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I put $600 into a roboadviser invented by a 25-year old Stanford grad and I'm beating the market — so far

The financial markets are complicated and so most people prefer to give their money to someone else to manage.<p>When Brian Barnes graduated from Stanford in 2012, he had a hard time finding a tool with which he could invest in the stock market on his own. This prompted him to start his own online …

5 VC Clauses Entrepreneurs Should Never Ever Accept

Most venture capitalists love presenting astonishingly complex term sheets. They’re in the business of making money and negotiate term sheets for a living. They’re well versed with the potential outcomes of the entrepreneur–venture capitalist relationship and minimise their downside risk as much as …

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Eat and Drink Your Way Through 72 Hours in Portland, Maine

Did someone say summer Fridays?<p>It’s three-day-weekend season, but a short trip is no time to tackle a giant like SF or NYC, where you won’t get your bearings before heading home. Instead, you want a smaller city, where you can hit every great restaurant without getting near a rental car or subway. …

The Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Facebook Sales Funnel

Facebook may no longer be the coolest or sexiest social network on the block.It may no longer be the place where teens and tweens go to vent their …

Top Stock Picks From 4 Professional Investors Who Keep Beating the Market

See which equities they're choosing for the long run.<p>Consistency is the rarest of qualities in the mutual fund world. Managers come and go. So, too, …

10 Rules for Effective Facebook Marketing [Infographic]

"Focus on your fans first," begins a Visme infographic that offers tips on Facebook marketing, based on an article by Mike Gingerich.<p>That may have …

How the Indie.vc model is disrupting VC firms

The way technology companies grow may be broken, destructive, and wasteful. At least that’s the gospel some renegade venture capitalists at Indie.vc have been spreading. If you’re working in venture capital or tech, you might not have heard of Indie.vc yet (some partners I’ve spoken to haven’t), …

Why Private Equity Can Take A Lead In ESG

Private equity (PE) firms have an enormous opportunity to create social value and improve the environment and, in doing so, improve their financial returns. This can be done by integrating environmental, social, and governance issues (ESG integration) into all aspects of the PE process– from …

Artist Combines Passion for Math, Nature, and Art to Create Incredible Topographical Art

Made out of thousands of tiny little triangles, these delicately thatched composites strike a pleasing visual chord through their careful balance of negative and positive space. Created by LA-based artist Katy Ann Gilmore, the organic geometric images are realized through a variety of influences …

65 Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Startups

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs need to be prepared in pitching their startup companies to a venture capitalist by …

Large Penalties Await Employers Who Reimbursed Certain Employee Health Insurance Premiums In 2014

Do you have people – as in, more than one – working for you? If so, you’re probably knee deep in preparing Forms W-2 for your employees before the January 31st deadline. Well, what if I told you that when you send in those forms, unless you’re aware of an under-publicized change to the insurance …

First-time Founder’s Guide to Term Sheets (Part 3)

<i>Andrej Kiska is an Associate at Credo Ventures.</i><p>If you haven’t read the first part on equity term sheets, I strongly recommend doing so before moving on. For a general introduction to term sheets and the trade-off between high valuation and complex investment structure, please refer to the …

Young, Broke And Creditworthy

After graduating from Princeton in 2003, Louis Beryl took a job in New York City trading energy derivatives. While his new employer, Morgan Stanley, promised to reimburse his relocation expenses, he needed $8,000 to front the costs of the move–not the sort of thing a 22-year-old with little credit …

Who is Anbang Insurance, the new owner of New York's Waldorf Astoria?

