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How to perfect your pitch deck — according to a guy that gets a lot of pitches

One of the most critical tasks startups face, is creating a killer elevator pitch — a short, verbal description of who they are, what they do, and how they are going to succeed as a business. There are countless blog posts and listicles that have been created to guide founders through this process, …

Raise softly and deliver a big exit

Jason Rowley Contributor<p>Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Where did venture capitalists go to college?<br>• ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC since 2017<p>In the world of venture capital, the …

Venture Capital

5Tips For Finding The Next Bitcoin, Ethereum, And Ripple

Bitcoin, Ehereum, Ripple, Litecoin, and a few other high visible cryptocurrencies have made early investors very rich, very quickly. And they could make many more investors rich, provided that they continue to rise at the recent feverish pace that parallels big lottery Jackpots.<p>But that’s unlikely, …

Cryptocurrency

How a Fast-Growing Startup Built Its Sales Team for Long-Term Success

It’s common for leaders of sales teams to focus almost exclusively on short-term tactics and current operations while failing to think and act in a way that supports the longer-term needs of their businesses — and it’s hard to fault them. Sales teams must meet the immediate needs of their …

Human Resources

34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

Self-improvement

How To Build A Brand In An Hour, From The Agency Behind Casper And Birchbox

I tried Red Antler’s Mad Libs-style guidelines for branding–and so can you.<p>When I ride the subway, music keeps my ears busy–but my eyes wander. They often land on subway ads: Banners that promote plastic surgery, posters that remind us to stay vigilant, and PSAs that implore us to practice basic …

Posters

The Startup Connecting Social Media Influencers With Brands

The ubiquity of social media has created a new economy. In a landscape that commoditizes mere product differentiation, brands are being encouraged to leverage targeted communities to more effectively market their offering. This represents the demand. Conversely, on platforms such as Instagram, …

Public Relations

Inside the most expensive zip code in America, where tech moguls like Eric Schmidt and Paul Allen have their mansions

From the looks of it, Atherton could be any ritzy suburb in America.<p>But it isn't anywhere. Atherton is an idyllic town located on the San Francisco Peninsula, where even modest homes go for millions of dollars. With a median list price over $9.6 million, it is the most expensive zip code in …

Silicon Valley

26 of the best business books you can read, from the CEOs and execs who can't put them down

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Company Uses Patients' Own Cells To Put An End To Baldness, Aging Skin And Tendon Degeneration

Hollywood has made movies about it. Industries have made billions from it. And if the volume of scripture is any indication, the Almighty God must have placed great value on his creation of the head of human hair. After all, He gave Samson—the strongest man of whom the Bible tells—his immense …

hair loss

The Thing People Forget About Accountability | Inc.com

While it's true that Accountability starts at the top, and that if leaders don't walk the talk, and meet their commitments, it will be almost impossible to create a culture of accountability.<p>Yes, if you model accountability, some people will become more accountable. But it takes more than that to …

Leadership

How Blockchain and ICOs Are Changing the Funding Game for Startups

For some tech firms, initial coin offerings are a way to raise early capital more quickly than they could through venture funding<p>Blockchain technology is changing the way many technology startups raise money.<p>Entrepreneurs seeking capital to build tech startups have long sought out elite venture …

Icos

The next hottest housing market in America is this San Francisco micro-hood that's so obscure, most residents have never heard of it

Golden Gate Heights, a little-known enclave in San Francisco, has been named one of the hottest neighborhoods of 2017 by real-estate site Redfin.<p>Located on the outskirts of the Sunset District, the charming micro-neighborhood has no shops or restaurants. But it draws homebuyers with its …

San Francisco

Three Simple Questions This GE Exec Asks To Solve Big, Complex Problems

GE Vice Chair Beth Comstock explains how remaining “carefully uninformed” helps her see the big picture, no matter how complex a challenge becomes.<p>Ignorance isn’t usually rewarded in most work settings. Many of us fear it: Standing up in an important meeting, unsure whether what you’re about to say …

B2B

Google Just Gave Every Startup a Huge Gift With 1 Amazing, Free Website | Inc.com

Starting a startup isn't easy. Most startup founders struggle with juggling the myriad of success factors required to get things off the ground. Many new ventures fail.<p>It all just got a lot easier thanks to Startup with Google.<p>With one fell swoop, Google just provided proven tools, best practices, …

