822 in 2010).<p>It's so popular, in fact, that there's a four-hour class in Mountain View, California, that will teach you how to be an angel …

5 books that inspired billionaire CEO Elizabeth Holmes

Since dropping out of Stanford at age 19 to found her health-technology company in 2003, Holmes has raised $400 million in venture capital and become a billionaire in the process.<p>Theranos is founded on the idea that a single drop of blood can provide enough information for a complete, inexpensive …

Mastercard substitui senhas por selfies

No balcão da loja, após o processamento da compra, o atendente poderá pedir para que o cliente saque o telefone celular do bolso e tire uma foto<p>A</b> …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

O melhor livro de negócios que Bill Gates já leu

SÃO PAULO - Em seu blog Gates Notes, Bill Gates compartilhou o seu livro de negócios favorito. No entanto, a indicação de leitura para aqueles que …

Bill Gates divulga lista de livros para ler ainda este ano

SÃO PAULO – O empresário Bill Gates e muito mais que apenas o fundador da Microsoft, além dos projetos filantrópicos, o milionário também é …

20 books to read this summer that will make you smarter about business

'Elon Musk' by Ashlee Vance<p>Musk is the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. He says his mission in life is to prevent the human race from destroying …

Billionaire tech investor Chris Sacca thinks everyone in Silicon Valley should read these 2 books

The current generation of entrepreneurs, investors, and programmers have a tendency to live in a bubble removed from the rest of the world, he tells "The 4-Hour Workweek" author Tim Ferriss in the latest episode of Ferriss' podcast.<p>They may be more highly educated than those who came before them, …

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