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How To Screen VCs For Your Start-Up

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm based in Chicago.</i> <i></i><p>I have extensively written on what venture capitalists are looking for in startups (see my definitive checklist for startup success), to increase your …

Venture Capital

THE $10 BILLION CLUB: Meet the 9 most valuable startups in the world

Then that threshold rose to $5 billion.<p>But in recent months, these numbers almost seem routine.<p>So we have raised the bar yet again. Looking at recent media reports and The Wall Street Journal's "The Billion-Dollar Startup Club" list, we have created a list of tech startups that are worth more than …

Venture Capital

Meerkat's founder talks about his app's meteoric rise, his crazy sleep schedule, and why he's not worried about Twitter's plans to crush him

Screenshot<p>In the past two weeks, Meerkat, the app that allows people to easily stream live video on Twitter, has blown up, capturing the hearts and …

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How 21 Big Tech Companies Got Their Names

Tech company names<p>The expression ‘what’s in a name’ – or the slightly more poetic ‘a rose by any other name’ – means, essentially, that a name doesn’t matter. It suggests that it’s the attributes of a person or object that will dictate what it truly is and how it is seen by the world.<p>However, in …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies Of 2015 In Social Media

From apps specializing in nostalgia to the TSA (really), the companies and organizations effecting change through social media.<p>1. Line<p><b>For creating a hypercute cultural powerhouse.</b> In Japan, the mobile messaging app known as Line is so pervasive that young people swap Line IDs instead of phone …

Startup Pitch Decks: Free Templates from VCs

Today, NextView Ventures is excited to release a pillar project in our Growth Guides series: pitch deck templates for raising seed capital. These …

#1 Nurse App in the Nation

NurseGrid Mobile is a mobile calendar communication app built to help nurses manage their shifts, connect, and communicate with colleagues. More than …

Presenting To Venture Capitalists: 15 Rules For The Perfect Pitch

Funds raised from investors for venture capital investments hit $32.97 billion in 2014, a 62 percent increase over 2013 and the highest total since 2007. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal,</i> fundraising was up across the board, with venture firms focused on early-stage investing showing an increase …

Venture Capital

6 Lessons From the Boldest Launch in Startup History

Jet.com's launch is going to be huge. Here's what you can learn.<p>Obsessed.<p>That's how I've felt about Jet.com and their audacious launch plan since I learned of it a little over a week ago. Considering that I'm raising a family, running a fast-growing startup and writing a book, it takes a lot for me …

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Healthcare Startup Noom Raises $15 Million in Series B Funding - 'Startup's Story Platform’

Healthcare startup Noom has raised $15 million in Series B investment since last February, when the company secured an already impressive $7 million in Series A funding.<p>According to TechCrunch and Mobihealthnews, Noom received its funding from Han-Sing Hi-Tech Fund, as well as earlier investors …

A Flood Of Medical Millionaires

<b>It has probably never been a better time to be a healthcare entrepreneur. Aside from being able to have a significant clinical impact, a considerable number of these healthcare entrepreneurs are likely to become medical millionaires.</b><p>The world of healthcare is rapidly transforming. New technologies …

Twitter Is In Talks With India’s ZipDial

We have heard that Twitter is making another acquisition, with international growth and mobile marketing in mind. Sources tell us that Twitter is in negotiations to buy ZipDial, a startup founded in India that has honed in on a mobile use case that is unique to its home market and others like it. …

30-Under-30er's Google Glass For Doctors Startup Raises $16 Million

Google Glass startup Augmedix announced today that it has closed a $16 million Series A funding round, bringing its total funding up to $23 million.<p>Augmedix – whose cofounder, Pelu Tran, was featured on this year’s 30 Under 30 list for healthcare — is a service for doctors that automates the …

Indonesia's CGI opens registration for Startup Incubation Batch 2015

Here are the nominees for the 8th annual Crunchies — start voting for the winners now

It’s finally here: The Crunchies nominees are in, and you can finally vote for your favorites.<p>Next month, VentureBeat and TechCrunch will be co-hosting the Crunchies, our annual celebration of tech and startups. On February 5, after rounds of nominations and voting, we’ll announce the winners at a …

Startups

10 Best Startups That Made An Impact In 2014

Startups pop up quicker than mushrooms but we’ve whittled this year’s huge crop down to our 10 favourite companies that launched in 2014.<p>Our picks range from hardware bringing internet connectivity to anywhere and changing the way we charge our devices to the site that’s itself revealed some of the …

How To Make Sure You're On Larry Page's 2015 Wish List

Here are four ways to become an irresistible acquisition target for the search giant.<p>When we received an offer from Google to buy our company, you can imagine the excitement. Like most startups, an exhausted crew of unshaven entrepreneurs had been throwing themselves at the task 24/7 and the tiny …

The 14 most beautifully designed apps of 2014

It’s that time of year again, folks, when list posts reign supreme and reflective 2014 musings clog your feeds. Although this post meets that description, rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 14 most impressively designed apps — for …

These 20 companies achieved $1B+ valuations in 2014 (updated)

<i>Update 12/29: We’ve added AdYen.</i><p><i>Update 12/30: We’ve added IronSource.</i><p><i>Update 1/6/2015: We’ve added Credit Karma.</i><p>It is really, really difficult to create a company and grow it to the point where investors believe it is worth $1 billion or more. That milestone is so difficult to achieve, in fact, that …

7 Psychological Tricks For Winning A Negotiation

This kind of thinking can mean the negotiation is lost before the salesperson has even started to prepare for it. The first war to be won is the battle inside the salesperson against defeatist thoughts. By becoming clear on desired outcomes, he or she has the greatest chance at negotiation success …

Body Language

StudyPool Provides A Marketplace For On-Demand Tutoring

StudyPool, a 500 Startups batch company that connects students and tutors, is yet another company that takes the template for building a marketplace from Uber and Airbnb and applies it to another area where there’s usually a lot of friction involved in each transaction.<p>StudyPool co-founders Richard …

Clever Gets $30 Million From Lightspeed To Become The Login Layer For Education Apps

It’s not often you hear about companies actually disrupting the education market. Conventional wisdom seems to be that due to the bureaucratic nature of the industry, it’s nearly impossible to get wide-scale adoption at the institutional level.<p>Clever seems to be an exception. Since launching …

New tips, trends, and insights from the world's leading enterprise cloud ecosystem in sales, service, marketing, community, analytics, and apps

Trail of the Month<p>INTERVIEW SERIES<p>Tips for Success<p>BLOG SERIES<p>Real Trailblazer Stories to Inspire You<p>Jul 11, 2018 By Adam Blitzer<p>For the 12th year in …

21 tools that will help your remote team work better together

Working as a remote team can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be. Here at The Next Web, much of our team is remote.<p>We have staff in the UK, India, The Netherlands, USA and New Zealand all working together across time zones successfully, even though the time differences can be confusing …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

#Appticipation: Using personas and location to give your users the features they most want, when they want them

<i>This post is</i> <i>part of a new series called “Designing for Place” brought to you by Skyhook. As a mobile-first world takes over design, location becomes an essential component. The series examines the many ways place needs to be considered.</i><p>Once a user has downloaded your app, how does it go from …

Nestio Hunts Down $1.6M In Funding From Freestyle Capital To Ramp Up Growth

Nestio, the NYC-based real estate startup focused on changing the way brokers and landlords go about their daily business, has raised a $1.6 million funding round to accelerate growth.<p>The round was led by Freestyle Capital with participation from RiverPark Ventures, and existing Nestio investors …