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6 Newly Funded Tech Startups That Aim to Alter Digital Marketing

Whether investor cash can continue to be poured into marketing and advertising technology startups at the break-neck speed we’ve seen in recent years …

The 1 Thing to Do If You Want to Grow Your Startup Quickly: Hire a CFO

A great CFO is much more than a spreadsheet wrangler -- they help set corporate strategy, manage resources, and bring the CEO's vision to life.<p>What is the most common reason start-ups die? They run out of cash.<p>In a steady, predictable business, it may seem like a simple thing to create a financial …

5 actually useful tips on how to grow your startup

How many startups launched last year? How many of them succeeded?<p>Some data suggests that up to 95 percent of startups fail, but it’s difficult to exactly pinpoint why it happens. Some of them fail simply because they didn’t create something people want, while great many vanish due to the wrong …

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Marketing tech startup Appboy raises $50M Series D led by Iconiq Capital

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Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Cycle Computing, a twelve-year-old Connecticut-based company that focuses on helping enterprises orchestrate high-performance computing jobs, large data workloads and other “big computing” jobs in the cloud. The financial details of the deal were not …

Tableau Acquires Natural Language Query Startup ClearGraph

<b>Quick Take</b><p>Tableau Software (DATA) has acquired natural language query startup ClearGraph for an undisclosed amount.<p>ClearGraph uses natural language …

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Blockchain startup to establish VC fund off the back of an initial coin offering

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Tezos, a Switzerland-based blockchain technology startup, raised a record-setting amount via an initial coin offering (ICO) in July, and has now revealed that it will use $50 …

Mulesoft Down, But Still Above Its IPO Price: Should You Buy?

Mulesoft's stock sold off after its recent earnings, but long-term investors shouldn't panic.<p><b>Mulesoft</b> (NYSE:MULE) the innovator behind Application …

Meltwater bolsters its machine learning portfolio with Cosmify acquisition

Media intelligence company Meltwater announced today that it has acquired Cosmify, a San Francisco-based data analysis startup. The price of the acquisition has not been disclosed, but Meltwater told VentureBeat that it has bought the startup’s intellectual property (IP) and is bringing the Cosmify …

Sales tech startup Outreach lands new Seattle HQ in former Tableau space with room to grow

Seattle sales software startup Outreach has a new home.<p>Employees at the 200-person company began moving into a new headquarters building last week at …

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If You Don't Want to Be Fired From Your Startup, Founders Should Remember These 3 Things

Not being in alignment with your board can cause troubles even founders can't manage<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s a sad reality, but many chief executives and company founders get fired. Even the great ones like Apple's Steve Jobs and JetBlue's David Neeleman get …

Why this tech CEO turned down funding inquiries from more than 100 investors

As the CEO of the communications software company Basecamp, Jason Fried has taken a non-traditional approach to finding success in the tech …

How to Build Your Startup Without Hiring a Single Employee

Expectations have never been higher--not just from investors but from talented people, too. Here's how to create your way into business.<p>Ten years ago, I raised money with a PowerPoint presentation. Today, the expectations of investors are much higher. Investors want to see working products with …

Economics students risk being short-changed on tuition, claims study | Financial Times

Economics students receive the equivalent of just 26 hours of one-to-one teaching on average during a three-year degree, about a third that is …