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This Young Founder Built a Multimillion Dollar Business by Rejecting the Silicon Valley Ethos and Being True to Herself

Laura Behrens Wu came to the U.S. as an outsider, and admits she's still trying to find her way.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to entrepreneurship, few things are certain, but one thing you can always count on is that you’re going to hear the …

Feb wholesale prices up 0.2 pct; inflation nips producers

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.2 percent in February, a sign that inflation is beginning to blip higher for producers even if …

23 startups that became unicorns in 2017, scoring valuations of $1 billion or more

A year ago, the venture capital industry looked like it was going to tighten its belt and bring valuations back to earth. But in 2017, venture investment continued to flow heavily and is on track to match or exceed dollars deployed in 2016, says PitchBook, a database that tracks such deals.<p>Mega …

These 5 Financial Apps Will Help You Save Thousands Of Dollars Every Year

Being from the 21st century and a part of the millennial era, virtually everything is going mobile. Whether it’s getting a lift on the countless ride sharing apps like Uber, making a late night dinner reservation or ordering lunch to be delivered straight to your door, and even booking a last …

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This Startup Is Helping America's Independent Grocers Take On Amazon in the Fight for a $600 Billion Market | Inc.com

Co-founded in 2012 by CEO Nick Nickitas, a former Wall Street executive with an MBA from Cornell, Rosie is backed by investors like NXT Ventures of Boston. Nick and his co-founders are launching their second round of venture financing to help them scale up from the 27 employees they have today.<p>I …

MVP Paradox And Here’s How To Fix Your MVP Before Its Too Late!

We are huge fans of the lean startup movement. We champion it religiously to all our clients because it helps them iteratively build a product using …

Duolingo raises $25 million at $700 million valuation as the language-learning platform hits 200 million users

Duolingo, the online language-learning platform, has raised $25 million in a series E round of funding led by Drive Capital.<p>The funding takes Duolingo’s total equity financing to around $108 million, and the company said that it’s now valued at $700 million.<p>Founded out of Pittsburgh in 2011, …

Reverse Engineering A Successful Lifestyle Business: Here's Everything I've Learned From Reading IndieHackers.com

<b>Lifestyle business are truly something remarkable</b>. They allow the founders to live life on their own terms, with much more freedom from societal …

The 17 best new startups that have launched this year

Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data to identify some of the startups that had the biggest starts in 2017. Some names on the list are officially launching out of stealth, while others are still in their early stages.<p>From a VR arcade company to a …

The founders of Robinhood, a no-fee stock-trading app, were initially rejected by 75 venture capitalists — now their startup is worth $1.3 billion

It's hard getting funding for a startup, but it's even harder when the product doesn't exist yet, still requires regulatory approval, and is being launched during a recession.<p>But after 75 investor pitches, the founders of a commission-free stock-trading app, Robinhood, found a few willing 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 …

For thousands of U.S. auto workers, downturn is already here | Reuters

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (Reuters) - Wall Street is fretting that the U.S. auto industry is heading for a downturn, but for thousands of workers at General Motors Co factories in the United States, the hard times are already here.<p>FILE PHOTO: Chevrolet Cruze chassis move along the assembly line at the …

The Best Travel Instagram Accounts For Wannabe Wanderlusters

Travel brochures are out; Instagram is in.<p>Everyone’s favourite photographic social network has a unique ability to inspire wonder and wanderlust. …

The SLAP that kills start-ups - and 3 ways to dodge it

by Peter Holton<p>A couple of years ago my business partner and I developed code that could turn an unused smartphone into a cloud-based security …

All Aboard South America’s First Luxury Sleeper Train

Seeing the Andes in person is pretty damn magnificent.<p>Seeing the Andes in person with alpaca tortellini and pisco sours in a piano bar on a speeding …

GAIN's CEO on How the App Bootstrapped Its Way to a Winning Business

As the internet’s “wild west” era comes to an end, the open internet’s promise of freedom has given way to siloed social networks as the gatekeepers …

A shakeout may be coming to craft beer

While there are a number of factors contributing to the slowdown, is it possible we have reached a point where growth is about to go flat, or worse, reverse entirely?<p>Still aging well?<p>The industry trade group Brewers Association said craft beer volume growth slowed to just 6% in 2016, compared to …

The 10 Dumbest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make With Their Money

Don't waste your money on services you don't need or unrelated business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Warren Buffett is famous for saying he follows only two rules in investing:<p>Never lose money.<br>• Never forget rule No. 1.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner …

How Care.com's Female Founder Beat the Venture Odds and Raised $100 Million | Inc.com

Sheilia Lirio Marcelo knew from the start that her company, Care.com, was going to be big.<p>Earlier in her career, when she was working at a startup, her parents were helping her care for her son. Then her father had a heart attack while carrying her baby up a flight of stairs. Marcelo was using the …

$9 billion startup Stripe is automating the complicated process of starting a company

Now the $9 billion payments company has realized that Atlas is something entrepreneurs throughout the United States want too.<p>Atlas automates the complicated process of starting a company into a filling out a short web form. Atlas then takes care of incorporating a company in Delaware, setting up a …

Why Panera Bread Founder Ron Shaich Sold His Company

Panera Bread CEO and founder Ron Shaich says the decision to sell the bakery cafe to German conglomerate JAB for $7.5 billion is “bittersweet.”<p>“I …

The 17 most exciting party cities in the world

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‘There’s not a hope alive for us’: A factory Trump targeted begins its move to Mexico

The list came up Tuesday morning, near the assembly line. Twenty-three names. Twenty-three dates. And two words everyone dreaded: <i>TENTATIVE LAYOFFS.</i><p>Rexnord, an industrial supplier in Indianapolis, was starting the two-month process of closing the factory and moving nearly 300 jobs to Monterrey, …

Want a Billion Dollar Startup? Try These Industries, Says VC who Bet on Dropbox and TuneIn | Inc.com

Do you dream of launching a startup and having it become a multi-billion-dollar "unicorn" like Snap or Uber? If you do, there are few better people to listen to than Bryan Schreier, partner at the legendary Silicon Valley VC firm Sequoia Capital. In nine years at Sequoia (after stints at Morgan …

U.S. Breweries Top 5,300 As Craft Beer Makers Ride Double-Digit Gains

The number of American breweries topped 5,000 for the first time last year, with craft beer makers accounting for 5,234 of 5,301 U.S. breweries, according to new figures from the Brewers Association.<p>Just five years ago, there were only about 2,000 U.S. craft brewers, which the Brewers Association …

The US added 400,000 millionaire households in 2016

CNBC:<p>Additionally, the study mentions that "There are now 1.4 million households worth $5 million or more and 156,000 households worth $25 million or more."<p>To characterize the current period as being "an economic malaise" or "a total disaster" is in direct contradiction of the actual facts. …

Tech billionaires are moving up on Forbes' list of wealthiest people

Tech pays, it seems.<p>Forbes updated list of the richest people on the planet, and multiple tech company founders and executives were scattered throughout the list.<p>Bill Gates ($86 B) topped the list yet again — no surprise there. Also in the Top 10 are Amazon’s Jeff Bezos ($72 B), Facebook’s Mark …

Lean Startup Is Dead -- Long Live Lean Startup

In a previous post, I wrote about how large companies are poised to be the greatest beneficiaries of the lean startup movement. We are entering an era of technology that is well suited to the resources that large companies have (i.e. The Third Wave). This next wave of technology will involve …

Product Management

Big Food's Next Course Could Be Big Mergers

In late February, Unilever (ul) received a gigantic $143 billion merger offer from Kraft Heinz (khc). The move dazed some casual observers: Could the …