K. Davies, Startup Venture Network

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Software security suffers as startups lose access to Google’s virus data

<i>(Reuters) –</i> A number of young technology security companies are losing access to the largest collection of industry analysis of computer viruses, a setback industry experts say will increase exposure to hackers.<p>The policy change at the information-sharing pioneer VirusTotal takes aim mainly at a …

Ho Chi Minh City wants smart city ideas from startups

Ho Chi Minh City Government is calling for ideas from startups on transport, pollution and smart farming.<p>The IoT Startup Competition was launched by …

Dropbox cut a bunch of perks and told employees to save more as Silicon Valley startups brace for the cold

When Dropbox employees walked into their new office on Brannan Street last month, they were dazzled by something they hadn't seen before — a gleaming, 5-foot-tall panda statue made of chrome.<p>The statue was made in recognition of the company's panda mascot. It was seen as a stamp of approval, …

PSA International unveils S$20 million incubator programme for start-ups

SINGAPORE - Port operator PSA International on Monday (May 9) launched its new corporate venture capital arm, PSA unboXed, with an initial fund size …

A Guide to SEM for Startups

<b>The SEM Opportunity</b><p>SEM (paid search engine marketing) is easily the most effective paid advertising channel. This is because advertisers can bid on …

4 Fastest-Growing Hotspots for Women Entrepreneurs

Today, 1,000 women will start new businesses. Tomorrow, it will happens again. Here's where.<p>This morning, one thousand American women launch their startup. Tomorrow, another thousand women will wake up and start companies. The growing army of women entrepreneurs is outpacing any other single large …

What HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Can Teach Us About Startups

Silicon Valley mixes business with comedy while providing startups with valuable lessons.<p>Silicon Valley combines business with comedy. It's a fun watch, but aside from that it can teach people a lot about the reality of running a startup in the world of today. There are so many nuances that you …

What startups should look for in an investor

For entrepreneurs looking to grow their business, fundraising is a common path to take.<p>But to ensure the business is pushed in the right direction, …

If You're Not Tapping into the Liquid Workforce, You're Not Innovating

Why Unicorns and the Fortune 500 are hiring "liquid workers" to move fast and grow<p>Because I have an unusual work history, a lot of people ask me how it is possible for startups to innovate so quickly while corporations can't. Since I've been employee #150,000 at American Express and employee #9 at …

Six Startups Primed To Disrupt The Sports Industry Thanks To 500 Accelerator

Entrepreneurship is hard. Building a company from scratch – especially one whose value proposition is inherently different from anything else that exists in the marketplace – is a tall order for even the most experienced of business executives. The task becomes even more difficult when the start-up …

Are You Currently Raising Money for Your Business?

Cut to the bottom of it quickly.<p>Are you currently raising money--whether it's in equity or debt? If you are, you are probably focused on a total amount you are trying to raise. Here is a simple exercise that can get you to the finish line faster.<p>Let's say you're currently looking for a $1,000,000. …

7 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Needs to Listen to in 2016

March 22, 2016<p>Podcast listenership has grown rapidly over the past few years, and if you’re not taking advantage of it, you’re missing out.<p>They’re a …

Entrepreneurship

How To Create a Brand Ambassador Program for Employees Using Social Media

Are you looking for brand ambassadors? Have you considered recruiting your employees to help? When you empower your employees to talk about your …

Please Don’t! 5 Content Marketing Don’ts For 2016

It's easy to talk about content marketing wins, but what about giant fails? Columnist Rebecca Lieb outlines some of the top mistakes content …

Foundersuite – Software And Templates For Entrepreneurs And Startups

Foundersuite makes tools to help entrepreneurs and startups get ahead and stay successful. Used by over 10,000 companies, the helpful software and …

The 10 Chrome extensions you need most

On its own, Chrome is a pretty fantastic browser, but extensions increase its potential exponentially.<p>So, what are extensions, exactly? Essentially, …

10 Things Introverts Do Which Make Them Productive

A lack of productivity leads to a lack of happiness.<p>When you can’t see yourself making progress or getting things done, you get anxious and become …

8 Amazing Traits All Introverts Have that They Probably Never Realized

The symptoms of social anxiety can be misinterpreted as introversion but they are very different.<p>Social anxiety is self-induced while introversion is …

9 Struggles Only Introverts Can Relate To

In a world that often leads us to believe that extroversion is the norm, it’s not always easy to be an introvert. You may feel like you’re the only …

Cyber hacks are 'single largest threat to our way of life,' according to Accomplice's Chris Lynch - Boston Business Journal

Cambridge venture partner Chris Lynch is serious about cybersecurity.<p>Cyber hacks and data breaches are the "single largest threat to our way of life" …

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How to Assemble Great Virtual Teams for Remote Work

We are living in a digital world, and it’s likely that every manager has thought seriously about hiring remote workers. Remote work is no longer a …

'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

Entrepreneurship

Google Offers To Give Away Patents To Startups In Its Push Against Patent Trolls

Back in April, Google launched a pop-up, temporary marketplace for companies to sell patents, with Google being the sole buyer. Today, the search and mobile giant is expanding that marketplace in the other direction: Google has started a program for startups to give away up to two non-organic …

Startups

The 10 Coolest Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

<b>You Have To Start Somewhere</b><p>Startups in data and analytics, virtualization, cloud software, networking and other hot areas have their goals set high …

Startups

6 tech startups that made it big without venture capital

While some great startups in the world were built on massive VC money, a bunch of them scaled the heights with self-funding

​Google holds patent giveaway for startups to ward off trolls

Google wants to give two patent families to 50 startups to bolster a tech industry led anti-troll network.<p>Google's has opened a new front in its war …

It Ain't Over: The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

<i>One of the reasons I started my website was so that women could have a place to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hold on to an old dream that has stopped nurturing them -- that there is always time to start a new dream. This week's story is about 9 women who have</i> …

Khloé Kardashian Reveals Her Weight Loss Secret And It's Easier Than You'd Think

<b>Khloé Kardashian</b> stopped by the Australian radio station Fitzy & Wippa and divulged her <b>weight loss secret</b>. Similar to Melissa McCarthy’s weight loss …