Startups

Building Zapier Through Action, Not Perfection | Inc.com

Struggling entrepreneurs face many challenges as they try to bootstrap their way to success, but analysis paralysis may be one of the biggest hurdles stopping them from reaching their goals and keeping them in the cycle of trying to launch. Some entrepreneurs may think that if they can just learn …

Self-improvement

How This Singaporean Startup Generated $12.9M In Only 8 Months

Online ads are dead. Right?<p>Tell that to Kosuke Sogo. His company, AdAsia Holdings, has expanded into nine countries and generated over US$12.9million in revenue in only eight months. On top of that, the company received US$12 million in Series A funding, the most for an ad tech company in Southeast …

Marketing

These Are Email Templates To Use When You Want To Ask For An Introduction

Professional social currency matters.<p>Throughout the course of your career, there will be times when you <i>need</i> to ask for an introduction–even when you <i>don’t</i> want to. Whether you’re a new entrepreneur looking for an “in” with investors or just seeking a career change, you’ll need to tap your network …

Investing

These Are The Only Minimalist Menswear Brands You Need To Know

The world of Gucci, Alexander McQueen, and Ted Baker doesn’t appeal to everyone. Sometimes, all that’s required are the basics, and the confident …

Men's Fashion

Five years after its launch, website building platform Strikingly raises $6M Series A

Half a decade after it was founded, website building platform Strikingly finally decided it’s time to raise a Series A. The Y Combinator alum announced that it has closed a $6 million round from investors including CAS Holding, Infinity Venture Partners, Sinovation Ventures, former Y Combinator …

Startups

Meet the Ecommerce Guru Guiding His Students to $100 Million in Sales

What does it take to make it in ecommerce? Tanner Larsson knows.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tanner Larsson got his entrepreneurial start the usual way: He got thrown out of business school, took 10 years to complete his four-year degree, and then landed a job as a …

eCommerce

Uber Just Released Their First Pitch Deck From 2008, and It Shows What You'll Need to Build a Billion-Dollar Startup | Inc.com

Despite its high-profile public relations meltdown over the past few months, the story of Uber's rise is still a fairy tale in the startup world.<p>In less than a decade, the ridesharing platform has become the most valuable startup in the US, with a market cap of $68 billion. But, like every great …

Customer Service

'The New Hustle' Explores What It's Really Like To Build A Startup

Startups are rollercoasters. Rollercoasters with a host of aspiring founders lining up for a ride. The allure of running a startup in Australia is driven by a combination of inspiration and a growing ecosystem. The flurry of founders who have built global companies locally seems to be motivating …

Entrepreneurship

Why Buddhism is true

Robert Wright on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.<p>Robert Wright, the best-selling author of <i>The Moral Animal</i> and <i>The Evolution of God</i>, has written a new book titled <i>Why Buddhism is True</i><i>.</i> Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though.<p>Wright isn’t proselytizing or implying that other religions are …

Meditation

Google buys startup that turns smartphones into health diagnostic tools

Senosis apps use the accelerometer, microphone, and camera for diagnostics<p>Google has bought Senosis Health, a startup that turns smartphones into medical devices and collects various health stats, reports <i>GeekWire</i><i>.</i> The Senosis apps can monitor lung health and hemoglobin counts, among other things, …

Digital Health

This AI draws pretty good looking anime characters based on your input

Sketching up anime characters could be quite an intricate process – especially for amateurs. But thanks to cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence, soon there might be AI-powered assistants that can help you doodle your own anime renders.<p>Researchers from Fudan University, Carnegie Mellon …

Artificial Intelligence

Want a Diagnosis Tomorrow, Not Next Year? Turn to AI

Inside a red-bricked building on the north side of Washington DC, internist Shantanu Nundy rushes from one examining room to the next, trying to see …

I Started My Business on a Spreadsheet -- Here's Why All Bootstrapped Companies Need to Start Lean

Start small, prove out the real business need, concentrate on learning how to sell or convert and then retain customers, and you're setting yourself up for bootstrapped business success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In late 2012, I was burned out. I basically had two …

Entrepreneurship

How to Work with Someone Who’s Always Stressed Out

We all know people who seem to be constantly stressed out — who claim to be buried in work, overloaded with projects, and without a minute to spare. Colleagues like that can be difficult to work with, but you probably don’t have a choice. How do you deal with coworkers who can’t handle stress? …

Self-help

IBM Claims Big Breakthrough in Deep Learning

The race to make computers smarter and more human-like continued this week with IBM claiming it has developed technology that dramatically cuts the …

Artificial Intelligence