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These 15 startups didn't exist 5 years ago — now they're worth billions

For the purposes of this list, Business Insider asked PitchBook Data to pull a list of US-based companies that were founded in 2012 or later — since we're nearing the end of 2016 — and that are private tech companies with a valuation of north of $1 billion.<p>We then ranked them from least to most …

Startups

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The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

I have a challenge for you.<p>In a few seconds, I want you to <b>stop reading this article, and follow the instructions below.</b><p>Here you go:<p>I hope my point is …

5 signs you're CEO material

Likening critical CEO capabilities, such as giving difficult feedback, to learning the unnatural motion of lifting your back foot first in boxing, he claims "it generally takes years for a founder to develop the CEO skill set." In short, Horowitz insists CEOs are made, not born.<p>But just because …

Here's what happens now that marijuana is legal in California

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Californians voted in favor of Proposition 64, legalizing recreational marijuana in the golden state.<p>The first state to legalize …

Cannabis

A travel hacker with 45 credit cards reveals his tricks for maximizing airline miles, points, and rewards

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Daniel Gillaspia is a pro at managing airline miles, points, and rewards.<br>• He recommends using many credit cards carefully.<br>• Flying out of airline hubs and using companion passes also saves time and money.</b><p>When Daniel Gillaspia isn't working as a full-time attorney in Houston, …

Credit Cards

How a new California law tries to boost electric car sales

In an effort to boost its campaign to have 1.5 million electric cars on the road by 2025, California is now only offering rebates to low- and …

Electric Vehicles

Instead of Creating an Overnight Success, Do This

The biggest most successful companies on the planet were not overnight successes. Here's what they did.<p>There is a misconception out there when it comes to entrepreneurship that all successful people "got lucky" or created an overnight success out of the blue.<p>In fact, one of the biggest companies on …

The 10 Hottest Taco Spots in Los Angeles Right Now, Winter 2016

Tacos are the gift that keeps on giving to Angelenos, as this city is never short on options to enjoy. There are dozens of celebrated places you've tried in the city, but because of L.A.'s ever-expanding restaurant scene, loads of newcomers keep cropping up, too. Here, then, are 10 of the hottest …

10 Tips For Writing An Effective Business Plan For Its Startup - OLBlog

<b>Writing a Business Plan</b> (BP or business plan) can seem daunting if you’ve never done before. Writing a business plan can help you determine if your …

Your Day Drinking Guide to DTLA Breweries

Arts District Brewing Co.<p>Sarah Bennett<p><b>Arts District Brewing Company</b><p>The Arts District Brewing Company is new, but it's already cemented its place in …

Napping at work: Why more companies are on board

A think tank in France is calling for companies in the country to let workers take a 15-minute nap after lunch.<p>Stateside, the work nap has been …

I run my own company – here are my favorite tools to manage my business, money, and life

These are the things that I use every single day - or nearly every single day - in order to keep track of our financial state, of the endless things that I need to do, of the ideas I have, of the appointments I need to keep, and so on.<p><b>Why is this important? What does it have to do with finances?</b> …

Productivity

Four Gadgets That Will Upgrade Any Entrepreneur's Life

If you're in need of a jump-start for this summer, here are the gadgets to pick up and change your life for the better.<p>With the amount of connected devices, tools, apps, and resources available for an entrepreneur, it can be intimidating finding what will help you succeed at work. What's important …

Money Mistakes to Avoid by the Time You Reach 40

We all make mistakes but wouldn’t it be great if you could avoid some common mistakes when it comes to money. Whether fresh out of school or nearing middle age, here’s a look at some common financial errors people make by the time they hit 40 and the best ways to avoid them.<p>The last thing a young …

12 Money Rules to Live By

Sometimes one-size-fits-all advice works just fine.<p>One-size-fits-all financial advice isn’t supposed to work. We’re all as unique as snowflakes, so …

