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New-Age Bootstrapping Is Not A Money Problem, It’s A Product Opportunity

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ben Schippers is the co-founder of HappyFunCorp where he spends his days building software for startups and fortune companies.</i><p>The tendency for entrepreneurs is to build big products. But the problem with big, feature-rich products is that they take substantial time and money.<p>People …

China’s Miyabaobei, An Online Store For Baby Products, Scores $60M Series C

Miyabaobei, a Chinese site that sells formula, clothes, and other items for babies and toddlers, has raised a $60 million Series C round from H Capital, with participation from returning investors Sequoia Capital and ZhenFund. Along with its previous rounds, including a $20 million Series C led by …

Online Consignment Shop For Kids’ Items Swap.com Raises $4 Million Series A

A newer competitor in the online consignment space, Swap.com, has raised $4 million in Series A funding for its e-commerce shop where parents can buy secondhand kids’ clothing, gear, books, toys, games and more. Though similar in some respects to competitors like thredUP.com, which also began by …

AppGyver Launches Supersonic, A New Framework For Hybrid Apps

AppGyver quickly made a name for itself over the last year with the help of Steroids.js and Composer, its drag-and-drop tool for building HTML5 apps. Today, the company is announcing its biggest product release yet with the launch of Supersonic, its new framework for both building user interfaces …

Stanford Professors Want To Teach You How To Scale Your Business Without Screwing It Up

After eight years of studying best practices for expanding a business, a pair of Stanford professors are scaling up the size of their classroom with their first foray into massive open online courses (MOOC).<p>Huggy Rao and Robert Sutton, the authors of “Scaling Up Excellence: Getting To More Without …

Peer To Peer Lending Marketplace Prosper Raises $70M

Prosper.com, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace in the U.S., has raised $70 million led by Francisco Partners, a private equity firm with Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) and Phenomen Ventures participating. This brings the companies funding to $145 million. Previous backers include Sequoia …

3 big SEO trends for 2014 that will help you win the traffic game

In the past couple of years, SEO has turned from a compliment to a curse word. From being associated with technology, to being associated with Spam. Thus, new buzzwords have woken up to cover for SEO’s reputation flaws and bring new and positive connotations into the puzzling world of online …

Optimizing Your Website for Local Searches

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Website<i>, SEO and online marketing expert Jon Rognerud shows you how to build a high-performance website and get top ranking on all search engines. In this edited excerpt, the author offers a</i> …

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