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What Startups Should Never Say During A VC-Pitch

<i>Category:</i><p><i>Tags:</i><p>Dec 31<p>I’ve been listening through a number of startup pitches in Silicon Valley, both as observer, and to give feedback as pretend …

Lack of transparency among 'unicorn' start-ups is backfiring

A year ago, investors clamored to get a piece of hot tech start-ups like Zenefits and Snapchat. Some even argued that it was unfair that regular investors couldn't access the world's fastest-growing private companies.<p>Today those investors are probably happy they never had the chance. Each day …

7 On-Demand Delivery Startups In London

We count 7 on-demand delivery startups currently battling it out in London (although there are doubtless more) as entrepreneurs and VCs make big bets on smartphone-driven convenience and the promise of getting you food or just about anything delivered to your door within minutes.<p>That said, the …

Startups

How Startups Can Utilize Lean Principles For Branding

You’re 99% sure that whatever it is that you’re going to build will change the world forever. And the next days, weeks, months you start building on …

How Poop Can Be Worth $9.5 Billion

Let’s get two nasty numbers out of the way first (and don’t say you haven’t wondered about these at least once): The human race produces about 640 …

World Health Organization

Tech Startups Are Prodding the Dinosaur That Is the Insurance Industry

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here’s a sentence you don’t read every day: Insurance is so hot right now.<p>Entrepreneurs and investors have finally woken up to the opportunity in the insurance industry. At $831.5 million, investment in insurance tech this year is already …

Startups

A new visa that will allow UK tech startups to hire entire teams from Silicon Valley has been hailed as 'revolutionary'

The team application is one of four changes being made to the criticised Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa, which is overseen by government quango Tech City UK.<p>Migreat, which offers free visa and immigration help, believes the "team application" element that is being introduced to the Tier 1 …

Silicon Valley

These 15 startups are out to disrupt one of the oldest industries in the world

A cluster of startups are looking to disrupt one of the oldest industries in the world: insurance.<p>Insurance has been around for thousands of years.<p>The earliest instance of insurance law is believed to date to King Hammurabi, about 1700 BC.<p>Business Insider spoke with venture capitalists, CEOs, and …

Startups

How One Brand is Disrupting the $63 Billion Makeup Industry

Photographer: Tuvy Lemberg<p>Some say it all started with Warby Parker, the now famous company that first created the direct to consumer online approach for the eyewear industry. Shopping skeptics said people would never buy certain things online because they needed to test the products in person. …

eCommerce

This Is How A Prison's Debate Team Beat Harvard

Three men currently incarcerated at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility in Ulster County beat Harvard University in a recent debate.<p>How they did it, though, is as inspiring as it is heartbreaking. Almost everywhere in the United States, time spent in prison is at best wasted, at worst spent …

College & University

Moving? You Can Take This Tiny, Cheap, Smart Apartment With You Wherever You Go

Want to move from San Francisco to Austin? Forget packing and Craigslist. Soon, you’ll open an app and ship your whole place.<p>If you need to move to a new city, this tiny apartment is designed to come with you. What’s even better, it would cost about half the rent of space at market rate, even if …

This FinTech startup says it will take $13 trillion away from Wall Street

FinTech companies are using the power of the internet to disrupt the financial industry. By cutting out the middle man (i.e., banks) and lowering costs, they're able to make financial services far more efficient and consumer friendly.<p>Fundrise, a DC-based startup, may be building the biggest …

Real Estate

17 insights about getting rich, from a 78-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

There is no mention of "money," "wealth," "finances," or "stocks" within Hill's text.<p>Rather, he focuses on breaking down the mental barriers that prevent many of us from attaining our own fortunes, an approach which is still relevant today.<p>We scoured Hill's pages to come up with some of his best …

Self-improvement

10 Myths About Successful CEOs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If I could change one thing about the digital age, I would definitely walk back the whole notion of user-generated content. The vast majority of it is nothing but popular nonsense propagated by pageview-hungry opportunists out to make a …

Leadership

Seeing Dollar Signs: My Startup Got Funded In Dubai... And It Was Much Harder Than You'd Think

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Raising funds is something almost every startup has to contend with at some time. Even a successful and profitable startup needs to raise funds to …

Venture Capital

36 Inspiring Quotes From 12 Self-Made Billionaires | Inc.com

The easiest way to replicate success is to emulate the thinking of successful people. With that in mind, I collected a set of quotes from a dozen incredibly successful people, none of whom inherited their vast wealth:<p>1. Jeff Bezos<p>I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going …

Motivation

These 9 startups you've never heard of could be worth $1 billion very soon

But a $1 billion valuation is still a huge milestone for any startup.<p>Pitchbook, a private-equity and venture-capital research firm, analyzed various patterns and other data to identify the next nine startups expected to reach the $1 billion threshold.<p>They may not all be household names, but they …

Venture Capital

9 Classic Cookies: Tested and Perfected

Look no further for the best cookie recipes. From chocolate chip to simple sugar, these classic cookies have all been tested, perfected and family-approved.<p><b>1. Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies</b><p>With two secret ingredients, these chocolate chip cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the …

Dessert
Manufacturing

The Operator App Wants To Make Online Shopping Less Like Online Shopping

From Uber cofounder Garrett Camp and former Zynga exec Robin Chan, the new Operator app matches online shoppers with sales reps.<p>The Internet has changed how we shop: We have more options, more information about those options, and we never have to interact with another human in order to complete a …

Customer Service

26 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Sequoia Capital

Why Richard Branson Thinks Failure Should Be An Option For All Entrepreneurs

Opportunities for startup success may be global, but when it comes to the risk of failure, there are still some big cultural divides.<p>If your business goes under in Europe, the stigma can set your entrepreneurial prospects back years. Tank in the US, and your experience is much more likely to be …

Entrepreneurship

A Netflix For Private Flights: Surf Air Founders Take Off With Rival Members-Only Airline

A sequel to the West Coast’s Surf Air, Beacon launches with unlimited flights every hour between NYC and Boston for $2,000 per month.<p>If Netflix lets you watch unlimited movies with a monthly subscription, why not follow the same model for air travel? Such was the genesis of Surf Air, a …

New England

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

4 Reasons Why Borrowing Money Is Usually Better Than Giving Up Equity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a pervasive myth that no debt is good debt. Whenever we’re talking about owing money these days, it’s almost always in a negative light. You hear it every day: homeowners are underwater, the national deficit is surging, consumers …

Personal Finance

The King Of Online Gambling (Is 34)

Earlier this year David Baazov walked into the Manhattan offices of the Blackstone Group, the world’s biggest private equity firm, with an outrageous offer. At 33 Baazov was the little-known chief of Amaya, an obscure Montreal company with a loose handful of assets in the gambling industry. But he …