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Following 243 percent growth, cloud-backup startup Zetta.net grabs $8M

Enterprise cloud-backup provider Zetta.net has raised $8 million in new funding to help it bolster its backup, disaster recovery, and archiving services, the company said today.<p>Zetta.net competes with cloud-backup providers such as Carbonite and Mozy, but it differentiates itself by claiming …

CrowdIt combines crowdfunding with mentorship to churn out startup successes

CrowdIt is launching today to reign in the next generation of crowdfunding.<p>The company brings networking, mentorship, and support services to the crowdfunding model to increase projects’ likelihood of success after the campaign is closed. It went live with 150 projects ranging from someone trying …

6 Steps to a Smarter Start-Up

Innovation is about turning ideas into reality, says Frog Design's Doreen Lorenzo, but not every company has the right DNA.<p>Ideas are cheap--it's turning them into reality that's the hard part, says Doreen Lorenzo.<p>"Innovation for me is meaningful change," said the president of Frog Design during the …

7 Things Your Day Job Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

Not only is climbing the corporate ladder underrated, it's the best way to learn how to be a successful entrepreneur and business owner.<p>Maybe this is heresy in the era of the entrepreneur, but the truth is you can have an exciting, fulfilling, and lucrative career by getting a real job and climbing …

Is Wall Street the Best Start-Up Incubator?

Five former investment bankers explain how their experience at big banks helped them become better entrepreneurs.<p>It used to be that if you were young and ambitious, you headed to Wall Street. These days, those folks are running in the opposite direction.<p>In the wake of the financial crisis, loads of …

Shifting sands

TO MOST people, a computer is a device with a screen and a keyboard, sitting on their desk or on their lap. More and more of them have tablets and …

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