Hilton’s announcement on Monday that it’s selling the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York to a Chinese buyer may not have elicited a great deal of …

A Company That Helps You Find The Perfect Credit Card Is Now Worth $1 Billion

The new funding, coming just six months after its $85 million Series C, was led by Google Capital, Tiger Global Management, and Susquehanna Growth Equity. The 7-year-old company now has raised over $193 million.<p>Credit Karma calls itself the "Expedia for financial services products." Its users get …

Buy Last-Minute Broadway Tickets With TodayTix

Mobile accounted for more than 50% of ecommerce last year, yet was just 0.08% of Broadway sales. TodayTix is changing that with its last-minute theater ticket app, and it’s making good money along the way. Six months after launch, the startup has 120,000 users, 15 employees, is making a hefty 12% …

4 Reasons Why Startups Committed to Social Responsibility Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past decade, we have seen startups rise to success from just a few dollars in their pockets, an idea and the will to do good. Their success has taught us there is no longer just one bottom line but a triple bottom line, or the …

New art installation turns light beams into 3D shapes floating in mist

This may just be the future of the laser light show. Seoul-based visual artists Kimchi and Chips recently devised a way to create floating three-dimensional objects using light, smoke, and mirrors. Called <i>Light Barrier,</i> the installation debuted at the New Media Night Festival in Russia's …

China's Richest Man To Build $900 Mln Tower In Chicago

Wanda Group of Beijing, controlled by Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, plans to invest $900 million in a tower complex in Chicago, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.<p>The 89-floor tower will be the city’s third-tallest building, and house a 240-room luxury hotel, Wanda said. Wanda …

10 Mac Apps Worth $400 – But You Name the Price

StackSocial has launched its latest Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle. This one, dubbed “The Summer Blockbuster,” features a few of our favorite apps like Fantastical, Flux, Gemini, and more. In full, it’s 10 Mac Apps worth $400, but you name the price.<p>For any price over $1, you can get Tangerine, …

March Studio adds thousands of timber planks to staircase of Canberra's Hotel Hotel

Lengths of reclaimed timber envelop the grand staircase that Melbourne office March Studio has created at the entrance to Hotel Hotel in Canberra, …

Homesnap Pro Lets Real Estate Agents Access Real-Time Listing Data On Their Smartphone

An app for interested homebuyers (or nosy neighbors!) called Homesnap got its start by allowing users to snap a photo of any home in the U.S. in order to get all the details about it, including things like square footage, market availability, and the home’s value. Now the company is expanding its …

Detroit: the bankrupt city turned corporate luxury brand

It's Friday night in the heart of Detroit at the Red Bull House of Art, a 14,000-square-foot underground art gallery carved out of the basement of a 19th century brewery. Thousands of the young, the chic and the smart have gathered to celebrate a new cycle of local artists’ work. DJ Erika is …

Inspired by Dropbox & Uber, MakeSpace may be the future of physical storage

MakeSpace thinks physical storage should work more like Dropbox.<p>The New York startup provides a substantially better user experience than traditional self-storage offerings, argues CEO Sam Rosen. The company will drop off bins for your stuff, come back later to pick up those packed bins, and use …

Chubbies Raises $4 Million Giving Bros A Weekend Uniform

Slangy marketing and a singular vision of weekend wear has netted Chubbies, a manufacturer and online retailer of men’s shorts, a $4 million round of funding from some of the biggest names in fashion and retail investing.<p>Chris Burch, the co-founder of women’s fashion accessories company Tory Burch …

24 Hot & Spicy Recipes for Sriracha Week—or Any Week

From mapo tofu to jerk chicken, here are 24 spicy recipes guaranteed to make you sweat.<p>If you haven't figured it out already, we're big spice fiends here at <i>Bon Appétit</i>. So fiendish, in fact, that we're dedicating an entire week to foods that tingle our tongues, light our mouths on fire, and make us …

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A Chopped-Up 1960s Home Gets Modernized

Located in Palo Alto, California, this 1960s home, designed by Brown and Kaufman, was in need of a major renovation. The house was dark and …

Laundry Rooms

Livr: This Social Network Unlocks Features the More Drunk You Get

<i>Update #2 March 07: It seems that our concerns about the legitimacy of this app have been confirmed by a report from Gizmodo. Combine this with a lack of response to our queries and it looks like this is indeed a fake. Sorry if you were looking forward to it, folks!</i><p>Most social networking services …