Successful people share their best advice for every stage of your career

Though I had managed people before, this was my first time at a large corporation where I had several staffers reporting to me, and also had to "manage up" with a number of senior executives, some of whom were pretty intimidating.<p>The head of the department wanted me to emulate her tough, …

6 Books That Will Transform Your Mindset About How to Grow Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful entrepreneurs are readers. They understand the value a book can provide at a fraction of the cost of traditional education. Today, you can walk around with an entire college course inside of your smartphone. Digital books take …

Entrepreneurship

The 7 Stages of Business Ownership

There are seven main "stages" of business ownership, each with its own challenges and opportunities.<p>Building a business doesn't happen overnight. You don't build a business and then wait for it to grow. You start with a barely feasible idea and you nurture it, guiding it through several phases of …

10 Best Careers for the Next Economy

10 careers that can jumpstart your life and income in the next economy of 2016-2030.<p>As our ongoing train-wreck of a presidential race demonstrates daily, folks are hurting because the economy is changing and no one is offering real answers to the enduring and unsolved problems that plague our …

What My Three Years At Netflix Taught Me About Scaling A Startup

Ariel Tseitlin began working on Netflix’s cloud platform in 2011. Here’s what it taught him about culture and high-speed innovation.<p>I joined Netflix at the beginning of 2011, just as the company was making the transition from operating in the data center to the public cloud. My job was to help …

36 Websites That Will Save Your Startup Time and Money

Here is a list of some of the best sites to know. They range from project management to motivation to e-commerce.<p>If you're in the process of launching a startup, you'll be happy to know the internet offers you a wealth of resources that will make your job as an entrepreneur much easier. One of the …

Here are the powerful Mexican drug cartels that operate in the US

Virtually the entire US illicit-drug market is controlled by seven Mexican cartels, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration's 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary.<p>The DEA report notes that there are no organizations at this time with the infrastructure and power to challenge …

Gulf Cartel

Streamline Your Startup Growth Process With These 22 Tools

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At heart, a startup is a company designed to grow fast. You have to have an idea, product / market fit and some capital before you can set your sights on growth -- but once you have those things, it's time to get going. Your survival …

Marketing

200 Cyber Activists Urge World Leaders to Reject Encryption 'Back Doors'

Nearly 200 Internet and digital rights experts, companies and organizations are collectively calling on the Obama administration and other world leaders to oppose any efforts to create "back doors" to encryption.<p>"We urge you to protect the security of your citizens, your economy, and your …

Privacy

Excel is the go-to tool for finance professionals and these courses can give you an expert-level understanding

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Microsoft Excel can be one of the most powerful tools on your computer if you know how to use it. For the lay person, a …

Fantasy Football

The 11 best tech products of 2015, according to Product Hunt users

Here's how it works.<p>A new tech product gets added, and then people vote on whether they like it or not. In this way, the site functions a bit like Reddit, though there is a heavy element of curation by Product Hunt's team, which decides what gets featured on various pages.<p>This year, Product Hunt …

Product Hunt

Billion-dollar startup CEOs get trapped by their own success, says one unicorn CEO

Unicorn is the tech-industry term for startups that have raised huge sums of venture capital money and are valued at $1 billion or more.<p>Benioff believes that unicorns aren't really worth their valuations, but that "they've manipulated the private markets to achieve these valuations." He says he's …

Startups

How YPlan is building a $1B business on helping you have fun

Many companies have tried, and are trying, to remove the friction from the event discovery process. The perennial problem of what to do on any given evening may lead you to any number of sources — Google, Ticketmaster, Timeout, Eventbrite, or some combination. But one company is setting out to …

How to Build a Compelling Marketing Plan for Your Startup

This is the 2nd installment of a 3-Part Series on how to build a compelling and investment-worthy business plan.<p>This 3-part series is intended to illuminate what goes into developing a superior business plan-one worth funding. I hope that you enjoyed Part I of the series last week. In this …

Marketing